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BARNES 27 Mar 1905 Mrs PC Barnes died this morning at 8:45 in the 33 rd year of her life at the residence of her father, Mr Henry Creutzburg, Barton MD. She had been ill since last August and bed fast the last 2 months. Besides her husband, PC Barnes of Cumberland, she leaves her father and mother, three sisters, and a brother.

BRODE 07 Jun 1905 Mr Henry Brode Sr died at his home on Beall St on Tuesday (6 Jun) after a long illness caused by old age and general debility, aged 76 years. Born in Germany in 1829, he came to America and engaged in coal mining all his life. He is survived by his wife, 6 daughters and 2 sons: Mesdames George Crump of Mt Savage; William Rodgers of Fairmont WV; James Close of Eckhart; and Henry Lammert; Henry Eisel and Miss Diane Brode all of Frostburg and Henry and Philip Brode of Frostburg. The funeral is from Salem Reformed Church and interment in Allegany Cemetery.

BUCY 03 Jun 1905 Mrs Mary L Bucy died Wednesday morning (May 31) at the home of her daughter Mrs John R Humbird, 69 Potomac Street and the funeral was held at the Mt Pleasant ME Church with interment in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, 4 miles east of Cumberland. Mrs Bucy was 69 years of age and is survived by the following children: Mrs John R Humbird; Miss Molly Bucy; Charles G Bucy of Cumberland; and Harry Bucy of piedmont WV. Also, these brothers and sisters; Martin V Rice; Malacai Rice; Andrew Rice; Mrs Filmore Rice and Mrs John Bramble.

CESSNA 20 Nov 1905 Mr George W Cessna died suddenly yesterday morning at a boarding house on Geothe St. He lived in Rainsburg PA and came here a few days ago for treatment. He was 68 years of age. He formerly operated a tannery at Rainsburg but later on engaged in farming. He is survived by the following children: Mrs Delia Brewer, wife of Dr AC Brewer of Baltimore; Mrs DC Stunkhard, wife of Prof Stunkhard of the Bedford High School; Mrs Bertha Johnson, wife of Mr WT Johnson of Bedford; Miss Anna Cessna of Rainsburg; Mr Howard Cessna, a promising attorney of Bedford; Mr Homer Cessna of Thomas WV; and Dr JM Cessna of Cumberland. The remains were sent to Rainsburg for interment.

CESSNA 07 Jan 1905 Mrs Emma Cessna, wife of George W Cessna of Rainsburg died yesterday at 9:00. She was a daughter of Mr John & Rachel McElfish and born in Allegany Co on Apr 15, 1844. About 42 years ago she was united in marriage with George W Cessna who with the following children survive ;Mrs DC Stunkhard of Bedford; Homer Cessna of Thomas WV; Mrs Dr DC Brewer of Baltimore; Howard Cessna Esq. Of Bedford; Mrs WT Johnson of Hyndman; Dr Murray Cessna, Walter Cessna and Miss Anna Cessna of Rainsburg; two brothers, Owen McElfish of Rainsburg and Sylvester McElfish of Little Washington PA. Funeral Sunday at the MP Church in Rainsburg.

CLITES 24 Mar 1905 David Clites died at his home on S Centre St, Thursday evening (23 mar) aged 78 years, 4 months, 12 days. He had been in ill health for the past 5 years, but not confined to bed for any length of time. Early in the morning of March 10, he suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered. Mr Clites was born in Pleasant Valley on Nov 11, 1826. In 1846, he married Mary A Rice and settled near Cumberland following the trade of blacksmith and wagon maker until 5 years ago when his health failed and he moved to Cumberland. Five children were born, 3 of which survive; Mrs Sarah Dawson of Cumberland; Mrs Wesley Leasure of Clearfield PA; and Miss Ella, at home. He is also survived by his wife and 2 sisters and 1 brother now living in Kansas. He was a lifelong member of the Union Grove ME Church. The funeral will be on Sunday from the home.

