GIBBNER, John Carl

HYNDMAN - John Carl Gibbner, 59, was dead on arrival yesterday at Bedford County Memorial Hospital, Bedford. He had been ill one year. Born in Greensburg, Pa., he was an employe of the Bolt and Forge Shops of the B&O Railroad in Cumberland. He was a member of Fairhope Community Church and the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his wife, Alvernace (Hutzell) Gibbner; three daughters, Mrs. Shirley May Werner, Mantua, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Kimmel, Baltimore, and Miss Carolyn Gibbner, at home; six sons, Charles Gibbner, Ellerslie; Sp/4 Carl W. Gibbner, with the Army at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Ga.; Sp/4 Robert Gibbner, with the Army at Elrama, Pa.; Pfc. Paul Gibbner, with the Army in Germany; Troy and Ronald Gibbner, at home; two half-brothers, William Hicks, Baltimore, and Thomas Hicks, with the U.S. Army; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hare, Corriganville, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Leroy Logsdon will officiate and interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery. The Cumberland News, May 4, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GIBBNER, Robert L.
Robert L. Gibbner, 39 of R D 1 Hyndman, died Tuesday, august 14, 1984 as the result of the Hyndman Flood. He was born at Fairhope, PA, February 23, 1945, a son of John C. and Alvernace (Hutzell) Gibbner.  Surviving are his mother, his wife, Donna (Cannon) Gibbner, and 2 sons, John Leroy and James Edward, both at home. Also surviving are 5 brothers, Charles, of LaVale; Carl, of Manns Choice, Paul, Ron and Troy, all of R D 1 Hyndman; and 3 sisters, Shirley Werner, of Glencoe; Helen Kimmell, of Baltimore, MD; and Carolyn Harold, of R D 1 Hyndman. Mr. Gibbner was employed as a tire builder at Kelly-Springfield Tire company, Cumberland, MD; member of the rubber Workers Unions, and served in the U. S. Army.  Funeral services: Friday, August 17, at 11am at the Faith Community Church, R D 1 Hyndman, with Rev. Terry Campbell officiating.  Burial in Hyndman Cemetery. Dwayne Cannon, Bruce Cannon, John Sager, Carl Shaffer, Stanley Shaffer, and Stuart Shaffer will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman.
Bedford Gazette; abt Tuesday, August 14, 1984
Note: Robert Gibbner, Samuel Leydig Jr. of Hyndman and Clyde A. Burley, Jr. of Rawlings, MD., died as the result of the Hyndman Flood 1984.  The 3 men had been standing in Leydig’s Garage at Gooseberry, upstream of Hyndman, early Monday afternoon when a torrent of water from the mountains descended on them, surrounded the metal trucking garage and in a few minutes swept them away.  This flood happened on a day that we had very little rain.  It all came upstream from the mountains.
(Courtesy of Polly Groves)
Posted July 31, 2012  

GIBBONS, Myles Joseph
Myles Joseph Gibbons, of 408 Fuentez Avenue, Lady Lake, FL, former military officer and businessman, died February 24, 2008, of natural causes at his home. A native of Maryland for 27 years, Myles resided with his wife Eileen in both Hagerstown and Florida. Descended from parents of Ireland, Mr. Gibbons was born in Springfield, MA in 1917, where he grew up. After the outbreak of WW II, Mr. Gibbons enlisted in the Army and retired a captain. Survivors include Eileen and her family, sons, David Gibbons, Todd Gibbons; daughter-in-law, Martha Blechar Gibbons and grandson, Adam D. Gibbons. Services will be held at Arlington Cemetery with Full Military Honors on March 13 at 2 p.m.
[obituary was on FindaGrave memorial page, no date given nor name of source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2013

GIBBONS, Mrs. Virginia Todd
FROSTBURG — Mrs. Virginia T. Gibbons, 50, of 2404 Countryside Drive, Silver Spring, died Thursday at Medical College of Virginia, following a short illness. A native of Frostburg, she was a graduate of Beall High School and received a degree in physical therapy from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Gibbons also served in the Army. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Kathleen Lapp Todd, West Main Street; her husband, Myles T. Gibbons, and two sons, Dr. M. D. Gibbons and Todd M, Gibbons. The body is at the William E. Pumphrey Funeral Home, Silver Spring, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, on Monday.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2013

GIBSON, John Arthur

Terra Alta - John Arthur Gibson, 47, of 503 State Avenue, died suddenly Sunday at his residence. He was a son of Mrs. Plaza M. (Michaels) Gibson, Piedmont, and the late Russell Curtis Gibson. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving besides his mother are his wife, Willard [? is this correct?] L. (Buckalew) Gibson, one daughter, Mrs. Carol J. Welch, here; five sisters, Mrs. Opal Brown and Miss Mary Gibson,  Gelwalben, Pa.; Mrs. Ruby Chaney, Piedmont; Mrs. Edwina Wentz, Cumberland; Mrs. Betty Shaffer, Glen Burnie, Md., one brother, Robert Gibson, Folcraft, Pa. The body is at the residence. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Terra Alta Methodist Church. Rev. W. C. Dunson and Rev. BillyReed[?] Wickline, will officiate and interment will be in Terra Alta Cemetery.
Tuesday, July 30, 1963; The Cumberland (MD) News
Posted September 6, 2019


M. C. Gibson, of Tunnelton, died November 23rd, age 68 years.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010


GIBSON, Paulvera Grimm
19 January 1951
(Courtesy of Theresa Swanson)
Posted March 17, 2012

GIBSON, Mrs. Mary Morgan

MT. SAVAGE - Mrs. Mary Gibson, 93, of here, died Saturday in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient six months. A native of Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Theophilus and Mary (Bird) Morgan. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was a member of St George's Episcopal Church. Mrs Gibson resided with her nephew and niece, George and Mary (Bird) Graham here. The body is at the residence. Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St George's Episcopal Church with Rev W E McGrew, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Graham, George Graham, Clyde Vogtman, Henry Vogtman, Edward Bowers and Robert Mulligan.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, May 10, 1965 - pg 4, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 15, 2012

