Excerpts from The Cumberland Times
transcribed by Charles Often

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1920

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ALLEGANY HS 02 Jun 1920 Photo and names of Alco high of 1920.

BARKMAN 10 Aug 1920 David Barkman, aged 75 years, 9 months, 26 days, died Sunday 08 Aug 1920. Born 12 Oct 1844, a son of Jacob and Catherine Barkman, lived in Clearville, and was the oldest of 14 children. Survived by children, Herman, Victor, Mrs Dessie Mundwiler, and Robert Barkman.

CREUTZBURG 06 Jan 1920 Census representative for 1920 for ED #9 Barton is Enoch F Creutzburg.

CREUTZBURG 02 Apr 1920 Herman Creutzburg, for many years an active businessman of Oakland MD, died Wednesday 30 Mar 1920 after a lingering illness. He was a native of Barton of this county. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Clara Barnes. Mr Creutzburg was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the masonic fraternity.

DAY 17 Sep 1920 James Edgar Day, son of JW Day-Higginsville WV; married 13 Sep 1920 to Frances Rachel Louthan, dau of WR Louthan of Shepherdstown WV.

FISHER 06 Aug 1920 Mrs Margaret E Fisher, born 19 Jan 1830, dau of Hanson and Eliza Cresap, married 27 Aug 1848 to John D Fisher who died 12 Dec 1886, mother of 13 children on Pleasant Valley Road, east of Cumberland was buried at Prosperity Church.........

HARDMAN 01 Jun 1920 John P Hardman, city, died early Sunday (30 May) morning at his home on the Baltimore Pike, aged 47. Six weeks ago he underwent an operation at Western Maryland Hospital. His wife and six children survive. Burial was Monday morning at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 10 miles from Everett PA.

HARDMAN 03 Jan 1920 Mrs Mary Hardman, 76 years of age, widow of Levi Hardman, died at her home on Valley Road, seven miles north of this city, Friday afternoon (2 Jan). The Hardman family were among the earliest settlers of that section. The following children survive: Shannon Hardman-Bedford Road; Clinton Hardman-Bedford Valley; Fred Hardman-Newark NJ; Miss Carrie Hardman-Baltimore; Mrs William Dishong-Bedford PA; Mrs Ellsworth Brotemarkle-Cumberland; Mrs Charles Growden and Mrs Samuel Bruner-both Cumberland Valley. Funeral services at Bethel Church.

HARDMAN 24 Aug 1920 Personals-Mrs Fred Hardman and daughter Elizabeth, returned to Newark NJ after visiting her mother, Mrs Joseph E Mason, North Centre Street.

HARDMAN 04 Jun 1920 From: The Bedford Gazzette

John P. Hardman, aged 47 years, 3 months, 5 days, died at his home on the Baltimore Pike east of Cumberland, MD at 4:20 o’clock on Sunday morning. About six months before, he was taken to the Western Maryland Hospital where he underwent an operation for cancer of the liver. He became able to return to his home about six weeks ago but became worse gradually. His widow, who was Miss Marie McDaniel of East Providence survives with the following children: Virgie, Henry, Marie, Evelyn, Mildred, and Ralph. He is also survived by his aged father, John P Hardman of Madrid Iowa; and one brother, Edward of near Cumberland; and these sisters; Mrs Lewis Felten of West Providence; Mrs Emerson Twigg of Monroe; Mrs Edward Fletcher of East Providence; Mrs Oliver Weimer and Mrs Jesse Kauffman of Iowa; and Mrs John Whitfield of East Providence. He was born and raised near Mattie and educated in the public schools of Monroe Township. Some years since he bought a farm on the Baltimore pike where he lived and earned a livelihood. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. O. Reynolds of the Lutheran church of Breezewood, assisted by his pastor of Cumberland and his body was laid to rest n the cemetery adjoining the Mount Pleasant Church where services were held.

JOHNSTON 01 Dec 1920 Mrs Nettie M Johnston, 28 years old, wife of Floyd Johnston of 18 South Mechanic St, died early this morning following an illness of short duration. Besides her husband, she is survived by a young son Joseph, two brothers John A and Carl Twigg, a sister Mrs Elizabeth Sandbaum of Marion OH and her father William Twigg. Burial in Mt Harmon Cemetery.

KEECH 08 May 1920 Births-James E and Mary Agnes Keech, a son 2 May.

KNIGHT 30 Jan 1920 Mrs Johanna Knight, aged 66 years, wife of the late Columbus Knight and a sister of Dr WF Twigg, South Centre St, died 11:00 o'clock last night at her home on Williams Road, several miles from Cumberland. She is survived by 3 sisters; Mrs Mary Dicken-residing in Fla; Miss Laura Twigg-Somerset PA, who was with her when she died; Mrs Harriette Hinkle-this city; and 3 brothers; Dr WF Twigg and R Alva Twigg-this city; and Torris M Twigg-Chicago IL. Funeral is Sunday at Mt Harmon Church Cemetery.

LITTLE 30 Sep 1920 Marriage of Herman Albert Little, 21, switchman, Cumberland and Mary Cecelia Pollock, 18, ZihIman MD.

MORGAN 17 Jan 1920 Mrs Mary Catherine Morgan, aged 72, died Friday night (16 Jan) after a short illness. She is survived by seven sons: William-Cleveland; Charles-home; Rev. Thomas-Augusta WV; Walter, Frank, Chester and Morgan- all of Cumberland; and a daughter with whom she resided, Mrs (Muhulda) David Deetz, 53 Ann St; brothers Samuel and William Robinson-Paw Paw WV; and sister, Mrs Daniel Ryan-Hazen. Funeral to be held Sunday at Pleasant Valley Church.

OFTEN 29 Sep 1920 Marriage of Leroy Often, 22, car builder and Margaret Louise Dick, 19, both of Cumberland MD. The bride, only daughter of Christopher Dick of Columbia St and groom, a son of Mrs Annie K Often and the late Patrick Often. After a visit to the groom’s home in Huntingdon PA, they will reside in Cumberland. Pastor RO Cantlos of Zion Reformed Church officiated.

SHERTZER 07 Apr 1920 Edward Shertzer and Miss Ruth Albright of Vale Summit were married Tuesday, 06 Apr 1920 at the rectory of St Michaels Catholic Church by Rev Richard O’Neill. Miss Florence Shertzer of Cumberland and Thomas Lavelle of Vale Summit were attendants. Following a visit to eastern cities, Mr & Mrs Shertzer will return home about 20 April.

SIX MILE HOUSE 13 Feb 1920 Proposed Six Mile House Club for Men--John W Snyder, proprietor of the Pennsylvania Hotel.

SMITH 29 Apr 1920 Harold B Smith, son of Mr & Mrs Edward L Smith, Grand Av and Stella B Wilson, daughter of the late August Wilson and Mrs Sophie Wilson were married Tuesday 27 Apr 1920.

TWIGG 30 Dec 1920 Albert Twigg, 71 years old, died this morning at the home of his son, Preston Twigg, 110 Offutt St. Besides his wife, Mrs Sarah Twigg, sons Charles, Randolph, and Preston all of this city. For many years, he was a well known locktender on the Chesepeake and Ohio Canal at Green Ridge and had a wide acquaintance among boatmen.

TWIGG 02 Oct 1920 Mrs Hannah Twigg, aged 65 years, wife of John M Twigg, a retired farmer, died this morning at the home 125 Maryland Ave following an illness of one week. Besides her husband, are four sons, Thornton S Twigg, Thomas A Twigg, Augusta R Twigg, John M Twigg Jr; five daughters, Mrs Sallie Bennett-Flintstone, Mrs Susannah Smith-Clarksburg WV, Mrs Blanche Fisher-city, Misses Isabell and Elsie Twigg. Services to be held in the Twigg home and burial in the IOOF Cemetery-Flintstone.

WELLER 30 Jan 1920 Miss Ethel L Weller, daughter of Mrs Rhoda Weller and Allen F Gregory, son of Mrs Nora Gregory were married yesterday.

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ALLEGANY CO 15 Oct 1921 Better Babies Contest, sponsored by the Strand Theater and the Public Health Service with selected entrants photos in the newspaper: Grace Stover; Dorothy Folk; Ethel Slonaker; Vera Louise Reuschel; Esther Marie Schultz; James Edward Butler; Meta Marie Fisher; Maleta May Fisher; William Nelson Kaylor; William O Smith; Oscar Edward Long; William Henry Twigg; Albert Rutherford Burkhart; Frank Lester Wilson.

ALLEGANY CO 17 Oct 1921 Better Babies Contest, sponsored by the Strand Theater and the Public Health Service with selected entrants photos in the newspaper: Ada Ruth McFarland; Orietta Grimm; Floyd McKinley Tasker; Dorothy Lee Often; Reba Maxine Garlitz; Helen May Moser; James Junior Hamilton; Margaret Elizabeth Thorn; Carl Webster Rice Jr; Malvine Mildred Blacklin; Florence Irene Smith.

ALLEGANY CO 28 May 1921 Soldiers of the Union Army listed by cemetery for decoration day.

ALLEGANY HS 28 May 1921 Photo and list of graduates in the Senior Class of 1921 from Allegany High School.

BARNES 26 Sep 1921 Archie McCoy Barnes, 18 month old son of Mr & Mrs Lester Barnes of Inglesmith, died yesterday at Western Maryland Hospital.