CREUTZBURG 19 Jul 1905 Deeds Recorded - J Clarence Barnes to Ernest Creutzburg property in Barton $435.00.

CUSTER 08 Jul 1905 A sketch of the Custer Family originally of Virginia. John Custer of Cresaptown and Emanuel Custer of Harrison Co, OH and Wood Co, OH and Monroe MI. [ A long history of 7-8 paragraphs].

DICKEN 19 Sep 1905 Miss Beulah Glenn Dicken, daughter of Mr & Mrs Levi Dicken of Cumberland and Mr Adam Hilleary Kight, son of the late James P Kight of Westernport were married at noon at the Bedford Street MP Church by Rev WA Melvin. Mr Kight is a promising painter in this city.

DIETZ 09 Nov 1905 Personals- Mr Henry Dietz of Lintnersville and Miss Phoebe Palmer of 3 rd St were united in marriage last night at the Kingsley ME Parsonage, Rev EC Gallaher, the pastor officiating.

DUNDEN 25 Jul 1905 Mr John Dunden died yesterday at his home in Eckhart Mines at 12 o'clock after an illness of 2 years duration. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this town and lived here for 70 years. He is survived by his wife and 3 daughters and 1 son as follows: Misses Maggie and Rebecca Dunden and Mrs James Condon and Mr John Dunden, all of Eckhart Mines. Mr Dunden was born in ireland, came to America as a young man settling in this vicinity and engaged in mining in the George's Creek until failing health compelled him to relinquish active participation. The funeral is at St Michael's by Rev Joseph L Nolen.

ELLIOTT 17 Jan 1905 Mr George Elliott, a farmer well known in Cumberland, died last night at his farm in Hale on the Valley Road, eight miles from the city. Mr Elliott was 86 years old and spent his entire life farming in the neighborhood where he died. Mr Elliott is survived by a widow and 2 small children. One son, Mr William Elliott resides at home; a daughter, Mrs John Anderson resides in Baltimore. Several years ago, Mr Elliott out of his private means built the Elliott Memorial Church at Hazen in remembrance of his son Harvey who was killed in the northwest. The funeral is tomorrow from Bethel.

ELLIOTT 19 Jul 1905 Mrs Nathan Elliott died at her home near Bethel Church in the Cumberland Valley, 10 miles north of Cumberland, yesterday afternoon, aged about 44 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr Henry Bruner and a sister of Mr George Bruner, who is well known in this city. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Miss Edna Bruner and Mrs Espey Whip of Bedford. The funeral is Thursday with interment in the Bethel Cemetery.

FLETCHER 25 Mar 1905 Mr George Washington Fletcher died yesterday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs Elosser on Decatur Street. He was 65 years old and formerly lived in Flintstone. Interment in the IOOF cemetery.

GANNON 25 Sep 1905 Mr Thomas F Gannon of Pittsburgh and Miss Anna Mary Dempsey of Barton were married quietly last night at 5:00 at the St Gabriel's Catholic Church by Rev J Quinn. They will reside in Pittsburgh.

HARDINGER 06 Feb 1905 Mr Benson Hardinger was killed on Saturday (28 Jan) in a coal mine at Holsapple, Somerset Co, PA. His remains will be brought here for funeral and interment which will be held at the Centenary Church in Cumberland Valley. He was about 40 years of age. His wife was a daughter of Mr & Mrs Josiah Zembower of the valley. He is survived by a sister, Mrs Harvey Leasure of Hazen and the following brothers: Mr TR Hardinger of Colorado; Mr JM Hardinger of Idaho; and Mr Levi Hardinger of Minnesota.

HENDERSHOT 05 Sep 1905 Miss Edna Ralston of Bittinger MD and Mr Thomas Hendershot of Artemas PA were married at the home of Mrs GW Tasker on Baker Street in this city by Rev Gallagher.