GIFT, Mrs. Gladys Elizabeth Iliff

LUKE, Md. -- Gladys Elizabeth Gift, 90, formerly of 133 Mullen Ave., Like, died Friday, June 29, 2001 at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, Md., where she had been a resident. Born on July 2, 1910 in Romney, she was a daughter of the late James and Ida (Bobo) Iliff. Her husband, Elwood E. Gift also preceded her in death. Mrs. Gift was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, where she was past president of the Aurora-Derham Bible Class. Mrs. Gift formerly served on the Council of the Town of Luke. She received the community service award for the Town of Luke in 1982. She was also a volunteer for the Red Cross, having worked with the Bloodmobile. She is survived by three sons, Elwood H. Gift and wife, Roslyn, Oakridge, Tenn., James Gift and wife, Ruth, Westernport, and Paul Gift and wife, Betty Lou, Westernport; five grandchildren, Andrew Gift, Denver, Co., Laura Gift, New York, N.Y., Jonathon Gift, Sterling, Va., Timothy Gift, Mt. Lake Park,Md., and Dana Gift, Columbia, Md.; and nine great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ervin Huston and Rev. William Shimer officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - July 1, 2001
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 5, 2015

GIFT, James David

Keyser, WV — To have, to love, and then to part is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart.
James David Gift, 81, of Inspiration Drive, Quail Valley, Keyser, passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He had been under the excellent and loving care of the Potomac Valley Hospice and Aging and Family Services of Keyser. Born November 25, 1933 in Westernport, MD, he was the son of the late Elwood H. and Gladys (Iliff) Gift. Jim was a 1951 graduate of Bruce High School. He was a member of the Keyser Church of the Brethren. He retired from the Machine Coating Department of Westvaco Corp with 42 years of service. Jim was a United States Army Veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and was president of the Upper Potomac Rod and Gun Club for 20 years. He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 55 years, Ruth (Fike) Gift, two brothers, Elwood Gift and wife Roslyn of Oak Ridge, TN and Paul Gift and wife Betty Lou of Westernport, MD. He is also survived by four nephews, Andrew Gift of Denver, CO, Jonathon Gift of Nokesville, VA, Timothy Gift of Oakland, MD, and Dana Gift of Clarksville, MD, two nieces, Laura Gift of New York, and Jennifer Gift of Westernport, MD. Also surviving is his caregiver, Louie Kitzmiller II and wife Carrie and their family, Reagan, Kaleb James, Trey and Eli. He will be dearly missed by his special niece, Beverly Kitzmiller and husband Louie Sr. and their family of New Creek, and a special nephew, Brydon DeWitt and wife Lou and their family of Richmond, VA, Brydon Mark and wife Lisa and children, John, Mark and Caroline. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, MD on Friday, September 4th from 12 PM to 3 PM. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Friday September 4th following the visitation at 3:00 PM, with Rev. Dwight Ramsey officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Keyser Church of the Brethren, 152 South Main St, Keyser, WV 26726. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune (WV) - September 2, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 12, 2015

GIFT, Robert William

Robert William Gift, 56, of 41 Third St., Piedmont, passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at his residence. Born Feb. 25, 1953 in Westernport, Md., he was the son of the late Wayne and Gladys (Morton) Gift. Mr. Gift was a United States Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He lived in Alaska most of his adult life until recently moving back to the Tri-Towns. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Jean (Steward) Gift; two brothers, Richard Gift and wife Shirley of Oldtown, Md. and Gary Gift and wife Janice of Westernport; a sister, Margaret Paugh of Westernport; and a niece, Nancy High of Bridgeport, W.Va. At Mr. Gift’s request, his body was cremated. There are no services planned at this time. Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, was in charge of arrangements.

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2009 in THE CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, Cumberland, Maryland on page 2-B, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 11, 2017

GIFT, Wayne Holmes

WESTERNPORT - Wayne (Mike) Gift. 67, of Gordon Street, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born in Bayard, he was a son of the late David and Cora (Wotring) Gift. He was a retired B&O employe anrl retired custodian of Westernport Elementary School, and was a member of Tri Towns Senior Citizens. Surviving are his widow, Gladys (Mortnn) Gift; three sons, Richard Gift, Cumberland; Gary Gift, District Heights, and Robert Gift, Westernport; a daughter, Mrs. Margarel Paugh, here; a brother, Edward Gift, Luke, and one grandchild. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Strickler will officiate and interment will be in Bloomington Cemetery.
Published Wednesday, June 30, 1974 in THE
CUMBERLAND NEWS, Cumberland, Maryland on page 6, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 11, 2017

GILBERT, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Romesburg

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Gilbert, 77, died in Somerset Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 19, 1889, in Somerset County, a daughter of Hiram and Phoebe Pletcher Romesburg. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ellen Curtis of Connellsville, and three brothers, Jonas of Somerset, Austin of York, and James of Confluence. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, in 1951, four brothers and two sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, July 1, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


John P. Gilbert, 70, of Jennerstown, died Jan. 1, in Somerset Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1896, son of the late John and Cordelia Byrd Gilbert. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dean Heiple of Jennerstown; a brother, Frank of Jennerstown; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Fleagle of Orlando, Fla., and Mrs. Olive Mason of Philadelphia. Also by three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margie Daniels. He was a veteran of World War I and member of UMWA Local Quecreek, World War I Barracks 3218 of Somerset, and Woodmen of the World. Friends will be received at the Donald B. Hay Funeral Home, Boswell, with services on Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Albert E. Cox officiating. Interment in Jenner Crossroads Cemetery.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

GILBERT, Mrs. Margie

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness and sympathy shown us upon the death of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Margie Gilbert. To those who loaned cars, sent the many beautiful flowers, the Rev. Mr. C. W. Raley and Rev. W. C. Beal, the Walter S. Hoffman Funeral Home, and all others who assisted us in any way, we are deeply grateful.
Published in the Somerset Daily American, July 13, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2017