BARNES 09 Feb 1921 The funeral services of Edgar V Barnes, 17 years of age, who died Saturday night (05 Feb) at Allegany Hospital as the result of a bullet wound in the abdomen inflicted by a gun in the hands of Ross Arbogast of 1 Crawford Street, will be held Friday afternoon from the home 12 Gay St. The burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

BARNES 28 Dec 1921 Miss May Herpick, dau of Mr & Mrs CG Herpick, Pear St married to Lester I Barnes, son of ED Barnes on 11 Dec 1921.

BENNETT 26 Jan 1921 Mrs Rebecca Bennett died this morning at 8:20 am at the home of her daughter, Mrs Amanda Willison, wife of Charles Willison, 6 Decatur St of paralysis. Mrs Bennett was of a family of 16 children, 12 of which lived to maturity. She was born and died in Beans Cove, where she resided until 7 years ago, when her husband Wesley Bennett died at the age of 85 years. Mrs Bennett is survived by a son, Luther Bennett-Bedford Street and one dau, Mrs Willison, with whom she lived. There are 3 step daus; Mrs Thomas Kane- Philadelphia; Mrs John Rowland-Clarksburg WV and Mrs Emily Wilson-Bedford St, Cumberland.

BOWMAN 29 Mar 1921 The funeral of Mrs Nellie Elizabeth Bowman, 20 years old, wife of Russell P Bowman, 10 ½ Fulton Street, who died at their home late Saturday evening (26 Mar) following a brief illness, was held this afternoon at Grace M E Church with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs Bowman was formerly from Flintstone. She is survived by her husband and infant daughter, Madeline Dorothy; her father Edward W Barnes, and the following brothers and sisters: Luther, Curt, Lester and Cleon of this city; Mrs Harry Brandt-Hyndman; Mrs Ray Willson-Hazen; Mrs Walter E Wilson and Miss Ethel Barnes- Evanston WY and an aunt, Mrs RD Robertson-city.

DAY 19 Aug 1921 Mrs Elizabeth Day, 61, died yesterday morning at the home of her son, Calvin Day of 3 Princeton Street. The body was taken to Levels WV for burial.

FARRADAY 07 Oct 1921 Frostburg- The bodies of Privates Hugh and John Farraday, who died in the war in France, are returned home for reburial. Additional articles in the 15 Oct and 17 Oct editions.

FLETCHER 10 Feb 1921 Philip Fletcher, a well known retired farmer living near Twenty-First bridge below Keyser WV. died this morning, aged 83, from infirmities. He is survived by 7 children: Charles L Fletcher-Keyser; Harry C Fletcher-home; Mrs HT Stotler, Mrs John Sigler-Westernport; Mrs TL Girard-Washington DC; T Lee Fletcher-Indiana; and WS Fletcher-New York City.

FREY 29 Jan 1921 Marriage Licences- Chester Elbert Frey, 24, car man and Nellie B Lyons, 2 1, both of Cumberland.

GRIFFITH 14 Oct 1921 Frostburg- William Griffith, aged 79 years, resident of Eckhart for 30 years, died yesterday at 4:00 o'clock from a paralytic stroke. A member of IOOF and for many years, a blacksmith in Eckhart. Surviving besides his wife are 5 sons and 2 daughters: James Griffith of Richmond, William Griffith of Franklin PA; Ray Griffith of Pittsburgh; Herbert Griffith and George Griffith of Eckhart; Mrs Bertha Porter -Penna. and Miss Lizzie Griffith at home. Burial in Eckhart Cemetery.

GROWDEN 21 Dec 1921 Mrs Minnie E Growden, wife of Thomas Growden, Cumberland Valley PA, 10 miles from Cumberland, died last night from an illness of several weeks. Her husband and several children of a prior marriage survive. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery -Centreville PA.

HARDMAN 15 Feb 1921 Personals- Mrs HM Hardman, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs GA Crass, 417 Arch St, and who has been in ill health for the past 3 years, is confined to her room.

HARDMAN 11 Oct 1921 Bessie May Hardman, 4 years, dau of William T Hardman of Baltimore Pike, died Sunday (08 Oct) of diphtheria and will be buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

HOFFMAN 29 Sep 1921 Mrs John Hoffman of Hoffman, sustained a paralytic stroke at her home yesterday afternoon. Her daughters, Miss Agnes Martin, employee of Hitchens Bros Co and Miss Bertha Martin, a local phone operator were called home.

HOLTZMAN 04 Nov 1921 Beverly Smith Holtzman, aged 86, died at the home of a son-in-law EO Burch of 234 Virginia Ave. He is survived by his wife, Mary Holtzman and 5 children; George M Holtzman and Edgar Holtzman, Mrs Betty Burch, Mrs Sally Rice and Miss Barbara Holtzman. Burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

KREITZBURG 04 May 1921 George Kreitzburg, aged 75, died at the family home on Blair St on Tuesday morning (3 May 1921) at 5:00 o’clock from complications. The funeral will be held Thursday morning from the St Michaels Catholic Church at 10:15 am with burial in the church cemetery.

KREITZBURG 30 Apr 1921 George Edward Henckel and Miss Julia Louise Weslow, both of Zihlman were married Tuesday. 26 Apr 1921 at 3 o'clock pm in the parsonage of St Paul’s Lutheran Church by Rev, H H Beidleman.

MILLER 15 Mar 1921 Mrs John Miller, residing in the mountains about six miles west of Hancock, is in a dying condition as the result of injuries sustained Friday (I I Mar) when a team which she was driving was wrecked a short distance from her home when the horse was frightened.

MILLER 15 Sep 1921 Mrs Ann M Miller, widow of Abraham M. Miller, died 14 Sep at home, one mile from buffalo mills Pa at age 86 years, 5 months. and 9 days. Of their eight children, six survive: Mrs Thomas Fletcher; Mrs Theodore Welsh; Mrs Luther Bennett- Cumberland; Mrs Nevin Diehl-Mann’s Choice; Elliott L Miller and Mrs William C Garland-Buffalo Mills, six grand children and 2 great grand children. Her husband died 23 years ago. burial in the Mulligan’s Grove Christian Church Cemetery.

O'NEILL 22 Nov 1921 Mrs Deborah O'Neill, aged 94, died at the home of a dau Mrs Laura D Moore, of 269 Baltimore Ave yesterday afternoon following a short illness. Mrs O'Neill was married twice, 1 st husband David Smith, a cabinet maker and undertaker, son of Samuel Smith; 2nd husband, Edward O'Neill, a farmer. She is survived by one son, Isaac T Smith, a grocer at 273 Baltimore Ave; and 4 daus, Mrs Laura D Moore; Mrs Nellie Rinker; and Misses Lucy Smith and Emily Smith; 25 gr-ch and 28 gr-gr-ch. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers; David, Charles, and Amos Wilson; Wide and Bruce Smith; and Alonzo Moore.

OFTEN 21 Jan 1921 Bills for divorce filed in the Circuit Court. Mrs Jeanette S Often against William R Often. They were married in 1914 and in 1915, the defendant was convicted of larceny and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. Infidelity is alleged prior to his arrest.

PERRIN 03 Mar 1921 Mrs Elizabeth Perrin, 69 years old, of this city, widow of Frank Perrin, for many years a prominent farmer of this county, died suddenly at 5:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon of a heart attack, at Breezewood near Everett PA while on a visit to relatives. Mrs Perrin had gone to Breezewood to spend a few days at her birthplace and her death was a shock to all, She is survived by two sons, Howard Perrin, Bedford Road and Charles Perrin, Bedford PA and daughters; Mrs Leslie Hinkle-Cumberland; Mrs Thurman Dolan-Pittsburgh; Mrs Ira Price-Everett. She was a Miss Felton prior to marriage. For a number of years, she and her husband was engaged in farming at "Clover Hill" farm on the Baltimore Pike, now owned by the McLuckie brothers. Burial in Pleasant grove Cemetery.

ROBINETTE 08 Jan 1921 Jesse M Robinette, 71 years, a well known farmer living on Warrior Mountain, died yesterday at home following a brief illness. He is survived by 4 sons; James H; Fred L; Albert J; and Charles B Robinette and two daughters, Mrs Robert Leasure and Mrs Frank Davis; and 22 grand children and 5 great grand children- all of Allegany County.

ROBINSON 02 Nov 1921 Mrs Emeline Robinson, aged 75 years of Hancock, widow of George Robinson, died Monday 31 Oct 1921 at the home of dau Mrs Nannie Northcraft- Hancock from general debility. The following children survive: Mrs Nannie Northcraft; Frank Robinson -Cumberland; Bennett Robinson -Hancock; Charles Robinson -Penna. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

SHERTZER 10 Aug 1921 Mrs Ruth Shertzer of Frostburg has filed a suit for divorce from Patrick E Shertzer, alleging desertion and non-support. They were married in April 1920, and have one child, who’s custody the mother seeks. It is cited that the husband deserted the wife two months after the marriage and is now a resident of Detroit MI. A Thayer Smith is the solicitor for the plaintiff.

SLEEMAN 30 Jul 1921 Vale Summit -John Sleeman, 68 years old, native of England, died yesterday at home after a 2 month illness. His wife and the following children survive; Thomas, Robert, Joseph, John and Harry Sleeman and Mrs Andrew Blank, Mrs Philip Brode, Mrs Harden Baker, Mrs Oscar Seiforth and Mrs Carrie Beckett; brothers, William and Thomas Sleeman and sister, Mrs William Wagus.