HENDRICKSON 24 Mar 1905 Miss Carrie Hendrickson died yesterday afternoon at her home in Ridgeley WV, aged 23 years. The funeral is tomorrow with interment in Rose Hill.

HINKLE 23 Aug 1905 Mr James H Matthews and Miss Bertha Hinkle were married last night at Kingsley parsonage by Rev EC Gallagher, The bride is a daughter of Mr Oliver Hinkle. The wedding trip will be to Pittsburgh and Niagara Falls.

HINKLE 11 Oct 1905 J. Olin S. Hinkle, aged 47 years, died at the Western Maryland Hospital this morning. He went there 4 days ago with typhoid fever. He resided on a farm on Valley Road a few miles from the city. He leaves 8 children, his wife having died 6 months ago. He was a carpenter. The funeral will be from the home of his son-in-law, James Matthews on N Mechanic Street.

HINKLE 20 Mar 1905 Mrs Susan V Hinkle, wife of Mr OS Hinkle, died at her home in Humbird's Addition last night at 9:00 o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of physical ailments with which Mrs Hinkle suffered for some time. She was about 47 years of age and is survived by a husband and 9 children. A native of this county , she was a daughter of Solomon Willison who lived at the 6 mile house on the Baltimore Pike. The late Amos Gross, a pioneer resident of this vicinity was her grand father. The funeral is tomorrow at the Grace ME church with burial in Rose Hill.

HOOK 08 Feb 1905 William Henry Harrison Hook, aged 62 years, died at his home on Emily Street yesterday afternoon. He had been in declining health for the past few months. Mr Hook was a miller in the employ of the RD Johnson milling company, this city. His brother, James T Hook, a well known pharmacist of Hancock arrived in the city last night. He is the last of the family. Their father, Capt James D Hook, who died over a year ago in Hancock, brought the first canal boat to Cumberland following the completion of the waterway to this point. At one time, Mr Hook was conductor of the B & O yards at Connellsville PA. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs Thomas Kelly, who resides at Emily Street, this city.

KANE 21 Feb 1905 Mr Patrick Kane died this morning at the Western Maryland hospital after an illness of several days. He was a widower and about 70 years of age. He boarded at the residence of Mrs Birmingham on Orchard Street until he became ill and went to the hospital. He is survived by 3 daughters, 2 of which are in Baltimore, their mother having died in 1895. The body was removed from the hospital to the Louis Stein parlor on North Centre Street. The funeral is tomorrow with a mass at St Patricks Church.

KREILBURG 17 Apr 1905 Word was received at this place today of the death from asthma at her home in Westernport on Friday of Mrs Annie, widow of the late Mr Kreilburg. The deceased was 66 years of age and was well known and widely respected by everyone. The funeral took place today at 9:00 from the Catholic Church which the deceased was a regular member during her lifetime. She is survived by two adopted children, one son, William Kreilburg of Westernport and one daughter Mrs Hanna, wife of postmaster US Hanna of this place. Many friedns from the vicinity attended the funeral of the deceased.

KREILING 22 May 1905 Mr Lewis Kreiling died Sunday (21 May) morning at his home on Maple St, Frostburg after a lingering illness of 2 years. He was born in Germany in 1839 and was 67 years old. He was a miner after coming to America and later was in the grocery business. He is survived by a widow, 6 sons and 1 daughter: Messers; William A.; Charles; John P.; George; Arthur; and Mrs Owen Dando, all of here; and Owen A Kreiling of Pittsburgh. A brother, William in germany; and John of Michigan. The funeral is tomorrow from the home and burial in Old Percy Cemetery.