GILBERT, Robert Carroll

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Robert Carroll Gilbert, 68, Fort Ashby, W.Va., died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1992, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. Born July 12, 1924, in Covington, Va., he was the son of the late Frank and Emma (Lowell) Gilbert. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gilbert was also preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Gilbert  Jr., Nov. 8, 1950, and by three brothers. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1987 from PPG, where he had worked as a boiler house operator. He was a member of the Fort Ashby VFW Post No. 6667. His survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Aldridge) Gilbert; daughters, Kathy Gilbert, Cumberland; Anita C. Salesky, Short Gap; Alyce C. McDowell, Mount Storm; one son, Robert Gilbert, Fort Ashby; three step-sons, James Forbes, Winchester, Va., David Forbes, Cambridge, Md., and Frank Forbes, Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Mary K. Boles, Roanoke, Va.; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Fort Ashby Funeral Home where services will be conducted Tuesday, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Edward C. Chapman. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (MD) Times-News, Monday, November 8, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 7, 2017

GILES, Bernard LaDue

Bernard LaDue "Pete" Giles, 29, a native of this city, died today of a heart attach while visiting in Rising Sun. He had been living in Glascow, Del., where he was employed as an electrician. Born May 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Bernard and Mary (Deetz) Giles. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Opal (Amick) Giles, two brothers, DuBois W. Giles, this city, and Orville Giles, Pittsburgh and a sister, Mrs. Martha Grumbine, Hagerstown. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Rev. M. A. Keesecker, pastor of Kingsley Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Zion Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times, 14 September 1952
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009


GILES, Donald Elllsworth

Frostburg – Donald Ellsworth (Cateye) Giles, 71, of Bland Avenue, Midlothian, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.  Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Frank Thomas Giles and Lillie (Norrington) Giles.  He was a retired coal miner.  Surviving are his widow, Hilda (McKenzie Wolford Giles; seven sons, Thomas Giles, Cleveland, Ohio; Gary Giles, Pittsburgh; Donald Giles, Cumberland; Francis Giles, Frostburg; Kevin Giles and Michael Wolford, both at home; Eugene Wolford, Akron, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine McGee, Baltimore; Mrs. Herman Wright, Eckhart; Mrs. Vernon Scarlett, Mrs. Linda Sines, Midlothian; Miss Virginia Wolford, Frederick; two sisters, Mrs. James Clise, Vale Summit; Mrs. Mabel Riley, Sunnyside; two brothers, Earl Giles, here; Norman Giles, Phoenix, Ariz; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1978
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 15, 2015

GILES, Kevin Leon

Frostburg – Kevin Leon Giles, 54, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Points, W.Va., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident.  Born on April 12, 1965, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Donald Ellsworth and Hilda Mae (McKenzie) Giles.  In addition to his parents, Kevin was preceded in death by brother, Michael L. Wolford; half-brother, Gary Giles; sister, Linda Giles Bourne; half-sister, Catheryn Giles; nephew, Francis Scott Giles; and his Best Buddy, his dog, Buddy (handsome Pie).  Kevin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed by CSX.  He was the former owner of Gilesy’s Bar in Klondike.  He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and loved camping and traveling to new places including concerts and motorcycle events.  His favorite holiday was Halloween because you never knew how he was going to show up.  Above all, he was a family man, a beloved husband and loving father.  He was  man who would do anything for anybody.  Surviving are his wife, Cindy; sons, Kevin Giles, Jr., Brandon Giles and partner, Michelle Yates, and Carson Ritchey; two full brothers, Donald Giles and wife, Linda, Cumberland, and Francis Giles and wife, Luann, Frostburg; two full sisters, Lillian Forsythe, Hagerstown, and Virginia Mason and husband, Paul, Alabama; two half-brothers, Eugene Wolford and wife, Linda, Ohio, and Tommy Giles, Ohio; a half-sister, Patricia Ann Wright and husband Herman, Frostburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and three beloved dogs and rescued cat.  Memorial services will be held at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, on Friday July 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. with the Rev George Harpold officiating.  Family and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to services.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial park.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 13 Fort Cumberland.  Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.  
abt. 29 June 2019; Cumberland Times-News
(courtesy of Ray Leidinger, Jr./Michael McKenzie)
Posted April 2, 2021


GILFORD, Mrs. Margaret M. Conway

Mrs. Margaret M. Gilford, 59, of 544 Chestnut Street, Hagerstown, died yesterday in the Avlon Manor there after a lingering illness. A native of Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (McKenzie) Conway. Mrs. Gilford was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Hagerstown. A former resident of Cumberland, she was employed at the Algonquin Hotel. Survivors include her husband, William P. Gilford; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Nobert P. Barr, East Brunswick, N.J.; a brother, Edward J. Conway, Mt. Savage, and four sisters, Mrs. Earl Willetts, LaVale; Mrs. William Cooley, Hagerstown; Miss Regina Conway, Cumberand, and Mrs. Ellsworth Rice, Havre de Grace. The body will be at the George Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a. m. at St.. Patrick's Catholic Church and burial will be in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited today at 8:30 p. m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland News, December 3, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010

GILFORD, William P.

William P. Gilford, of Hernando, Fla., formerly of this city, died Tuesday. Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Farrell, Pa., he was a son of the late Paul W. Gilford and Clara S. Gilford. He was a retired official of the Western Maryland Railroad. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joan Barr, Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Miss Eleanor Gilford, Greenville, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Grabenstein, city; two brothers, J. Nelson Gilford and Charles E. Gilford, both of this city; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted in Florida.
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, June 4, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2021

GILL, Thomas W.