SMITH 01 Dec 1921 Philip Smith, aged 75 died yesterday at 132 Columbia St from heart trouble. His survivors include, his wife, Mrs Christine Nickel Smith; sons George Smith, Frank E Smith, and Charles Smith; daughters, Mrs Katy Moxley and Mrs Daisy Himler -both of Pittsburgh, Mrs PS Deal and Miss Lillian Smith -of home. Burial in St Lukes Cemetery.

SMITH 19 Jul 1921 Isaac W Smith, 82 years, died at the home of dau Mrs Louis F Myers yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness . He had served in the Union Army, Company F, 91 Regiment, PA Vol. Children include; Mrs Nancy O’Neal -Union Grove; Gilbert D Smith -Philadelphia PA; Mrs Homer Lambert -Cleveland OH; William T Smith -McKees Rocks PA; Mrs Edward L Smith -Steubenville PH; Russell Smith and Mrs Louis F Myers -Ridgeley WV. He is also survived by step-children; Thomas Imes -Cumberland; William O Imes -Everett PA; Mrs Irvin Imes -Green Ridge MD. His wife died several years ago. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery with pallbearers, Russell & Coyle O’Neal, Robert Myers, Albert Smouse, Thomas & Carl Dicken- all grand-children.

WATTS 02 Apr 1921 George Washington Watts of Durham NC, died at age 70. He was associated title the Dukes of Durham. A philanthropist, he was born in Cumberland on 18 Aug 1851, a son of Gerald E and Annie E Watts.

WESLOW 30 Apr 1921 George Edward Henckel and Miss Julia Louise Weslow, both of Zihlman were married Tuesday, 26 Apr 1921 at 3 o’clock pm in the parsonage of St Paul’s Lutheran Church by Rev H H Beidleman.

WIGFIELD 04 Apr 1921 Mrs Eliza Wigfield, 76, widow of Elijah Wigfield, died yesterday at home in Cresaptown. She is survived by Mrs JR Hershberger-Cumberland; Mrs JL Watson-Richmond VA; LH Wigfield and CW Wigfield -Cresaptown. Burial in the Cresaptown Methodist Church Cemetery.

WILLISON 27 Jul 1921 Robert W Willison, 29, son of Hillary F Willison died yesterday at the Stone House on the National Pike, west of Flintstone. Survived by brothers, Charles N Willison, a merchant -Cumberland; NF Willison -near Flintstone; sisters, Mrs Endsley Hartsock -Flintstone; Mrs CJ Simpson, Mrs Josephine Henderson, and Mrs Richard Huerta -all of Cumberland; burial in the IOOF Cemetery, Flintstone.

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ALLEGANY CO 29 May 1922 A list of local deceased soldiers by cemetery in Allegany County.

ALLEGANY CO 23 Oct 1922 List of Newly Registered Voters and Those Stricken form Rolls by district and with addresses and cause of removal.

BLUBAUGH 25 Nov 1922 Charles H Stafford leaves home from his wife Mrs Isabella Stafford with her sister Miss Bessie May Blubaugh [Photos and Story].

BROTEMARKLE 29 Apr 1922 Mrs Bertha Lee Evans, 33 years old, wife of Wood A Evans of 229 Arch St, died at 9:00 AM today at Allegany Hospital. She is survived by her husband and a son, aged 4 years. She was a Brotemarkle prior to marriage. She is also survived by a mother, Mrs Louise M Brotemarkle and the following brothers and sisters: Harry W; Ellsworth; Samuel T; Otis M; and Charles W Brotemarkle and Miss Nora and Earl Brotemarkle -all of Cumberland; Mrs Edith McKenzie and Mrs Belle Van Meter -Rawlings MD; Albert E Brotemarkle -Cahuga WI; Mrs Mary Logsdon -Patterson Creek WV; and William Brotemarkle -Baltimore.

CHAMBERS 20 Dec 1922 Chambers Family Reunion-Christmas. Frostburg- Dec 20 James and Leo Chambers, Uhl St, will leave on Saturday night for Niles Oh to join their mother, Mrs Mary Chambers, who has been visiting the oldest son, John Chambers. A family reunion has been planned at his residence on Christmas Day. Those who will be in attendance are Bernard Chambers, Francis Chambers, William Chambers, and Joseph Chambers -Cleveland; Eugene Chambers -Millville NJ; and Mrs Mary Chambers; James Chambers and Leo Chambers of this place; all formerly from Frostburg. Their father, the late John Chambers, was a justice of the peace here for over 20 years prior to his death in Aug 1918, and at one time, conducted one of the largest department stores in the city. One sister, Mrs Eve Walters, died during the influenza epidemic in Jan 1918. Another sister, Mrs Stella Folk, resides at the Chambers home on Uhl St.

CUMBERLAND 18 Aug 1922 The Chamber of Commerce of Cumberland has received letters form many tourists from various parts of the country complimenting that body on camping privileges they have received at the Auto Park, Baltimore Turnpike, five miles East of the city. Since July 24th, when the Chamber of Commerce started its parking plan, 218 autos have stopped at the Auto Park, making an average of 10 per day.

FLETCHER 26 Jul 1922 Mrs Allie Jane Fletcher, widow of Bernard Fletcher, died at home on E Pitt St, Bedford on Sunday, 23 Jul, after a lingering illness. Born Dec 14, 1832, she married Bernard Fletcher in 1865. For many years they lived in Clearridge, south of Clearville. About 10 years age, Mr Fletcher sold his farm and moved to Bedford. She was a lifelong member of the Reformed Church. Surviving are 8 children; Mrs Lee Foreman -Everett; Mrs Charles Barkman -Clearville; Mrs CA Lanfer -Wilkinsburg; Miss Esther Fletcher -Bedford; Mrs David Fletcher and Mrs David Snyder of Boiling Springs; Mrs SE Shoemaker of Pitcairn; and Walter Fletcher -Alderton.

GRIFFIN 18 Mar 1922 Joseph H Griffin and family [Photo] , a candidate for mayor. A son of John T Griffin, born and raised in Cumberland, for 42 years, married Lillie Teal and have 6 children: Catherine -14, Joseph -11, George -13, Bob Gordon -10, James -8, and Josephine -5.

HARDMAN 23 May 1922 John Charles Hardman, 15 months old son of William Hardman -Cumberland died at the home of a grandfather, James Moyer, 16 Harrison St yesterday afternoon. Burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

HARDMAN 13 Dec 1922 Vital Statistics Column -Carl B and Ruby E Hardman a son.

HARDMAN 14 Jun 1922 Closing Exercises at the Irons Mountain School- Teacher -Mary E Manley; Student participants; Ollie Stafford, Pauline Messick, Harry Wilson, George Stafford, Paul Collins, Rhoda Hardman, Wanda Snider, Nellie Yaider, Margaret Hardman, Vivian Willison, Blanche Hoffman, Maxine Snider, Bessie Hardman, Hazel Huffman, Ida Peddit, Fred Wilson. The valedictory address by Margaret Hardman.

HARDMAN 07 Apr 1922 JH Hardman, Bedford in Cumberland with a sister who is ill, Mrs W Crooks -Keyser WV.

JENKINS 15 Jun 1922 Miss Frances Rebecca Jenkins, youngest dau of Mr & Mrs Omar Jenkins of 11 Reynolds St and Christian Frey married at Oakland on Wednesday 14 Jun 1922 by Rev Henry A Grubb and will reside at Princeton and Harding Avenues

KEECH 04 Feb 1922 Eugene D Keech died at Nantes France on Oct 6, 1918. A son of JE Keech, 428 Virginia Avenue. He is survived by his father and four brothers, JE Keech Jr; John Keech; Frank J Keech; and William E Keech; and sister, Miss Madeline Keech -all of Cumberland.

MAY 01 May 1922 Mrs Abram May died at her home in Sulphur Springs last Tuesday [25 Apr 1922] at the advanced age of 91 years, 3 months, and 17 days. She was a dau of Thomas & Sarah Cunard Robinson, born at Robinsonville and married on 8 Apr 1858, at Clearville to Abram M May, who died a number of years ago. Abram May served in the Civil War and Mrs May was left alone with the family to care for. She was many years ago, the mistress of Mountain House of Sulphur Springs, entertaining prominent people She retired 30 years age. She was the last of a family of 11 children. She is survived by the following children: Mrs WS Reed -Bedford; Mrs SR Miller; Frank G and Curbs G May -Altoona; Mrs Mason Burket and Ellsworth E May -Mann’s Choice; Albert E and Mrs Watson Diehl -Sulphur Springs and also 17 gr-ch and 17 gr-gr-ch.

McELFISH 16 Nov 1922 Philip McElfish died last night at 11:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter Mrs EJ Vogel 304 Decatur St. He was born on Nov 10, 1845. Surviving are, children; WR McElfish -Alaska WV; Mrs Lawrence Quinn -British Columbia, Canada; Mrs JW O'Neal -Pittsburgh PA; Mrs EJ Vogel; Mrs James Twigg; and SJ McElfish -all of Cumberland MD; Prentice McElfish -Greensburg PA; and Mrs CE May -Cumberland MD; a brother, Harry McElfish -Flintstone MD; a sister, Mrs J. Monroe Turner -Baltimore MD; and 26 Grand-children. Mr McElfish was apparently in good health until about six months before his death. For many years he lived in the Six Mile House on the Baltimore Turnpike where he operated a farm. He was noted for his hospitality and cheerful disposition. The last few years of his life, until a few months age, he had resided in Washington DC. The funeral is Saturday at the Vogel home with burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery-Flintstone.