KREITZBURG 10 Aug 1905 Patrick Lynch, aged about 48 years of age, well known throughout the county, died at his home in Morantown yesterday evening at 6:00 oclock. His death was due to complications of stomach trouble and blood poisoning. The deceased leaves a wife, who was formerly Mrs Kreitzburg of Eckhart, together with 5 step-children, 3 boys and 2 girls. The funeral will take place from St Michael's Frostburg on tomorrow at 5:00 oclock with interment in St Michaels Cemetery. 11 Aug 1905 The funeral of Patrick Lynch took place this morning at St Michaels Catholic Church with a high mass, the conclusion of which the cortege proceeded to St Michaels Cemetery where interment was made. A large crowd of friends and relatives followed the remains to their final resting place.

McELFISH 20 Jun 1905 Mrs Upton McElfish, aged 64 years, a daughter of Mr & Mrs Amon Wilson, died yesterday at her home in Rush MD, this county. She is survived by her husband and 2 sons, Messers Sherman and Perry McElfish; and 2 daughters, Mrs Clay Wilson of Cumberland and Miss Clara McElfish of Rush. Burial is at Rush.

McELFISH 20 May 1905 Miss Grace B McElfish died yesterday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock at her home No. 12 George St. She was 19 years old and a daughter of Mr & Mrs Perry McElfish. She had been in ill health since January. The funeral is Monday at the St Pauls Lutheran Church with burial at the IOOF Cemetery, Flintstone.

McLUCKIE 06 Jun 1905 Mr William McLuckie Sr. died last night at his home on E. Main St after an illness of 18 days, death due to old age and general debility. Born in Maconshire near Glasgow Scotland on 15 April 1823, he came to America in 1852, settling first in Pittsburgh working in the mines and came to Eckhart in 1864 until 1875 when he came to Frostburg, and had engaged in merchandising at the corners of Bowery and Main Sts. He is survived by 8 sons and 2 daughters; Robert of Berlin PA; Matthew; James; William Jr; Alex; Andrew; Abraham; Anthony; and Mrs Thomas Roe and Miss Margaret of Frostburg. Interment in McLuckies Graveyard.

MILLER 22 Mar 1905 Mrs Clara Miller, aged 37 years, wife of John Miller of near Hazen, died Sunday (19 Mar) and was buried yesterday at the Fellowship Church. Mrs Miller was a sister of Theodore, Scott, and Arthur Welch. She was twice married, her first husband was Michael Leasure.

NAVE 10 Feb 1905 Mr George Nave died last night at 12 o'clock at his home at Centreville on the Valley Road. He was 80 years old and a prominent farmer and raised a large family on the estate where he died. He is survived by these children: Mr EW Nave, near Bedford; and Messers, Samuel, Jacob, Cham, Randolph, and Oliver P Nave of Bedford Co PA; and also Mrs Hafer, Mrs C Bortz and Mrs C Casteel also of Bedford County. The funeral is at the Lutheran church, near where he lived.

O'ROURKE 06 Jun 1905 Mr Michael O'Rourke died Friday (2 Jun) at his home in Eckhart after a illness of several months from asthma. He was born in Ireland in 1830 and leaves a widow and 4 sons and 2 daughters: Patrick, Hugh, James, and Michael Jr. and Misses Ella and Mary O'Rourke, all of Eckhart. The funeral is from St Michaels Catholic Church.

PARKER 17 Feb 1905 Mr Oliver Parker died yesterday after a lingering illness of pneumonia. He was in charge of the Engine #23 for the Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad. He was the oldest son of Mr & Mrs William Parker of Parkersburg, near Eckhart and is survived by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister: Messers Newton and Stanley Parker of Pittsburgh and Miss Fannie of Parkersburg. Also, his wife and the following children: William. Lillian, Selman, and Margaret, all of Eckhart. Burial in Old Porter Cemetery.

PENROD 28 Jul 1905 Mrs Gertrude Penrod, wife of George H Penrod, died at her home 290 N Mechanic St at 7:30 in the evening yesterday. The deceased was 31 years of age. She leaves behind her husband and 2 children; Lucy aged 10 years and Joseph aged 7 and also these brothers; Messers Robert S Dean, Harry Dean, and Milford V Dean.