Charlestown, W. Va.  -Thomas W. Gill, of Middleway, died Sunday aged 40 years.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

GILLARD, Anna Catherine Fradiska

Anna Catherine Gillard, 68, of 422 Valley Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Beck) Fradiska. Surviving are her husband, Hubert L. Gillard; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Ruppert, Glen Burnie; Mrs. Anna Margaret Connelley, this city; Mrs. Dolores M. Pope, Gaithersburg; one sister, Miss Margaret Fradiska, city, and seven grandchildren. The body is in the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GILLARD, Mrs. Florence Paul

Mrs. Florence (Paul) Gillard, 66, widow of Louis Eugene Gillard, died unexpectedly at noon today at her home, 411 Furnace street. Mrs. Gillard suffered a stroke this morning. Since the death of her husband, on September 6, she had continued the operation of their grocery. A native of Belgium, she is survived by several brothers and sisters, in that country. Mrs. Gillard is also survived by a son, Hubert, associated with her in the grocery, and by a daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Germaine) Gillard, this city. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 8, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2010

GILLEN, Lawrence

"Mr. Lawrence Gillen, of Piedmont, departed this life at the Hoffman Hospital, Keyser, at half-past three o'clock Monday afternoon, 12 November 1906, after an illness of several weeks, aged 52 years. His remains were taken in charge by Undertaker J. F. Hoban, of this place and prepared for burial. The funeral services were conducted in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Charles Heath conducting the services, in an impressive manner. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. J. Tierney, John J. Casey, Robert Moxley, M. J. Fallon, R. H. Helferstay, J. E. Healy, J. V. Ross and William P. Kenny."
The Herald, Piedmont, WV, Friday 16 November 1906
Created by: K Gillen
Find A Grave Memorial# 85038798
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 13, 2017

GILLEN, Mrs.  Margaret 

Mrs, Margaret Gillen, aged seventy years, died at 4 o’clock this morning at her home on Lee street, after a severe illness, from dropsy. She leaves two sons, John T. Giillen and Wm Daibaugh. The funeral will take place from St. Patrick's church on Monday afternoon. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 8, 1898 - pg 4, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 125093092 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted December 17, 2016

GILLESPIE, Mrs. Anna L. Stowell

"Westernport-Mrs. Anna L. Gillespie, 322 Maryland Avenue, died last night at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, where she had been admitted July 14. Born at nearby Franklin, she was a daughter of the late David and Margaret (Casey) Stowell and the widow of Edward P. Gillespie. Mrs. Gillespie was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the parish. Surviving are a son, Edward Gillespie, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Blackburn and Mrs. John Thompson, both of Westernport, and Miss Margaret Gillespie, at home, eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery. The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 28 Jul 1958
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 4, 2010



"Edward O. Gillespie, 83, 315 Maryland Avenue, Westernport, Md., died Monday, September 28 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born Dec. 15, 1908, he was a son of the late Edward Gillespie and Anna Lucinda (Stowell) Gillespie. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport; Piedmont Council 658, Knights of Columbus; Victory Post 155, American Legion, Westernport; Allegany Arts Alliance  and Allegany Arts Council. He attended St. Peter's School and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Gillespie retired from Westvaco's Luke Mill in 1977 as a security guard. He was an accomplished portrait painter. He is survived by widow, Eileen (Healy) Gillespie; two step-sons, James Darr, Falls Church, Virginia and Joseph Darr, Westernport; a step-daughter, Mary Anne Morris, Westernport; two sisters, Mrs. Teresa Blackburn, Baltimore, Md.  and Marie Thompson, Moran Manor Care Center, Westernport three step-grandchildren, Katie Morris and Amel Morris, Westernport and Billy Darr, Falls Church, Virginia and a number of nieces and nephews... Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Father Paul Byrnes and Father Ivan Lebar will officiate and burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery..."
"The Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 29 Sep 1992
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 24, 2010


A SAD DEATH ~ Mr. George Gillespie, A Most Estimable Young Man, Dies Saturday Night
Mr. George Gillespie died Saturday night about 11 o'clock at the residence of Mr. Frank Laing on Fayette street. The deceased was in his twentieth year, and was well and favorably known. Honorable and upright in every respect, he stood high in the estimation of his employers, and his untimely death has caused sorrow among a host of friends. For several years he was in the employ of Mr. K. H. Butler, after which he was employed as a bookkeeper for Mr. Frank B. Jenvey, successor to the late firm of A. Shriver & Co., which position he filled until his health compelled him to quit work, and seek some means whereby his health might be improved. With the hope of bringing this about he went to Florida but failed to receive any benefit. When he returned to Cumberland those who knew him realized that it was only a question of a few weeks before that deadful disease, consumption, would carry him off. Not long ago the young man lost his mother, who, it is said, was the only near relative that he had on earth. Mother and son fairly worshipped each other, and her death so preyed upon him that it no doubt hastened his death. Being compelled to take to his bed some six weeks or more ago, he sank rapidly until death relieved him of his suffering. Mr. and Mrs. Laing were faithful in their attendance, and the young man received every attention and had all done for him that was possible, yet they could not stay the hand of death. The funeral took place this afternoon from SS. Peter & Paul's church, and the interment was made in the cemetery connected with that church. The floral offerings were many and quite handsome. The funeral cortege was a large one. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers, viz: Messrs. E. Earl Graeff, Wm. Fredericks, Ottis Jewitt, Louis Miller, Richard Beall and E. P. McKenna.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, MD; Monday, February 4, 1895, Page 6, Col. 2
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 5, 2015


"Drowned Man Has Two Sisters Here-
Cumberland police were asked today to aid in the search for two sisters of a man whose body was recovered Tuesday from the Baltimore harbor. Detective B. F. Gaffney was advised by Baltimore police that John Gillespie, who roomed there at 122 Market Place, was drowned in the harbor and that cards found in his pocket indicated that two sisters, names unknown, resided in Cumberland. Baltimore police were told that Gillespie had resided in the Market Street rooming house about 15 years. Any information regarding the sisters may be given to headquarters here, telephone 1680."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 30 Apr 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 4, 2010

GILLESPIE,  Marguerite A.