MILLER 14 Sep 1922 Isaac Miller, a farmer near Flintstone, died Wednesday 112 Sep 1922] of infirmities having survived his wife by 8 years, and burial in Bucy's Cemetery in Gilpintown.

MORRIS 22 Nov 1922 Frostburg Thomas A Morris, age 46 years, of Detroit MI; mother Mrs Thomas Morris -Eckhart; sis, Mrs ML Shea -Cumberland; Mrs Annie L Kreitzburg -Chicago; brothers, George Morris -Pittsburgh, James Morris -Walla Walla WA.

NINE 16 Jun 1922 Marriage Licence- John Morgan Nine, 21, car repairman Cumberland and Edna Margaret Barnett, 17, (parents consent), Cumberland Valley.

O'NEAL 30 Sep 1922 Mrs Alice O'Neal, 65 years old, widow of William O'Neal died at her home at Flintstone Creek. She is survived by several grown children. Funeral is at Oakdale Church with burial in the cemetery.

O’NEAL 17 Feb 1922 Frederick O’Neal, aged 74 years, died Thursday, 16 Feb 1922 at home on the Baltimore Turnpike following a brief illness. Surviving are a wife and 6 children; Albert -Union Grove; Harry -Oklahoma; George -Cumberland Valley; Walter -Cumberland; Mrs JJ Carsville -New York; Miss Gertrude O’Neal -Ba

ROBINETTE 27 Apr 1922 Mrs Delilah Robinette, widow of John Robinette, 61 years old, died at her home in Chaneysville. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs Alonza Imes -Chaneysville; Mrs Albert Fetter -Clearville; Mrs Charles Bridges -Beans Cove; Mrs Ernest Miller -Chaneysville; and 2 sons, Hugh Robinette -Cumberland and Arnold L Robinette -Somerset; and 4 sisters, Mrs Jasper Robinette, Mrs Rebecca Nave, and Misses Angeline Roland and Susan Roland; and 1 brother, John Roland -Clarksburg WV. Burial in Chaneysville.

ROBINSON 06 Jan 1922 Mrs Rachel Robinson, 77 year old widow of Jacob Robinson, died at home 13 Beall St. Survived by sons, Thomas E Robinson and Jacob H Robinson and daus, Mrs Fannie Hammersmith and Mrs Catherine Minke. Burial in St Peter & Paul Cemetery.

SMITH 23 Aug 1922 Mrs Nannie Smith, wife of George W Smith, died Monday evening, 21 August, at the home of Mrs Lucy Smith, Hancock MD. Funeral at Warfordsburg. She had resided in Cumberland for several years. She was ill for 4 weeks prior to her death. She was a member of the Eastern Star and is survived by a niece, Lawfayette Moxley of 227 Carroll St.

SMITH 08 Jul 1922 Mrs Savannah Smith, 67, wife of George W Smith, 12 Marion St, died yesterday from complications. She is survived by a husband and 9 children: Mrs George Potts and JC Smith -McKeesport; Mrs Charles Imes- Chaneysville; Walter Smith- Duquense PA; Millard Smith -Ellerslie MD; Mrs Clara Barnes, Roy E Smith, WL Gordon and Mrs Earl Kuhns. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

STREETS 03 Aug 1922 Frostburg- Miss Anna Streets, W Union St, entertained a number of friends at her home on Wednesday evening. Dancing featured with refreshments. Those present were; Misses Louise Kalbaugh, Iva Griffith, Violet Griffith, Margaret Thomas and Anna Streets.

TRAIL 27 Apr 1922 Mrs NB Trail was struck by an automobile on the roadway in front of her house in Everett on Monday evening (24 Apr 1922). Mrs NB Trail, 52 years old, succumbed to her injured Tuesday at her home. She is survived by her husband and 9 children. Services at Stevens Chapel near Everett and burial in the church cemetery. Mrs LH Stotler of 77 Goethe St and Mrs Owen Smith of Mapleside, both nieces, will attend the funeral.

TWIGG 02 May 1922 Charles F Twigg, 80 years old, lifelong resident of Oldtown, an active lumber operator and farmer, died today at home. He is survived by a wife, Mrs Hannah C Twigg and 7 daughters, Misses Maggie and Esther Twigg and Mrs Bertha Adams -all of Oldtown; Mrs Dollie Davis -Fairmont WV; and Mrs Mary Light, Mrs Lorena Shryock and Mrs Bessie Crabtree -Cumberland, and one son Garrett Twigg -Oldtown.

TWIGG 02 Mar 1922 Ernan Twigg, three year old dau of John Twigg, died last night of pneumonia at Allegany Hospital. The child’s mother died 2 weeks ago. Funeral Friday at Humbird Chapel.

TWIGG 31 Mar 1922 Mrs Louise Twigg, 80 year old widow of John Twigg died today at home of her daughter Mrs Alice Alderton, 45 Marion St. She is survived by Mrs Alderton -Cumberland; Mrs Julia Slider -Flintstone; Mrs Matilda Wilson-Oldtown; and Charles Twigg -Cumberland Valley PA. Burial in Town Creek MD.

TWIGG 07 Feb 1922 Mrs Rose Twigg, 19 years of age, wife of John Twigg, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal locktender at North branch, died early Monday morning [06 Feb 1922] of pneumonia. She is survived by an infant two weeks old. Burial in Humbird Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.

WIGFIELD 14 Jun 1922 Mrs Deborah Wigfield, 74 years old, widow of John Wigfield, died last night at home in Town Creek. Surviving children are: EJ Wigfield; Winton Wigfield; Mrs William Stallings -all of Cumberland; Mrs Sullivan Dennison -Hopwood PA; Walter Wigfield, Gus Wigfield -both green Ridge; Hunter and Patrick Wigfield at home. The funeral and burial at the Pine Hill Church.

WILLISON 27 Mar 1922 Norval Willison, 45, well known farmer in the Flintstone district, died at 7:30 o’clock this morning at home of apoplexy. He is survived by a wife, Mrs Judith Perrin Willison and 8 children; Howard, Walter, Mary, George, Clara, Woodrow, Frederick, and Elinore Willison at home; also, his father Hilary Willison, a brother, Charles W Willison -Cumberland and 4 sisters, Mrs Ensley Hartsock, Mrs CJ Simpson, Mrs Josephine Henderson and Mrs Blanche Huerin. His farm at the foot of Polish Mountain is one of the finest. Burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery -Flintstone.

ZIMMERLY 14 Sep 1922 Mrs Jemima Zimmerly, 91 years old, widow of RL Zimmerly, died at her home in North Branch, four miles East of Cumberland on Wednesday afternoon [13 Sep 1922]. She was a native of Murley’s Branch, this county, and had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church all her life. Surviving are 2 sons, George A Zimmerly and Owen W Zimmerly; and 3 daughters, Mrs May Furlow, Mrs Elda Christie, and Mrs Conda Long, and also 24 gr-ch and 18 gr-gr-ch. Funeral at Humbird Chapel and burial in Humbird Cemetery.

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ALLEGANY CO 29 Dec 1923 Corrections to list of citizens of Allegany County in the World War- 225 corrections and additions.

ALLEGANY CO 00 Jan 1923 - 00 Dec 1924 Photos of Citizens children of Allegany County .

ALLEGANY CO 07 Oct 1923 through 13 Nov 1923 Those who served in the World War from Allegany County. A few letters of the alphabet each day.

ALLEGANY CO 23 Oct 1923 List of Newly Registered Voters and Those Stricken form the Allegany Co Voting Rolls, This list gives the streets and their precincts.

BARNES 07 Mar 1923 Frank Barnes, aged 62 years, of 219 Thomas St, died at Allegany Hospital yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from complications after an illness since Feb 23. He is survived by dau, Mrs Minnie Toothman, of 622 Maryland Av.; one son, Louis Barnes; a sister, Mrs Elizabeth Smith -Mapleside; and two bro, Carlton Barnes -Green Ridge and Samuel Barnes of 44 South St. He formerly resided at Town Hill. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

DUNDON 02 Feb. 1923 Frostburg- Mrs Michael Dundon, age 84, who resided with her daughter Mrs George Kreitzburg, Eckhart, died last night at 8:30 o’clock following an illness of one year. She was born in Ireland, coming to America at an early age, her parents settling in Allegany County. She is a member of the St Patricks Catholic Church. Survived by three daughters, Mrs William Williams -Barton MD; Mrs GL Kreitzburg -Eckhart; Mrs Bernard B Byrnes - Frostburg; and two sons, George Dundon and Frank Dundon- Akron OH.

FLETCHER 30 Jun 1923 Mrs Honor Fletcher, 69 years of age, widow of Charles Fletcher, died at 4 o’clock this morning at Allegany Hospital of paralysis. Mrs Fletcher took ill a week ago and removed to the hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs C R Kerns-Cumberland, and Mrs Alex Miller-Mill Creek WV; two brothers, Eleven Martin-Cumberland and Michael Martin-Artemas; two sisters, Mrs W M Kerns-Cumberland and Mrs Philip Shipley-Artemas. Burial in Greenmount Cemetery.