RASE 18 Oct 1905 Frostburg- Mr Louis A Rase and son Roger of Omaha NE, but formerly of this place, are on a protracted visit of this place of three weeks to his mother's and brother's. Mr Rase was born and raised here where he resided up to December 2, 1900, when he went to his present location and job of receipt clerk for Woodmen of the World and has risen to purchasing agent. He is well known here being a son of Mr & Mrs Justice Rase of Federal Hill. On Sunday, they paid a visit to cradle rock, spending the day of fun and pleasure picking chestnuts. The party consisted of Mr Louis Rase of Omaha NE; Messers JL Rase, William Offman, and Arthur Logsdon and John Rase of Frostburg.

REITH 04 Oct 1905 Mr Charles Augustus Reith of Linden St, died suddenly this morning of heart disease, aged about 63 years. Mr Reith became ill while walking down Baltimore Street and went into Rossworm's Tavern to rest. A physician was called but before he could arrive, life had fled. He was born in Germany and came to this country at 9 years of age and lived here since 1864. He learned the carpenter trade and for a number of years has been a contractor and builder. Mr Reith was united in marriage in 1868 to Miss Margaret Meister, who survives with 5 children; Miss Rose, Messers William, John and Neil of this city and George of Morgantown WV. He is also survived by a brother Frederick and a sister, Mrs Emily Treiber. The funeral is at the German Lutheran Church and interment in the German Lutheran Cemetery.

REYNOLDS 01 Mar 1905 Richard J Reynolds, aged 56 of Winston Salem NC married to his secretary Mary Katherine Smith aged 24 years.

RING 13 Dec 1905 Mrs John L Ring died this morning at 2:30 oclock at the home of her mother Mrs Temperence Whittman. The deceased was a daughter of the late Charles Whittman. She is survived by her husband, three small children, six sisters, two brothers and her mother.

RING 19 Dec 1905 Mrs Annie Young Ring, wife of John L Ring, died at the home of her mother on Friday (Dec 15) morning at 2:15 after a long siege of sickness. She was the daughter of the late Temperence and Charles Whittman. She is survived by her husband; and these children: Margaret, Temperence, and Clarissa; and these brothers and sisters: Mrs E. Jones Neal; Mrs AA Ridgeway; Mrs WD Lindsay; Mr John Thomas Whittman; and Misses Callis, ruth and Helena. Mrs Ring was 29 years of age, a devoted wife, and loving mother. The funeral is from the home of here mother, 52 Second St by Rev. IA Mann on Sunday. Interment in the German Lutheran Cemetery.

ROBINETTE 19 Sep 1905 Mrs Catherine Robinette, living on the east side of Polish Mt, died at her home yesterday at 1:15 oclock at age of almost 65 years. She leaves her husband, Jerry Robinette, a son, Harry Robinette, the postmaster at Pratt MD, and 2 daughters, Mrs Smith of Pennsylvania and Mrs Frank Robosson of S Mechanic St, this city. The funeral services at the Northern Methodist Church, Flintstone with Rev JA Haugh officiating will take place this afternoon with burial in the IOOF cemetery.

ROBINETTE 01 Dec 1905 Mr George EW Robinette, a well known farmer died yesterday morning at 2:00 o'clock at his residence near Flintstone, aged 80 years. The funeral is today at 1:00 oclock and interment in the IOOF cemetery. He is survived by one son, Hon Jasper W Robinette, ex member of the House of Delegates.

SHAW 27 Mar 1905 Mr John C Shaw, an aged and respected citizen of Peakell Hill near Barton, died at his home on Thursday (25 Mar) evening of a complication of diseases. The deceased was about 85 years old. He leaves a wife, 8 sons, and 3 daughters. The funeral takes place on Sunday from the home with interment in the IOOF cemetery.