"Westernport-Marguerite A. Gillespie, 72, of 322 Maryland Avenue, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Nikep, she was a daughter of the late Edward P. and Anna L. (Stowell) Gillespie. A retired assistant manager of the former American Steam Laundry in Piedmont, she was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Court Sancta Maria 485, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Raphael Society, Senior Citizens and Victory Unit 155, American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a brother, Edward Gillespie, two sisters, Mrs. Marie Thompson, Westernport and Mrs. Howard Blackburn, Baltimore and two grandchildren. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Sat 5 May 1973
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 4, 2010


"Mr. Michael Gillespie, 63-year-old employee of the Wyatt Coal Company at Sharon, died Friday afternoon in a Charleston Hospital following an extended illness. He had been a resident of Sharon 30 years. The body was removed to the Bartlett and Wynns Mortuary at Belle. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rosa Hendricks Gillespie; three sons, Edward and Michael, Jr., of Sharon, and Paul who is with the U. S. Army stationed in the Hawaiian Islands; a step-son, H. R. Cotton, of Sharon; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ralph Welch, of Sharon, and Mrs. Emzy McClure, of Miami; two brothers, John Gillespie, of Baltimore, and Andrew Gillespie, of Fairmont; a sister, Miss Martha Gillespie, of Lonaconing, Md."
"Charleston Daily Mail" Charleston, West Virginia, 22 Feb 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted October 4, 2010

GILLUM, Harry Clayton

Harry Clayton Gillum, 67, retired carpenter, died yesterday at his home on Route 3, Bedford Road, following an illness of eight years. A native and life resident of Bedford Valley, Pa., he was a son of the late John and Victoria (Bruner) Gillum. Mr. Gillum was associated with Lodge 49, Junior OUAM and held membership in Union Methodist church. He retired 10 years ago. Besides his widow, Mrs. Myrtle (Hendrickson) Gillum, he is survived by two sons, Clayton Gillum of Bowling Green, and Kenneth Gillum of Bedford Road; two brothers, Rev. Martin L. Gillum, of Baltimore, and Joshua Gillum of Keyser, W, Va., and one sister, Mrs. Espy Rose, of Bedford Valley. Last rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Union Methodist Church by Rev. Carl Clapp, pastor of St. Mark's Reform Church, this city. Burial will be in Zion Memorial Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 12, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


James Gillum, colored, died at his home in South Keyser last Sun and was buried from the Colored Methodist Church last Tues. He was about 35 years old and was well known in Keyser. The funeral services were conducted by Rev J M Beane.
Keyser Tribune, May 19, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


Death of Arthur Gilmartin
Arthur Gilmartin died at his home in Vale Summit at 8 p.m. Saturday. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the Catholic cemetery in Frostburg, after a requiem mass at St Michael's church. Arthur Gilmartin was born on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in 1838. His father was a native of Ireland and his mother was a German. He worked on the B & O R R in his youth and for a long time drove a cart on the section between Piedmont and Grafton. He went to Pompey Smash in 1855 and dug coal until about ten years ago when he retired, Mr Gilmartin married Elizabeth, daughter of Levi Hawthorne in 1865. His surviving sons are: John, James and Levi. He has two daughters living, Misses Annie and Marcella. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings were numerous. The Eureka Sporting Club sent a magnificent floral wreath to be laid on the bier of their old friend.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday,December 28, 1908 - pg 3, Col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


Death of John[sic, James] Gllmartin
Mr. John(sic, James) Gllmartin. aged 40, of Vale Summit, died yesterday at 4 a. m. at his home after several years suffering with asthma. Mr. Gilmartin was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gilmartin, two brothers, Levi and John, and two sisters, Misses Anna and Marcella, of Vale Summit. The funeral will occur Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Requiem mass.will be sung at St, Michael's church and interment will be made in the church cemetery.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, April 14, 1911 - pg 2, col 4
Posted May 22, 2010



Frostburg Md., May 8—John Gilmartin, aged 42 years, Vale Summit, died Wednesday from a heart attack. Th deceased was a member of the Order of Moose and Ancient Order of Hibernians. Surviving are Mrs Otis Coleman and Miss Marcella Gilmartin sisters and Levin Gilmartin, a brother. The funera will be conducted Saturday morning at St Michael's Catholic church at 10:30 o'clock with burial in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, May 9, 1925 - pg 37, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010

GILMORE, Elizabeth Guy

"Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Gilmore, 46, of Horse Rock, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD. Born in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Henry A. and Carrie Moran Guy.  She was preceded in death in 1952 by her husband, Timothy Gilmore. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and was secretary of the Maryland Bureau of Mines, Westernport. Surviving are one daughter, Timmie Ann Gilmore, at home and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Loughery, Bel Aire. Friends will be received in the Boal Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  The Rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter's Church.  Burial will be in Philos Cemetery."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Wed 11 Dec 1974:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Frank (child)

Frank, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gilmore died of diphtheria last Monday, Feb 8, 1892, aged 5 years, 1 month and 17 days.
12 February 1892; Piedmont (WV) Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted February 29, 2020

GILMORE, Gertie (child)

Gertie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. T. Gilmore, died Jan 18, 1892 of membranous croup, aged 6 years. Surely the hand of affliction has been heavily laid upon Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore the past few weeks. [see below, infant Maud died Jan 1st]
22 January 1892; The Piedmont Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted February 12, 2020


Mr John Gilmore, one of Piedmonts popular young men, succumbed to the ravages of typhoid fever at the Hoffman Hospital here about 11:30 Saturday morning. Mr Gilmore had many friends and was a clerk at the Kenny Hotel for a number of years.
Keyser Tribune, December 27, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010


GILMORE, John Patrick

"Mr. John Patrick Gilmore, an old and respected citizen of Piedmont, died about one o'clock last Saturday morning, 20 Oct 1900, after two weeks illness of paralysis, aged 66 years. Mr. Gilmore was born in Ireland and came to this country when about 18 years of age. The greater part of his life was spent in the employ of the B & O Railroad Company. He leaves a wife and eight children: Michael, and Mrs. Kate Greenwade (sic-should be Greenway), of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Daniel Moran, of Franklin; Misses Bessie, Mamie, Margaret, John, and Timothy, of Piedmont, and a sister, Mrs. Patrick Laffey, of Frankville. The funeral took place from St. Peter's Catholic church, Monday morning, Rev. Thos. E. Lyons, officiating, and was largely attended. The pallbearers were John and Michael Gilmore, of Keyser, John, William, and Daniel Laffey, of Frankville, and Timothy Gilmore, of Piedmont. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. James Laffey, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Laffey, of Frankville; Mrs. M. Melody, and daughter Mary, Messrs. Michael and John Gilmore, of Keyser, and Mr. George Kane and sister, of Cumberland, E. S. Howard, James Gleeson, and Mr. Thompson. The flower bearers were Messrs. John and Clement Kelly, Bryan Healy, James Helman, Thomas Melody and Mr. Maldoon."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 26 Oct 1900
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Mrs. Margaret