GOWDY 29 Dec 1923 Frostburg - John William Porter, aged 24 years, son of Mrs S. L. Gowdy, Akron Ohio, and the late Andrew Porter, Eckhart, died at the Allegany County Sanitorium, Haystack Mountain, yesterday morning at 11 o'clock following an illness of one year. The body was brought to the Durst funeral home to await disposition on the arrival of Mr Porter's mother from Akron. Besides his widow, five children; William, James, Junior, Maggie, and Margaret; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Porter, Akron, and Mrs Irene Weisenmiller, Cumberland, survive. Mr Porter was a streetcar motorman for some time in Cumberland, but prior to his illness, had been employed in Akron. He was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Eckhart Cemetery.

HARTLEY 14 Feb. 1923 Miss Charity I Hartley, died last night at home of her sister, Mrs Joseph D Boden, 306 Arch St. She was a teacher for 23 years and lastly, principal at Ellerslie School. Survived by sisters, Mrs Henry Raymond -Latchie OH; Mrs William Metters -Grand Junction CO; Mrs Joseph D Boden -Cumberland and brother, Randolph Boden -Portland OR. Burial in Oldtown Cemetery.

HENDERSHOT 10 May 1923 Clyde Hendershot, about 25 years, died at Western Maryland Hospital after a fall from a motorcycle on the Baltimore Turnpike near Piney Grove. Mr Hendershot leaves a wife and small child and widowed mother, Mrs Samuel Hendershot of Fulton Co PA. He worked for Frank Hoopengardner at Belle Grove.

HENDRICKSON 02 Mar 1923 Mrs Hattie Hendrickson, 50 years of age, wife of Harvey Hendrickson of 645 Columbia Ave, died at noon today following an illness of four days. Burial in Fellowship Cemetery, Cumberland Valley PA.

HENDRICKSON 12 Nov 1923 Fiftieth Anniversary [50] of Egbert C. Willison and Virginia Hendrickson. She is the dau of Oliver P Hendrickson and grand-dau of Harriett Willison -Flintstone. Their children Mrs Frederick W Growden -Decatur St; Mrs Edwin Hardinger -Bedford St Ext; Carl C Willison-Cumberland St; Raymond L Willison- homestead; her brothers Findlay C Hendrickson; Milton C Hendrickson; Sommerfield Hendrickson.

HENDRICKSON 28 Apr 1923 Peter Hendrickson, aged 77 years, a farmer near Hazen, died at home on Friday, 27 Apr 1923. He was a son of Richard Hendrickson of Cumberland Valley PA. Survived by wife, Mary Hendrickson; dau, Mrs Harry Robertson -Cumberland Valley; sons, William and Thomas Hendrickson -Akron OH; a sister, Martha Sutherland -Union Grove. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.

HENDRICKSON 12 May 1923 Mrs Sarah Hendrickson, 77, wife of John Hendrickson died today at home on the Oldtown Road of paralysis. She is survived by daus, Mrs HV Bucy and Mrs NR Rice; and son, WW Hendrickson- Cumberland. Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.

HERSHEY 17 Nov 1923 Story of Milton Hershey of Hershey PA and the school he founded.

HINKLE 21 May 1923 Zane C Hinkle, 60, farmer died at home Sunday May 20 1923, surviving are, wife former Miss Ella Wilkinson; sons, Melvin Hinkle- at home; Hill Hinkle; dau , Mrs Wade Rice -Twiggtown; bros, ET Hinkle-Cleveland, Levi Hinkle- Cumberland; sis, Mrs Rose E Beall -Cleveland and Mrs May Bowden -Akron OH. Burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

KREITZBURG 28 Sep 1923 Frostburg - William Kreitzburg, son of Mr & Mrs John Kreitzburg, Eckhart and Miss Emma Helena Blucker, daughter of Mr & Mrs Edward Blucker, Mt Savage, married Wednesday evening [26 Sep]. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of Eckhart M E Church by Rev L E McDougle. They were unattended. Mr & Mrs Kreitzburg left immediately after the ceremony for Pittsburgh, where they will spend their honeymoon. They may reside in Pittsburgh. Mr Kreitzburg is and employee of the Union Tanning Co, Cumberland.

LEASURE 10 Sep 1923 The funeral of Thomas Leasure, 65 years of age, blacksmith, Oldtown Road who died in Western Maryland hospital on Monday evening will be held tomorrow at Fairview. Mr Leasure is survived by widow, Anne B (Barnes) Leasure and the following children; Mrs Ida Shipley; Mrs Ella Price; Mrs Laura Shipley; Mrs Jessie Nail; Mrs Viola McHugh; Talbert Lee; and Charles Leasure.

LITTLE 22 Dec 1923 Mrs Laura Little, wife of Herman Little, died at her house in Hancock on Wednesday [19 Dec] at 4 o’clock PM. Besides her husband she leaves 2 small children, one aged about 3 years and one aged two weeks. Mr little conducts a restaurant in hancock. She was a dau of Mr & Mrs Charles Haywood. She was about 26 years old.

MILLER 27 Nov 1923 Mahlon R Miller married Miss Helen Motter Beidleman of Harrisburg, PA, a dau of Mr & Mrs William C Beidleman, formerly from Frostburg.

PORTER 29 Dec 1923 Frostburg - John William Porter, aged 24 years, son of Mrs S. L. Gowdy, Akron Ohio, and the late Andrew Porter, Eckhart, died at the Allegany County Sanitorium, Haystack Mountain, yesterday morning at 11 o'clock following an illness of one year. The body was brought to the Durst funeral home to await disposition on the arrival of Mr Porter's mother from Akron. Besides his widow, five children; William, James, Junior, Maggie, and Margaret; two sisters, Miss Elizabeth Porter, Akron, and Mrs Irene Weisenmiller, Cumberland, survive. Mr Porter was a streetcar motorman for some time in Cumberland, but prior to his illness, had been employed in Akron. He was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Eckhart Cemetery.

SMITH 09 Jun 1923 The funeral of Mrs Florence Smith, 59 years of age, wife of John N Smith who died Friday June 8, 1923 at her home on the Browning Farm on Eastman Road will be held tomorrow at the home. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs Irvin M Browning, Mrs L F Weber-this city; Mrs Carrie Buckholtz -Williamsport PA and 1 son, L C Smith -Cumberland; brothers Johnson L DeHaven and Charles D DeHaven -Cumberland. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

SMITH 01 Dec 1923 Mrs Mary Frances Smith, 83, widow of James F Smith, died yesterday at home of daughter Mrs Jeremiah Roberts, near Belle Grove. She is survived by husband and four daughters and one son. Buried in Belle Grove Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

TWIGG 01 Oct 1923 Frostburg-Mrs Anora Twigg, aged 66 years, died at 1 o’clock on Sunday morning at her home in Mt Savage, following an illness of five months. Her condition became critical two weeks ago. She is the mother of probably one of the largest grown families in Allegany County, being survived by 12 children; Noah, Moses, and John Twigg-Frostburg; Brice Twigg-Martinsburg WV; Irvin Twigg-Westernport; William and Raymond Twigg-Mt Savage; Mrs Anna Clice and Mrs Adam Smith-Red Hill; Mrs Harry Ritter-Elwood City PA; Miss Elizabeth Twigg-Mt Savage; and Mrs John E Davis- Welch Hill Frostburg. Fifty-one grand-children and 10 great grand-children also survive; four brothers, John, Jacob, James Blubaugh-Vale Summitt, and Charles Blubaugh-Midland; one sister, Mrs Jacob Lafferty-Vale Summitt. There are 11 grand-children and 3 great grand-children deceased. Funeral is by Rev Allen T Perkins, pastor of Mt Savage Methodist Episcopal Church, with burial in Porter Cemetery.

TWIGG 01 Aug 1923 Mrs Amanda J Twigg, wife of the late Michael O Twigg, died at the home of her son David Twigg, near Oldtown on July 28, at age 74 years, 6 months and 19 days. The funeral was held at the home of her son David Twigg on Monday, July 30 at 10 o’clock. She was buried in the family grave yard on Polish Mountain. Rev. Albert Standiforth, officiated. Pallbearers were Marshall Wilson, David Smith, Vernon Thomas, Frank Hill, Henry Diebert, Wilber Dibert, Daniel Bender, and Frank Walizer. She is survived by 4 daughters and 3 sons; Hanson, David and Edmund Twigg; Mrs Julia Bender, Mrs Charles L Slider, Mrs Denton Crabtree, Mrs Sherman Crabtree; 24 grand-children; 8 great grand-children; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters. She died of heart trouble.

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ALLEGANY CO 27 May 1924 List of World War dead just prior to decoration day .

CUMBERLAND 22 Oct 1924 List of Newly Registered Voters and Recently Dropped from the Voting Rolls.

FLETCHER 17 Dec 1924 Mrs Sarah Fletcher, 93 years old, one of the oldest residents of this city, and widow of William Fletcher, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs William Combs, 228 Williams St this morning. She is survived by 6 daughters and 3 sons: Mrs Thomas Davidson-Mississippi; Mrs 0 A Frey and Mrs A M Miller-Grapley Wisconsin; Mrs James Golliday-Paw Paw WV; Mrs William Combs and Mrs Jonas Smith-this city; Alex Fletcher-Grapley Wisconsin; John Fletcher-Wil lard Ohio; and CG Fletcher-Cleveland Ohio; Mrs Fletcher is also survived by a sister, Mrs Elizabeth Smith. The funeral is in Paw Paw.