SHERTZER 03 Jun 1905 Miss Elizabeth Shertzer, sister of Messers Michael and Andrew Shertzer of this city and Mr John Shertzer of Vale Summitt, died last night at her home on N Centre St after an illness of several years. The funeral is tomorrow at the Bedford Street Lutheran Church with interment in the German Lutheran Cemetery.

SIX MILE HOUSE 12 Sep 1905 The famous six mile house on the National Pike which has been managed for the last two years by Mr Peter C Ott has been sold to Mr LH Heare, better known as the "peach man" who will continue it as a hotel.

SLIGER 26 Aug 1905 Mrs Clarissa Sliger, widow of Jacob Sliger of Cumberland Valley, died Thursday morning (24 Aug) at 2:00 at her home with her son Mr Mac Sliger at the home place of infirmities of old age. She was 1 day short of 79 years of age. The funeral is at Bethel Church with Rev. Mr Anderson officiating. She is survived by 4 sons, William of Olean NY; Harvey of Terre Haute IN; Eli and Mac in the Valley; and one daughter, Mrs George Snowden of the Cumberland Valley and also 1 brother, Abram Ash of Kansas and one sister, Mrs Linnie Robosson of Ohio and she was the aunt of Ed, Luther, and Lee Ash and Mrs John E Boor all of Cumberland. The late Owen, Eli, Hanson, and Amos Ash were brothers and county commissioner Mr James Ash is a nephew. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

SWAN 10 may 1905 Biography 8 paragraphs long of John Swan and family of Garrett Co, MD.

THRASHER 26 May 1905 Mrs Margaret Thrasher died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Robert Kennett on Frost Avenue of apoplexy, aged 84 years. She is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter. The funeral is tomorrow with interment at Allegany Cemetery.

TWIGG 29 May 1905 Remains of Mr & Mrs Asa Twigg Removed. The family of the late Francis Twigg have recently had the graves of their grandparents opened and the remains removed from the little grave yard on the Naughton farm to the family lot in Mt Herman Cemetery. Mrs Twigg, who was a Miss Kate Leasure [Catherine Jeffreys - see note below] died December 18, 1818, at the age of 26 [21] years. When her grave was open, the glass covering the casket was found in fairly good state of preservation. The buttons on the burial shroud and a finger ring were also found in apparently as good condition as when they were buried. The skull and teeth were also apparently free from decay, not withstanding the 87 years during which they had rested in the earth. The grave in which Mrs Twigg had been buried was more than six feet in depth. The remains of Mr Twigg, who died 24 years ago, aged 94 years, showed greater evidence of decay than those of the wife, who had preceded him to the grave by more than 60 years. The grand children of the couple now living are : Dr WT Twigg and Mr B Twigg of this city; Mr Alva M Twigg and Mrs HD Dean and Miss Laura Twigg.

From: Doris Goldsborough

Some years ago when a group of Twiggs were researching the family name, I was looking at a book "Meshack Browning". the story of a hunter, and happened to see a "Hannah Twigg Browning" pictured in a rowboat. It so happened I was talking with the 'right' friend as she had some old letters ,which belonged to her father, and they pertained to Hannah and her family. Asa Twigg was Hannah's brother.

Amongst these letters was a listing of Twiggs, copied from the Francis Twigg bible.When some of the "Twiggs" were working on the Twigg Family of W.Md. we lacked info on Francis.......but, here it was!

Note:Francis Twigg was b. 29 Sept. 1750 and d. 1840, and was b. in London, England. He m. Mary Leasure on 12 October 1770. She d. in 1853. Asa Twigg m. Catherine Jeffreys 38 Mar 1815.