"The remains of Mrs. Margaret Gilmore, aged 88 years, widow of the late Thomas Gilmore, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, in Keyser, on Wednesday afternoon, were brought here for interment in St. Peter's cemetery, Saturday morning. The funeral service was held at the Church of the Assumption, Keyser, Rev. Father Jan celebrating High Mass. Surviving Mrs. Gilmore are her daughter, Mrs. Murphy, and four sons, John P. Gilmore, of Keyser; B. F. of Washington, T. J. of Baltimore, and J. H. of Pittsburgh. Harold and Sam Gilmore, of Washington, formerly of this place, are grandsons. Among those from out of town attending the funeral were B. F., Harold, and Geneva Gilmore, of Washington; P. J. Gilmore, Baltimore; J. H. Gilmore, Pittsburgh; Patrick Laffey, of Parkersburg; Mrs. Charles Pennington, Mrs. Margaret Laffey, Cumberland, and Miss Delia Diviney, of Piedmont."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 19 Jan 1923
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Miss Mary

 "Requiem High Mass for Miss Mary "Mame" Gilmore, 72, of Washington, was celebrated Tuesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, by Rev. Stephen Chylinski, assistant pastor.  Monsignor A. Scarpati, pastor, delivered the sermon.  Rev. Leon Warczynski, assistant pastor, and Rev. Dr. William E. Kelly, of Westminster, a former assistant pastor here, were in the sanctuary. Mrs. Edward Pendergast sang two solos, "Night Folds Her Starry Curtain," and "He Wipes the Tear from Every Eye", and Charles Paskun sang "Hymn to the Sacred Heart."  Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, Westernport. Pallbearers were P. A. Laughlin, James Ward, Thomas Moran, Charles White. Frank McNeill, John B. Determan, John Mullen, and J. Estel Kenny. Miss Gilmore died early Saturday morning at the home of her brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Cleaver, 128 Church Street, Westernport. She had been in failing health for several years but her condition became more serious after her arrival here from Washington this summer. She had been bedfast for the past three weeks. A daughter of the late John and Mary K. Gilmore, she was a native of this community and resided here most of her life. For fifteen years prior to leaving for Washington she operated the Gilmore Hotel, now the Potomac Hotel, Ashfield Street. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Cleaver, and Mrs. Kate Greenway, Pittsburgh; and one brother, Timothy J. Gilmore, Toledo. Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Margaret O'Connor, Connellsville, PA; Miss Katie Spates, Miss Angela Brady and Miss Irene Condry, Frostburg; Miss Sue Rossworm, Vitus Rossworm, Mrs. Cecelia Ward, Mrs. Angela Rowley, Mrs. Eleanor Kean, Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, Miss Winnie Laffey, Mr. and Mrs. George Stegmaier, and son, Harry, Mrs. Mary Nairin, Mrs. Stephen King, Misses Kathleen and Nell Rowan and John Rowan, Cumberland; Miss Elizabeth Meyers, Lonaconing; Mrs. W. M. Greenway and Mrs. Florence Robosson, Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gilmore, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Martin McGuire and Mrs. Nora Brew of Washington; Mrs. John Hughes, Gormania; Mrs. Gertrude Pennington and Mrs. Ray Durst, Swanton; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Melody and daughter, Miss Louise Melody, Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy and Mr. and Mrs. William Laffey, Keyser."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thur 17 Sep 1942
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Mrs. Mary J.

"Mrs. Mary J. Gilmore, widow of the late James { sic-should be John } P. Gilmore, died Saturday morning at the Gilmore Hotel on Ashfield Street, aged 76 years. Mrs. Gilmore was born in County Galway, Ireland, but came to this country when a child. She is survived by four daughters and one son, Miss Mamie Gilmore, Mrs. D. J. Moran, Mrs. George Cleaver, all of this place, Mrs. W. H. Greenway, Pittsburg, and T. J. Gilmore, Cumberland, Mrs. James Laffey, of Second Street, is a sister. The funeral was held Monday from St. Peter's, Rev. Father Brennan officiating."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 28 Feb 1919
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Maud (daughter of John T.)

Maud, the eleven month old child of Mr John T. Gilmore, died Jan 1 of diphtheria, the funeral occurring Sunday. [see Gertie, above who died Jan 18th.]
22 January 1892; Piedmont Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted February 12, 2020

GILMORE, Michael J.

"It becomes our duty to record a fatal accident to one of our prominent and respected citizens, Mr. Michael J. Gilmore, which occurred at the West Virgina Junction April 13, 1894. Mr Gilmore was employed as yard conductor by the W.Va. Central railway and was shifting some cars, making a running switch at the time. He was on top of a box car and while putting down the brakes the iron hook attached to the break chain broke, the sudden release of the wheel overbalancing him throwing him to the ground with great force in front of the moving cars which ran over him. Despite the efforts of doctors, he passed away quietly Saturday night. Michael Joseph Gilmore, is the eldest son of Mr. John C. Gilmore and brother to Mrs. Bessie Fleming, wife of Michael Fleming. Miss Mary Gilmore, Messrs. John T. Gilmore and P. J. Gilmore, each of whom feel very keenly this providential affliction. Mr. Gilmore would have been thirty-two years of age the 5th of next October. Nine years ago last December, he was united in marriage at Elk Garden to Miss Rose Kenney. A wife and three children survive him. Mr. Gilmore was raised in this community and was an honorable man and good citizen and was held in high esteem. The funeral took place Tuesday from St. Peters Catholic church of which deceased had long been a faithful member. The members of Knobley Division No. 183 O.R.C. of Keyser, of which Mr. Gilmore was a member, attended the funeral as did members of Mountain Lodge No. 267 B. of R.T. of the same city and the O.R.C. of Grafton and Brunswick."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 27 Apr 1894
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted February 11, 2012


GILMORE, Michael T.