GRIFFITH 28 Apr 1924 Thomas Griffith, 14, son of Mrs Annie Griffith was killed instantly by high voltage lines of the Potomac Edison Company while gathering flowers in Clarysville. Besides his mother, a matron at the Normal School dormitory, two brothers, James and Robert and three sisters, Margaret and Ethel Griffith and Mrs Cecil Engle -Frostburg.

MARTIN 13 Jun 1924 Michael Martin, 63 years old, a farmer living in Fairview PA outside Flintstone, died at 7 o'clock this morning at Western Maryland Hospital as a result of injuries sustained yesterday when struck by an automobile owned by E C Early, of Florence IN. He suffered a fracture of the thigh, scull fracture, and lacerations of the scalp and face. Martin was treated by Dr JA Watson of Piney Grove and brought to the hospital where he was treated by Dr Leo Franklin. Martin, who was deaf, was walking along the road carrying a shovel and scythe and did not hear the machine and crossed in front of it, the scythe striking him in the head upon impact. He is survived by two daughters; Lillian of Clearville and Mrs James Spade -Shilbeyer PA; two sons, George Martin of Wilkinsburg and Oscar Martin of Hancock. He also leaves two sisters; Mrs William Karns - Mapleside and Mrs Philip Shipley; and two brothers, Levi Martin -Oldtown Road and Philip Martin -Artemas. Burial in Clearville

NAVE 18 Jul 1924 Hosea Nave, 40, wife of Minerva died yesterday and is survived by children Rita, Melvin, and Elwood at home; sisters, Laura Nave -Cumberland Valley; Mrs Etta Hamilton- Cumberland and Mrs Maggie Deremer -New Paris; brothers, Henry, Dorsey, Roy, and Rufus. Burial in Bethel Cemetery.

REITH 09 Sep 1924 Neil C. Reith, 44 years old, of 404 Pulaski St, died as a result of a fractured scull and broken right hand at Allegany Hospital late yesterday afternoon after being struck on the Bedford Road by an automobile driven by John Rank, 114 Walnut Street. Reith was walking along the road and stepped directly in front of the Rank automobile from another car. Rank was exhonorated from blame following an investigation. Reith is survived by his widow, who was Miss Lucy Miller and two children, Margaret and Charles. He also leaves two brothers, William Reith- Pittsburgh and John Reith of this city, and a sister, Miss Rose Reith, this city. He was a carpenter with the Wright-Richardson Company. He was a son of Mrs Margaret Reith and the late August Reith -Bedford Road. Interment is in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

SCHRIVER 07 Apr 1924 Mrs Jennie R Schriver, 68, wife of George Schriver, of 117 Arch St, died yesterday -at noon at home. She is survived by eight children, Mrs LD (Amy) Lashley; Mrs JA (Elizabeth) Gray; Mrs WH (Margaret) Kerns; Mrs JD (Clara) Shepherd; Cecil and Frank Schriver -Buck Valley; John Schriver -Stanley NY, and Raymond Schriver -Cumberland; brother, Alfred Hendershot-Buck Valley; sister, Mrs EF McKibbon -Ft Morgan CO. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

SMITH 07 Apr 1924 Mrs Sarah Smith, 80, widow of Louis M Smith, died on 05 Apr 1924. She is survived by six daughters; Mrs Ella Sowers -Flintstone; Mrs Mary B Bennett -Cash Valley; Mrs Amanda C Loose -Fostoria OH; Mrs Alcinda Bennett - Cumberland; Mrs Anna Shaffer -Artemas PA; Mrs Agnes Bennett -Cumberland; and two sons, John W Smith -Kirby WV and Simon C Smith -Riddlesburg PA. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

TWIGG 27 Oct 1924 Charles H Twigg, 60 years, died yesterday at home in Twiggtown, Baltimore Turnpike. He is survived by a widow and 5 children; Mrs Edgar Kirk-Ridgeley WV, Mrs Jacob Blubaugh and Walter Twigg-of Twiggtown; Frank Twigg and Miss Gertrude Twigg-at home. Interment in Mt Herman Cemetery.

TWIGG 15 Oct 1924 Mrs Emma Twigg, 48, wife of Ira R Twigg, Frost Proof, FL, formerly of this city, died at her home yesterday. Mr & Mrs Twigg left here 4 years ago for Washington and from there moved to Frost Proof. She was a daughter of Mr & Mrs Washington Potts, Arch St. Interment in Mt Herman Cemetery.

WIGFIELD 07 Jun 1924 Mrs Viola Wigfield, wife of Winter A. Wigfield, of 155 Thomas St, died yesterday following a lingering illness. Mrs Wigfield was a daughter of Mr & Mrs George Kiefer of Oldtown and had been identified with the local post of the Salvation Army for the past 9 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Garland Wigfield and four sisters; Emma Kiefer, Minnie Kiefer, and Charity Kiefer, and Mrs Lillian Deffinbaugh - all of Oldtown. Interment is in Pine Hill Cemetery.

WILSON 25 Jun 1924 Mrs Charlotte Growden Wilson, 61, widow of Levi Wilson, died at her home in Murleys Branch near Rush post office this morning of pneumonia after a 10 day illness. She leaves four children; Mrs Blaine E Robinette- Murleys Branch; Miss Alice Pearl Wilson, Marshall Wilson, and Howard Wilson- all of home; three sisters and brothers, Mrs Laura E Oster, Mrs Kate Claar- Cumberland Valley; Frederick W Growden-Gephart Drive; Thomas J Growden-Cumberland Valley PA; and H Ward Growden -Toledo OH. She was the daughter of Joseph & Sarah Wentling Growden -Cumberland Valley PA. Interment is in the Fletcher Cemetery-Rush.

YONKER 14 Jul 1924 Martin V Yonker, 82, died at home near Little Orleans yesterday at 3 o’clock, following five weeks of illness from a breakdown. He is survived by a wife, three sons and three daughters, Mrs George Schultz - E Pittsburgh; Mrs David Smith and Mrs Howard Fletcher of Flintstone; NK Yonker -at home; Neepen Yonker and Edward Yonker -of Little Orleans. Burial in Piney Plains Cemetery.

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HARDMAN 18 Jul 1925 Mrs H M Hardman, 63 years old, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs George A Crass, 418 Arch St last night. She is also survived by two sons; Roy F Hardman-Warren OH and William Earl Hardman, city; and another daughter, Miss Alice Hardman-Baltimore. Mrs Hardman also leaves three sisters and one brother; Mrs Frank Valentine-City; Mrs Coy Kinner-Williamsport PA; Mrs Edward Davis-Dan’s Rock and Herbert W Wilson-Warren OH. Funeral at the St John’s Lutheran church and burial in Bethel Cemetery.

KREITZBURG 23 Jun 1925 Frostburg-Miss Ellen Elizabeth Kroll, dau of Mr & Mrs John Kroll, Washington St and Frederick Earl Kreitzburg, son of Mr & Mrs William Kreitzburg, Washington St, were married at the home of the bride by Rev John W Keener, pastor of Salem Reformed Church, yesterday morning at 7:00. The attendants were, Herman J Kroll and Miss Alice K Ort. After a wedding breakfast at the Kroll home, Mr & Mrs Kreitzburg left on a honeymoon trip through Ohio.

KROLL 23 Jun 1925 Frostburg-Miss Ellen Elizabeth Kroll, dau of Mr & Mrs John Kroll, Washington St and Frederick Earl Kreitzburg, son of Mr & Mrs William Kreitzburg, Washington St, were married at the home of the bride by Rev John W Keener, pastor of Salem Reformed Church, yesterday morning at 7:00. The attendants were, Herman J Kroll and Miss Alice K Ort. After a wedding breakfast at the Kroll home, Mr & Mrs Kreitzburg left on a honeymoon trip through Ohio.

PARTLOW 25 Aug 1925 The funeral of John Milton Partlow, 9 year old son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Partlow, who died at the home of his parents, 545 N Centre St on Sunday morning (23 Aug 1925) following an illness of three weeks, will take place from the home on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, with services in St Patricks Church and interment in the St Michaels Cemetery, Frostburg. He was a grand-son of Mrs Catherine Schertzer and besides his parents, is survived by a younger brother, William. He was a pupil at St Patrick’s School.

SMITH 22 Apr 1925 Ephraiam Smith of Inglesmith PA, Bedford County filed a petition in Circuit Court vs Md State Board of Undertakers for a licence to practice his trade (story).

VILLA 03 Jun 1925 John Villa, alias John McNeil Sr., Eckhart MD was sentenced to 18 months in the Atlanta Federal penitentiary yesterday when tried in the US District Court, Baltimore. He pleaded guilty to attempted mail fraud. After his arrest, Villa was given a hearing in Cumberland. Postal inspectors testified that Villa had tried the same scheme while living in the state of Pennsylvania. Villa declared he had left the state of Pennsylvania a year ago because of threats and intimidation following a strike. He is married and has a family. He worked as a miner but in recent months was employed in industry in Cumberland. The indictment charged Villa with making false claims for money alleged to have been lost after it was mailed in registered letters. Villa made purchases from a Chicago mail order house on payments. The postal inspectors declared he had made two false claims for remittances, one in Oct 1924 for $100 and another Nov 14 for $45. The trick was to put the money in the envelope before the postmaster. Before mailing it, one end of the envelope was cut, the money removed, and the envelope resealed. When the envelope arrived at the Chicago post office, it indicated it had been tampered with and suspicion would be thrown on the postal employee.