In one of the letters I was able to have, this is what was written, in part: "Before my father died that was before 1900 he asked me to do him a favor. After he passed out, and I promised I would and he asked me to take his mother and father up. They was buried in a old large grave yard over near the Baltimore Pike near the old Christy home. His mother was buried 87 years 8 months and 8 days. We took both granfather and mother and found..........her head, teeth was perfect, one eye tooth on the right was missing. But some one had written in the old bible stating his mother died when she was 21 years old and Father was a baby one year old. She lost one eye tooth on the right side and we found out that was true also found her wedding ring and in the note in the bible stating his mother was a beautiful lady and refined. Just look back at our folks. They had refinement to. I buried them in my father's lot in Mt. Herman and all has a lovely Quincy granit monument..... They was buried 116 years. We did not bother them as they was buried North of where we now live on their own grave yard farm........"
Then, in another letter (mostly repeating what he said in another letter):
"My father asked me 6 months before he died Son I want you to do me a little favor after I pass out, and he told me after 6 months I want you to go over in the old Naughton Graveyard. A man by Selby owned the graveyard and farm. Before, my father and others had always kept up a nice fence around the graves and he said, you know where that 2 hickory trees is marked, you take those boddies up and put them in our lot in Mt. Hermon Cemetary. Naughton would not let them keep fences up any more. So I got some men to help and got a nice box made of whole pine, and my grandmother had been buried 87 years 8 months 8 days, and she was buried in a home made walnut coffin built with glass 1/2 and a valt built. Cut in stone and covered with heavy walnut lumber, 6 ft. 4" deep, and it had been written in the bible stating she was a beautiful woman 21 years old and had her right eye tooth taken out, and a ring on her right finger. We found them ..............and all her bones was firm and ............ My grandfather Asa Twigg, his bones was buried I think 40 or more years. But his bones looked like they had tiny holes in them and the Drs. said it was because he was old............................"

TWIGG 01 Sep 1905 Mr James H Twigg, who resides on the Oldtown Road between Cumberland and Oldtown has discovered a valuable clay deposit on his farm. The clay has been analyzed by Pittsburgh experts and pronounced valuable for building blocks, pottery, and sewer pipe. A narrow gauge railroad will tap the mine and make it easy to get the clay to market.

WERTZ 28 Jan 1905 George F Wertz, a well known citizen of the Cumberland Valley was found dead in his barn 3 miles from Centreville, Wednesday night (25 Jan) at 7 o'clock. He went to the barn at 4 o'clock and did not return causing a search where the body was found in the hay mow. The cause of death is listed as heart disease. Mr Wertz was a son to Mr & Mrs Henry Wertz and was born in the Cumberland Valley 75 years ago. He served in the Civil War as a Union soldier. He was for many years a member of the Lutheran Church. His wife, whose maiden name was Hannah Smith and one daughter Frances Virginia, at home, survive him. He was a brother of Jon A Wertz of Bedford and of Tolbert Wertz who lives in the west.

WILSON 22 Apr 1905 Mrs Elizabeth J Wilson, widow of the late Edward Wilson of Town Creek, died this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs Emily Kane, 325 N Mechanic St. Mrs Wilson was 67 years of age and is survived by 3 sons; Messers, Louis G; Emory; and Milton V Wilson; also, 3 brothers. Misters HR; LM; and Charles F Shryock; and also, 4 sisters, Mrs Emily Kane; Mrs Matilda Darkey; Mrs Ezella Young of Rainsburg PA; and Mrs Deeby Wigfield. Burial in the Crabtree Cemetery, Oldtown.

WINEBRENNER 02 Oct 1905 Sara Jane Winebrenner, wife of GW Winebrenner, died last night at 10:00 at their residence 17 Arch St, age 69 years. She had 3 children of a former marriage; Mr John T Jordon-Rochester PA; Mrs Kady of Frostburg, deceased; Mrs McMullan of Eckhart; and the following children of this marriage; Morris E Winebrenner and Mrs Cora Crawford of Cumberland. Morris Winebrenner was killed in the mines years ago. Funeral at the Bedford St MP Church and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.


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