"Keyser Kernels: The funeral of Michael T. Gilmore, aged 55 years, was held Saturday morning from the Catholic Church of the Assumption. Mr. Gilmore died at the Hoffman Hospital, Wednesday from injuries received Monday when he fell down the stairs at his home on Mineral Street. He is survived by his mother, who is 88 years old, one sister, Mrs. J. T. Murphy, and four brothers, J. B. Gilmore, of Keyser, B. F. Gilmore, of Washington, P. J. Gilmore, of Baltimore, and J. H. Gilmore, of Pittsburgh."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 10 Feb 1922
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


GILMORE, Michael

 "Mr. Michael Gilmore died Tuesday afternoon, March 14, 1911, at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Gilmore, on Fairview Street, Piedmont, aged 46 years. Years ago the deceased was a railroad man, but for a number of years he has been ill from a complication of diseases. The funeral took place from St. Peter's church Thursday morning, Rev. Thos. E. Gallagher officiating. The deceased was a brother of Mr. John Gilmore, the popular clerk at the Kenny House."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 17 Mar 1911
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010


GILMORE, Timothy
KALBAUGH, Charles Lee
KALBAUGH, Earl Glenn
MICHAEL, Richard Allen
MORAN, Richard Daniel

"Five Men Killed in Auto Accident-
Funeral services were held yesterday for five young men of the community who were killed early Sunday morning in an automobile accident on the McMullen highway, route 220, about ten miles this side of Cumberland. Fatally injured in the accident were Timothy Gilmore, 32, Westernport, former state trooper, who was driving the car, Charles Lee Kalbaugh, 28, Piedmont, and his brother, Earl Glenn Kalbaugh, Westernport, Richard Daniel Moran, 25, Westernport, owner of the car, Richard Allen Michael, 25, Westernport.

Services for Richard Allen Michael were conducted yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Evangelical United Brethren Church by the Rev. Lee Sheaffer, pastor. Joint rites for Charles Lee and Earl Glenn Kalbaugh, were held at the Boal funeral home yesterday at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. George Davison, rector of St. James Episcopal church, Westernport, and the Rev. G. Stanley Schwind, former rector, now at St. George's church, Mt. Savage. Services for Timothy Gilmore were conducted at his residence, 122 Johnson street, Westernport, at three o'clock by the Rev. Lee Scheaffer, pastor of the EUB church. Rites for Richard D. Moran were held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Moran, 215 Hammond street, at 4:30 o'clock with the Rev. Clyde W. Ash, pastor at Trinity Methodist Church, officiating.

Accord Military Honors-
Full military honors were accorded for Michael, the Kalbaughs, and Gilmore, by Victory Post 155, American Legion, assisted by Barton Post 189 and Kelly-Mansfield Post 52 of Piedmont. Potomac Fire Company conducted rites at the graves at Philos cemetery for Charles Kalbaugh, Michael, Gilmore and Moran. Members of Potomac Fire Company and Tri-Towns Fire Company in uniform attended all five funerals.

{Pallbearers for all are listed}.

Timothy Gilmore-A native of Thomas, Timothy Gilmore was a son of Mrs. Grace Shaffer Gilmore, Oakland and the late Timothy M. Gilmore. He spent most of his earlier youth in Crellin and and was a graduate of Oakland high school. During World War II, he served as a tank driver with the Army in Africa and Italy and was wounded in the chest. After the war, he served six years with the Maryland State Police, resigning last February to become a guard at the Allegany Ballistics lab at Pinto. He was a member of Victory Post, American Legion, and Potomac Fire Company. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Guy Gilmore, 122 Johnson Street, Westernport; three brothers, Harold Gilmore, Webster Springs, W. Va.; John W. Gilmore, Layfayette, Indiana, and Glenn Gilmore, Terra Alta and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kershetaky, Delano, Pa., and Mrs. Hazel Parsons, Hambleton, W. Va.

Richard D. Moran, son of Mrs. Sarah Moran and the late Edward S. Moran, former mayor of Westernport, was a native of the town and a graduate of Bruce high school. He was a manager of the Moran Trucking Company in which he was associated with his brothers. He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church and Potomac Fire company. Besides his mother, he leaves four brothers, Charles, James, Harold and Donald, all of Westernport.

Richard A. Michael, son of Mrs. Annie Virginia Kline Michael and the late Bayard Michael, is also a native of Westernport and attended Bruce high school. During World War II he served two years aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific theatre. A member and sergeant-at-arms of Potomac Fire company, he was employed as a steward at the Potomac club. Besides his mother, he leaves four brothers, Marshall, Clyde, Thomas and Paul, all of Westernport, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Floto, Cumberland, and Mrs. Oliver Long, Arlington, Va.

Police Version of Accident-The accident occurred about 4:52 Sunday morning. The time was established by a broken watch on the wrist of Richard Moran. Trooper First Class, A. M. Sploch, of the Maryland State Police, who investigated, said that Gilmore, driving Moran's 1951 hardtop convertible, had just rounded a bend and apparently was confused by the headlights of another vehicle parked along Gilmore's side of the road. Apparently thinking the recently relocated road lay to the right of the headlights, Gilmore swerved off the road onto a gravel shoulder. By the time he realized his mistake, it was too late to stop. The car skidded several hundred feet, careened back to the road, and smashed against the front of the parked car. Four of the victims were thrown from the car with only Earl Kalbaugh and Richard Michael still in the back seat. Sploch said all of the dead except Charles Kalbaugh died instantly. Witnesses said Kalbaugh called for help then crawled under a fence at the George M. Barton farm and died of internal injuries. Dr. H. V. Deming, deputy county medical examiner, said the others died of skull fractures, internal injuries and neck fractures.

James. F. Thompson, the sixth occupant, was thrown from the vehicle and later was moved to Sacred Heart hospital, Cumberland, where he is recovering from his injuries.