WILLS 05 Oct 1925 Mt Savage-Mrs Sadie Wills, aged 40, wife of Robert Wills, died at her home this morning at 6:45 o’clock when paralysis struck her. Before her marriage, she was Sadie Lewis of Frostburg. She is survived by husband and these children; Evelyn-14; Anna-12; Ellsworth-10; Gladys-8; and Harold-4. Interment in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

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CREUTZBURG 02 Nov 1926 Ernest Creutzburg, 81 years old, for many years a well known citizen of Barton MD, died at 1:00 at the home of his sister, Mrs Conrad Lutz-Midland MD. He was unmarried. He was a native of Germany, and came to Barton in 1853. For many years he was the manifest clerk at Potomac Coal Company operations in Barton. He was instrumental in organizing the First National Bank in Barton and was one of its first directors. He was held in high esteem. A member of the Allegany Lodge A. F. and A. Masons, Barton Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Barton Presbyterian Church. He made his home in Midland seven years ago when he retired from active pursuits. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs Lutz of Midland and Mrs James P Shaw of Barton.

CUMBERLAND 19 Oct 1926 Lists of Newly Registered Voters and those stricken from the books. Alphabetic by voting district.

GRUBER 20 Aug 1926 (Copied from the Johnstown PA Tribune of 14 Aug) Marriage of Miss Wadena Annette Stutzman, dau of Mr & Mrs Walter A Stutzman of Somerset Street; to Jacob Gruber Jr, son of Mr & Mrs Jacob Gruber Sr. of Somerset Street. He is also the nephew of Mr & Mrs Edward Walton of Greene Street, Cumberland; and of Mr & Mrs J M Schertzer of Centre Street, Cumberland.

HARDMAN 29 Nov 1926 From the Column 30 Years Ago- Henry Hardman, 35, farmer, living on the Smith farm, Evitts Creek, was killed at Oldtown Road RR crossing. He waited for a freight train to cross and walked in front of a passenger train # 6.

HARDMAN 29 Nov 1926 Marriage of J. Blair Hardman and Martha J Blubaugh last Wednesday (24th).

KREITZBURG 28 Aug 1926 From the History of Times Files/Ten years ago Charles Kreitzburg, 27 years of age, of Frostburg was instantly killed by being struck by a Cumberland-Westernport trolly near Clarysville.

KREITZBURG 05 Nov 1926 Frostburg - The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Kreitzburg, aged 30 years, who died last Saturday (29 Oct 1926) at the Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore as the result of injuries from an automobile accident earlier in the city that same day, was held Thursday morning from St Michaels Catholic Church. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. William H. Kelly, assistant pastor who also delivered the sermon. Reverend Joseph P. Nolan, pastor, was present in the sanctuary. Miss Mary Crosby, soprano sang, "Dear Heart of My Savior". Burial was in St Michaels Cemetery, on Mt Pleasant St. Pallbearers were; John Barry, Joseph Condon, Thomas Condon, Joseph Eberly, John Jackson, and Thomas Sullivan. Miss Kreitzburg was employed in Baltimore for the past several years. She is survived by her mother Mrs Theresa Kreitzburg and the following brothers and sisters; Elmer Kreitzburg and William Kreitzburg-Eckhart; Miss Anna M. Kreitzburg and Mrs John Zimmerman-Baltimore.

KREITZBURG 02 Sep 1926 From the History of Times Files/Twenty years ago Joseph Kreitzburg, fireman on the big B & O mallet helper known as "Old Maud", was killed at Sand Patch PA.

KREITZBURG 19 Oct 1926 From the History of Times Files/Thirty years ago -Marriage of Miss Mary McGraw, dau of Mr & Mrs John McGraw - Frostburg to George Kreitzburg.

MARTIN 15 Jul 1926 Banns Announcement from St Michaels Catholic Church, Frostburg- Edward Aloysius Winner, son of Mrs Mary Winner of Hoyes’s Farm near Frostburg and Miss Bertha Claire Martin, an operator at the telephone system exchange. Marriage occurred 27 Jul 1926 with attendants sister-Mrs Oliver Poulton-Columbus OH and James Martin-Detroit. They will live on Depot St, Frostburg.

MILLER 22 Jul 1926 Death of Mrs Sally R Miller, 55, wife of Hanson Miller of Hazen MD; died yesterday. She is survived by dau; Mrs Alvin Rynes; a son, Lester Miller; a sister, Mrs Mollie Scott; her mother, Mrs J P Bell - Ft Wayne IN.

MORRIS 21 Oct 1926 Personal Item - Mrs Thomas Morris continues to be very ill at her home, here. A daughter, Mrs Anna Kreitzburg of Chicago was called by her illness, as was her son, Thomas Morris of Pittsburgh.

O’NEAL 08 Dec 1926 McKeesport PA - Dec 8, James B. O’Neal, one of McKeesport’s most widely known residents died Tuesday morning (7th) at 8:00 at the family home, Weary Apartments, 1401 Union Street. Death was due to complications of an illness that lingered. For several years, Mr O’Neal had been the superintendent of the Allegheny Co, PA bridges in the McKeesport area. Prior to that, he was proprietor of a restaurant at 5th av and Tube Works St. Known to his many intimate friends as "Buck", Mr O’Neal enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout Allegheny Co. He was also well known in Cumberland MD and many Maryland towns. Mr O’Neal was born in Cumberland 69 years ago and came to McKeesport at age 19. Surviving are his widow, Sophie O’Neal; son, Charles C. O’Neal of St Louis; daughters, Miss Stella O’Neal-New York City; Mrs Hilda O’Neal Weddle and Mrs Mary O’Neal Leahy - both of McKeesport; Miss Nellie O’Neal-at home. Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery.

OFTEN 07 Aug 1926 From the History of Times Files/Ten years ago Patrick Often, Eckhart, died of injuries sustained in the mines.

OFTEN 26 Jul 1926 Tuesday July 6, 1926 Mrs. Annie Often , aged 53, died Monday, July 5, at 5:30 at Western Maryland Hospital, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Often was born at Eckhart Md and lived here until recently when she moved to Cumberland. She is survived by eight sons and one daughter: Raymond, Baltimore; George and John, Eckhart; Wesley, Huntingdon, Pa.; Roy, Henry, Philip and Charles, and Mrs. Paul Weller, of Cumberland; also two sisters and two brothers: George Kreitzburg, Ridgeley, W Va.; John Kreitzburg, Eckhart; Mrs. Julia Dickel, Zihlman, and Mrs. Vernon Gowdy, Akron OH. The body was taken to the home of her son George Often in Eckhart.

ROBERTS 07 Jan 1926 From the Column-Twenty Years Ago [1906] Christopher Roberts, 57, former owner of the "Glendora" farm on the Little Valley Road, died at Frostburg.

SMITH 16 Aug 1926 John Smith, 77 years old retired farmer, died this morning at his home on Mullen St, Mapleside. Besides his wife, Mrs Eliza J (Barnes)Smith, he is survived by the following: three sons, Albert, Frank C. and Upton Boyd; three daughters, Mrs Emma Beaver-Hoboken NJ; Mrs Nettie P Matthews and Mrs Mary Wilson-of Mapleside; Miss Etta M Smith-at home; four sisters, Mrs Etta Heffner and Mrs Cinderella McGee-Everett PA; Mrs Rachel Hoopengardner and Mrs Hester Ann Jay of Mapleside. Mr Smith was born in Bedford Co PA.

WESLOW ?? ?? 1926 Mayford E Weslow Jr-Cumberland married Carol Ann Bushby, d/o Mr & Mrs John Donald Bushby-Sunset Drive.

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BARNES 31 Jan 1927 Cleon Barnes, 33, who ran a gas and oil station on Bedford road, died today at home. He si survived by wife, Mrs Edith Cubbage Barnes and children, Virginia Lee, William Earnest, and Betty Jean Barnes; a father, Edward Barnes; brothers Lester Barnes-Cumberland; Curtis Barnes-Spokane WA; Luther Barnes-Akron OH; sisters, Mrs Bertha Brant-Cumberland; Mrs Laura Willison-Hazen PA; Miss Ethel Barnes-Denver Co; burial in Mt Zion Cemetery.

BARNES 15 Mar 1927 The ashes of Curtis M Barnes, 42, who died in Spokane WA, have been sent here under care of John C Wolford, funeral director, for interment. Barnes is a native of this county and a son of Edward Barnes, Bedford St. He conducted a livery stable at one time in Cumberland and was engaged in the transfer business. He lived on the west coast for the past 10 years. The ashes were sent here in a hermetically sealed urn.

BRASHEAR 22 Mar 1927 Mrs Elizabeth Brashear, 71 years of age, wife of Joseph Brashear, died at her home on Williams Road last night. She had been ill since December. She leaves her husband, one son, John H Brashear; four daughters, Mrs Louis (Savannah) Jenkins-Cumberland; Mrs W H Green-Elkins WV; Mrs John R. (Florence) Twigg-Cumberland; and Miss Clara Brashear. Services in the Methodist Episcopal Church with interment in Mt Harmon Cemetery.