Occupant of Parked Car Hurt.
Miss Joreetta Proudfoot, 21, of Rowlesburg, the only occupant of the parked car, sustained severe lacerations of the face and eyes when her head was thrown through the windshield by the impact. She told police she had been drowsy and thought she was dreaming when she saw the other car careening wildly towards her. Lewis H. Allwine, 24, of Highland, N. J., operator of the parked car, stated that he and his brother, Ernest, had pulled off to the left side of the road when they were flagged by Wilbur Fresh, a stranded motorist, of Akron, O., who had developed engine trouble. Gilmore's wife, Mrs. Betty Guy Gilmore, arrived at the scene of the accident about two hours later, unaware of her husband's death. Police said she was anxious over her husband's failure to return home and she stopped at the scene as officers were preparing to leave."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 4 Sep 1952
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 13, 2011

GILMORE, Timothy A.

"The remains of Mr. Timothy A. Gilmore, who died at Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday, 11 Sep 1915, were brought to the home of his mother in Keyser on Tuesday. Services were held at the Catholic Church in Keyser on Wednesday morning, after which interment was made in St. Peter's cemetery, Westernport."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 17 Sep 1915
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMORE, Timothy J.

"Requiem Mass for Timothy J. Gilmore, a native of Piedmont, who died Monday afternoon at his home, 4048 Fairview Drive, Toledo, Ohio, was held this morning at St. Peter's. Interment was in Philos Cemetery. Born and raised in Piedmont, Mr. Gilmore was a son of the late John Patrick and Mary Keady Gilmore.  For a number of years he was employed as a conductor by the B & O Railroad Company. In 1921, he went to Toledo, where he was employed as a maintenance foreman of a department store. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Toledo, and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. His wife, Lola Uhl Gilmore, and son, John Patrick Gilmore, a student at a medical school at Hillsdale, Michigan, accompanied the body here yesterday. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. George Cleaver, Piedmont, and Mrs. Katherine Greenway, Pittsburgh. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore spent several months here in 1946. During that time he underwent a serious operation at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, and visited in the Cleaver home while he was recuperating. He had been in ill health from a heart condition for the past year."
"The Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thur 14 Oct 1948
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 10, 2010

GILMOUR, William John

HYNDMAN - William John Gilmour, 52, died suddenly yesterday at his home here. Born February 15, 1917, in North Braddock, Pa., he was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth (McKenna) Gilmour, of St. Paul, Minn., and the late William G. Gilmour. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Telma (Poorbaugh) Gilmour; two daughters, Janet and Vicki Gilmour, both at home; one brother, Daniel Gilmour, Irwin, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Betty Saundy, St. Paul, Minn. Mr.Gilmour was a machinist for the Mack Truck Company at Hagerstown and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the United Auto Workers of America, the Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club, and Oscar Jordan Post 7375, VFW, Hyndman. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. Services Sunday; interment Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 28, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Cumberland - Alan Keith Gilpin, 73, of Cumberland, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the Braddock Hospital. Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Edward Gilpin and Lucy May (Taylor) Gilpin. Alan is survived by his brother, Philip K. Gilpin and his wife Betty; his nephews, Dan Gilpin and his wife Lisa and Andy Gilpin, all of cumberland; as well as his extended family, Karen Growden and the caregivers at the California House and his house buddied, Lloyd Smith and Randy Allamong. Friends will be received at the Adams Famiy Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Saturday, March 8, 2008, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Queens Point Cemetery.
Thursday, 6 March 2008; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted September 22, 2012


Mrs Edith Gilpin, wife of Edward Gilpin of Swanton Md, died at her home on Sat afternoon after long illness from cancer. The deceased is survived by her husband and two daughters. Mrs Gilpin was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Keyser Tribune, November 10, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

GILPIN, Edward G.

At Mr. Cowton's Hotel, in this place, on the 8th inst., Mr. Edward G. Gilpin. The deceased was much esteemed by all who knew him.

Cumberland Alleganian, Cumberland (Allegany Co.) MD.; Saturday, October 11, 1845
Posted June 10, 2017

GILPIN, Edward M.

Edward M. Gilpin, 54 years old, 506 Woodside avenue, was fatally wounded while hunting in the Hinkle woods, off the Baltimore Turnpike, seven miles east of this city, yesterday afternoon and died at 5:00 o'clock at Memorial Hospital a short time after he had been admitted. The charge from his shotgun struck him in the stomach.  He was attended by Drs. W. R. Hodges and Frank M. Wilson. Gilpin, with Edward Rhodes, was hunting in the woods near Auto Park.  Rhodes said he was about 120 yards from Gilpin when he heard a shot and his companions call for help.  Rhodes found Gilpin on  the ground near a fallen tree and conscious.  He told Rhodes that the gun accidentaly discharged as he climbed over the log. Rhodes ran for aid, and met up with two other hunters, who at his request, went to the Marvin Hinkle home and summoned by telephone Dr. W; R. Hodges and the Wolord ambulance.  Dr. Hodges gave first aid and brought the wounded man to the hospital. Gilpin formerly worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company as a trainman, but had been employed lately with the Cement Products Corporation.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Besides his widow, Mrs. Emma W. Gilpin, he is survived by a foster son Robert R. Gilpin; tow daughters, Mrs. Okey Gilpin and Mrs. Susan Foltz; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Beckman, Swanton and Mrs. Pearl Boyer of Berlin, Pa., and by four brothers, J.C. Gilpin, Keyser, W. Va., B.R. Gilpin, Greer, W. Va., Earl,, Masontown, W. Va. and HJarry Gilpin, this city. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home with interment in St. Luke’s  Cemetery, Rev H. hall Sharp, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will officiate.
Cumberland Evening Times, 2 Dec, 1931:
(Courtesy of Lee Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010

GILSON, Mrs. Flora McKenzie

Mrs. Patrick Conley received word of the death of her sister, Mrs. Flora Gilson, at Greenville, Delaware, on Jan. 26. She is survived by her husband, John Gilson, of Greenville; her father, Joshua McKenzie; Mrs. A. Tenanova, of Wilmington, Del.; Thos. McKenzie, of Baltimore; Joseph McKenzie, Martinsburg, W. Va.; John McKenzie, of Meyersdale, Pa.; Ealy McKenzie, Frostburg; Mrs. C. Brltt, Midlothian; also Mrs. Patrick Conley, of Frostburg. Interment will be at Greenville, Del.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, January 28, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010


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