FLETCHER 07 Jul 1927 Mrs Elizabeth Fletcher. Relatives in this vacinity were notified yesterday of the death of Mrs Elizabeth Wilson Fletcher, widow of Henry Clay Fletcher, at Beaver City, Neb. Mrs Fletcher died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, George Fletcher, superintendent of schools of Furnace Co., NE. Mrs Fletcher was 81 years old. She was a native of the Flintstone area and a dau of the late Jonathan Wilson. Mr & Mrs Fletcher moved their family to Nebraska some 35 years ago and settled in Beaver City where Mr Fletcher died some 8 or 9 years ago. Three sons; Frank Fletcher, George Fletcher, and James Fletcher survive. They are all residents of Furnace Co., Neb. The following brothers and sisters also survive; Thomas Wilson-Murleys Branch; Mrs Laura Wilson-near Flintstone; Adolph Wilson Johnstown; Harry G. Wilson-Keyser WV; Mrs Cora Wilson, wife of Hanson W Wilson-near Flintstone; Mrs Agnes Miller-Cumberland; Mrs Lucy Ash, wife of L.A. Ash. Mrs Fletcher was a aunt of Frank A Perdew of the Peoples Court. The funeral will take place in Nebraska.

GRIFFITH 28 Sep 1927 Frostburg - Mrs Annie Griffith, 45 years old, manager of the dining room at State Normal School here, died this morning at Miners Hospital following a minor operation. Besides her mother, Mrs John Stewart, she is survived by 5 children; Mrs Cecil Engel, Misses Margaret and Eve Griffith, James and Robert Griffith. Her father was the late Thomas Farraday. Brother, William Farraday and sisters, Mrs Walter Meyers and Mrs Lottie Meyers survive.

HARDMAN 05 Jan 1927 Mrs Grace Hardman, 48, sister of Mrs Harvey Leasure of Hazen Rd., died at home in Grafton WV. She leaves a dau, Mrs Ruth Bigbee and an adopted son, George Hardman-both of Grafton.

KREITZBURG 10 Mar 1927 Thomas M. Kreitzburg, 44 years old, died this morning at home , 607 Madison Avenue. Survived by wife, Mrs Jennie M Kreitzburg; three sons, Joseph, John, and Charles Kreitzburg; two daughters, Mrs Francis Mouse and Miss Mary M. Kreitzburg; brothers, George Kreitzburg - Frostburg; John Kreitzburg - Leetonia OH; sisters, Mrs Julia McGreevy - Frostburg; Mrs Mary McCue - Leetonia OH; burial in St Patricks Cemetery.

MILLER 15 Jul 1927 The funeral of Mrs Catherine Miller, aged 70, wife of David C. Miller, prominent farmer of the Cumberland Valley, who died at her home on 13 July following a slight stroke of paralysis, will be held at the Centerville M P Church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Services will be held by Rev Brewer with interment in the church cemetery. Mrs Miller was a dau of the late Capt. Amos Robinette, a well known Civil War veteran. Besides her husband, she is survived by these children; Mrs Gertrude McCoy, Mrs Maude McElfish, and Mrs Mary Ash-all of Cumberland; and Amos Miller and John Miller-both of Cumberland Valley. The following sisters survive; Mrs Tabitha Deffinbaugh-Cumberland; Mrs Maye Diehl; Mrs Belle McElfish; Mrs Ursula Valentine-all of Cumberland; and Mrs Mathilda Davis-Oldtown and one brother, Frederick Robinette-Wellersburg PA.

MORRIS 14 Mar 1927 Mrs Christina Morris, aged 80 years, widow of Thomas Morris of Eckhart, died yesterday of paralysis at the home of daughter Mrs Michael L Shea, 313 Broadway. Also survived by another daughter, Mrs Annie Kreitzburg-Chicago; a son George Morris-Detroit; burial in St Michaels Cemetery -Frostburg.

OFTEN 11 Feb 1927 Wedding- Miss Carrie Elizabeth Wagner, a dau of Mr & Mrs J. G. Wagner, Bedford Street and Gordon Harold Smith, a son of Mr & Mrs Fred H Smith, 211 Fulton Street were married Thursday night 10 Feb 1927 at St Lukes Lutheran Church by Rev. Hall Sharp. Attendants were Mrs J G Wagner and Nellie Wagner, mother and sister of the bride and Walter T Hensel. They will reside in this city... Note in personals on 20 Mar 1927, of 21st birthday party for Gordon Harold Smith at 211 Fulton St.

POLLOCK 28 Oct 1927 Mr & Mrs Robert Pollock, Borden, announce the birth of a daughter on 19 Oct.

WAGNER 07 Feb 1927 Marriage Licence Issued- Gordon Harold Smith and Carrie Elizabeth Wagner.

WILLS 22 Feb 1927 Marriage at St George Protestant Episcopal Church-Mt Savage Miss Mildred Yutzy, a dau of William Yutzy-Mt Savage and Rayner Wills, a son of Mr & Mrs William Wills-Mt Savage.

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CUMBERLAND 25 Oct 1928 Registered Voters List published- in alphabetic order are the names and addresses of those ADDED and REMOVED from the list.

HARDMAN 07 Feb 1928 John Philip Hardman, 85, died Sunday, 5 Feb in the afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his daughter Mrs R E Felton-Everett PA. He leaves 5 children as follows: Edward Hardman-Cumberland; Mrs R E Felton and Mrs Mattie Fletcher of Everett; Mrs Carrie Kauffman and Mrs Bertha Martin-Madrid IA. Burial in Mt Pleasant PA Church Cemetery.

JENKINS 15 Aug 1928 Mr & Mrs James G Jenkins announce the marriage of their daughter Grace G Jenkins to Mr Joseph H Shepherd Jr of Washington DC on 13 Aug 1928.

SHROYER 05 Sep 1928 Mrs Ellen Jane Shroyer, 67, wife of Andrew J Shroyer, Hyndman died yesterday at home. Among survivors is listed Jacob W Shroyer-Johnstown. Burial in Comp Cemetery.

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GRUBER 26 Feb 1929 Mrs Mary Gruber Zimmerman, 871: lifelong resident of Cumberland, wife of Conrad Zimmerman, 224 Baltimore Avenue, died yesterday at home following a protracted illness. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children; CP Zimmerman; PM Zimmerman; Mrs WT Mathews; and Mrs Bancroft Hetzel-all of Cumberland; and CW Zimmerman, consulting engineer, Seattle WA. She also leaves three sisters and three brothers; Mrs Henry Revold-Cincinnati OH; Mrs Minnie Shertzer-Frostburg; Mrs Katie Haller-Cumberland; Jacob and Henry Gruber-Johnstown; and Henry Gruber-Frostburg. Three grandsons; Dr Charles Zimmerman-Baltimore; Philip Zimmerman-Cumberland; and Frederick Hetzel student of U of Maryland. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Burial in St Luke's Lutheran Cemetery.

HARDMAN 26 Dec 1929 Miss Carrie Hardman, 63, dau of Levi and Mary Hardman, died 24 Dec 1929 at home on Little Valley Road. Brothers and sisters; Mrs Lily Deshong, Mrs Samuel Bruner, Mrs Charles Growden-all Bedford Valley PA; Mrs Ellsworth Brotemarkle; Shannon Hardman; Clinton Hardman; Fred Hardman-all of Cumberland; burial at My Pleasant Church. She was a member of DAR, Chapter 18.

MESSICK 02 Dec 1929 Charles Anthony Messick, 33, Williams Road Route 2, died early this morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Stafford. Mr. Messick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pleasant Mae Messick; his mother, Mrs. James Messick; three brothers, Edgar, Willard, and Howard; and by five sisters, Mrs. E. V. Pratt, Mrs. A. L. Robinette, Mrs. J. W. Stafford, Mrs. William Hiner, and Mrs. R. D. Robertson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Mt Herman Church with burial in the church cemetery.

 MILLER 04 Aug 1929 Mr & Mrs Emanuel Miller, Baltimore Pike, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She is the former Ludovicus Morse, and both are from Bedford County PA

WILLS 19 Aug 1929 Frostburg-Robert Wills, aged 45 years, died at Miners Hospital yesterday afternoon from an infected pen knife cut in his abdomen. His widow and 5 children survive. He was employed by the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad and was a member of the Brotherhood of Trainmen. Children, Mrs Frances Dickel and Emma Wills, Gladys Wills, Ellsworth Wills, and Walter Wills. Brothers and sisters; Harry Wills-Elkins; George Wills and Walter Wills-Cumberland; William Wills-Mt Savage; Mrs Clara Beck and Mrs James Nelson-Cumberland; burial in the Methodist-Episcopal Church Cemetery

DENEEN xx xxx xxxxMrs Ellen Deneen, aged 70, of Cohill, near Hancock, died this morning at Allegany Hospital. The Stein funeral mortuary removed the body and it will be sent to Hancock tomorrow. Besides her husband, William Carl Deneen, she is survived by six sons: Clarence, Harry, Walter, Bernard, Raymond, and Ellwood and 3 daughters, Mrs Hamilton Moore, and Misses Emma and Anna Deneen.

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