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BECK 15 Aug 1930 Mrs Zella Beck, 49, wife of Perry Beck-Flintstone, died of typhoid fever. She was married twice with these children from the first marriage; Miss Minnie Ruby; Stanley Ruby and Sherman Ruby-Cumberland; Cloyd Ruby-Johnstown; burial in the Chaneysville M E Church Cemetery.

JENKINS 18 Feb 1930 Mr & Mrs James Jenkins announce the marriage of daughter Grace Shepherd to Russell R Haines on 6 Feb 1930.

SMITH 30 Jun 1930 Frostburg-Funeral of John A Smith, of 96 Ormond St; eldest son of Leonard D. and Marie (Wiley) Smith. Born on a farm east of Cumberland, 22 Jan 1851, he began teaching school in 1868 and taught for 18 years at Cresaptown, Bordon Shaft, Midlothian, Bordon Mines. A foreman at the Bordon Mining Co 1886-1888; returned to teaching until retirement in 1925. Married twice, to Annie M McKenzie, who died 1882. Three of the six children from this union survive; Arthur F Smith-Lonaconing; Ralph R Smith-Cumberland; J Alfred Smith-Morgantown WV. Second wife Katie A Wack Seifer, married in 1885 and died in 1915. Of the nine children of this marriage, six survive; Mrs J Arthur Smith-Columbia SC; Roy L Smith-Cleveland OH; Mrs Tim Hurst-Frostburg; Mrs John B Ort-Midland; Bernard B Smith-Philadelphia PA; J Paul Smith-Cleveland OH; also surviving are two brothers; W Boyd Smith and Richard B Smith-both of Allegany County; burial in Allegany Cemetery.

SMITH 10 Oct 1930 Benjamin Franklin Smith, 73, Bedford, PA, d. 08 Oct 1930; widow, Elizabeth Smith; son, James F Smith-Bedford; daughter, Mrs Wilmot Ayres-Los Angeles CA.




DISHONG 03 Apr 1931 Mrs Lillie E Dishong, 72, widow of the late William Dishong, died at the home of her brother Frederick Hardman, Green St. She was a dau of the late Levi and Mary Hardman, Bedford Valley. Survived by brothers Shannon A Hardman and Clinton M Hardman-this city; sisters, Mrs Ellis Brotemarkle; Mrs Charles Growden; Mrs Samuel Bruner-all Bedford Valley; burial in Bethel cemetery.

KREITZBURG 15 Jun 1931 Stanley S Campbell, Westernport, absolved of blame in the death of Thomas J Kreitzburg, of Cumberland, a glassworker who was killed Saturday night [13 Jun 1931], at National in Allegany Co. Miss Mary O’Rourke, 18, a passenger in Kreitzburg’s auto is critically injured in Miners Hospital, Frostburg.

LITTLE 06 May 1931 Howard R Little, aged 5 years, son of Mr & Mrs Herman Little of 4th Avenue, died Tuesday night [05 May 1931] Survived by sisters, Helen, Erma, Martha, Alleires; services at Kingsley Church with burial in Greenmount Cemetery.

McGREEVY 01 Dec 1931 Mr & Mrs Owen McGreevy, Blair St, announce the birth of a son at Miners Hospital.

MILLER 24 Oct 1931 David Cassaman Miller, aged 70 years, Bedford Valley, died at his home last night. A son of Jacob and Harriett Miller, early settlers. Survived by, three daughters, Mrs Hugh McCoy; Mrs Joseph McElfish, Mrs Russell Ash-all Bedford Valley; two sons, Amos Miller and John Miller-Bedford Valley; two sisters, Mrs Charles Hite; Mrs H H Oliver-Bedford Valley; four brothers, Ervin Miller, Reed Miller, Sanford Miller, Andrew Miller-all Bedford Valley; burial in Union Cemetery.

SHARER 27 Nov 1931 Mrs Ida Rebecca Sharer, 49, wife of Walter 0 Sharer, died yesterday at 128 % Polk St, Cumberland; survived by husband, son J. Monroe Sharer; mother, Mrs Clara L Hering; sister, Miss Helen Hering; bro, George Hering, Frank Hering, John Hering; she is the dau of the late Frederick Hering; burial in Hillcrest Burial Park.

SMITH 02 Feb 1931 John Hamilton Smith, 82, farmer, died this morning at home in Cresaptown after an illness of one year. He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Mrs Wilbur Thomas and Miss Susan Smith-Cresaptown; Mrs Charles Roof-Antioch CA; Miss Alice Smith-Keyser WV; two sons, Edward Smith-Everett and James Smith-Cresaptown; Mr Smith was a brother to; Mrs Mary Boden and Mrs William Logsdon-Hyndman; Mrs Martha Boden-Garrett PA; Martin V Smith-Green Ridge; The funeral is at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cresaptown with burial in the church cemetery.




EVERLINE 25 Oct 1932 Chester J Everline was acquitted of manslaughter charges for flying a plane as a licenced pilot with only 32 hours of experience. Flying from Mexico Farms with passengers Franklin C Akenney and Miss Kathleen Trieber, his craft went into a tail spin from which he could not recover.

GRUBER 18 Jan 1932 William Martin Gruber, aged 72 years, 8 months, died at his home 830 Napoleon St, Johnstown PA last Tuesday morning [12 Jan 1932]. his health had been impaired since 1929. Mr Gruber was affiliated with the First Brethern Church where services were held with interment in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Born in Cumberland, April 1859, he was a son of Mr & Mrs Mathias Gruber; brothers of Jacob Gruber-Johnstown; Henry Gruber-Frostburg; sisters, Mrs J M Shertzer-Cumberland; and Mrs Henry Rewald-Dayton KY. He went to Johnstown in 1878 and began as a brick layer for Cambria Iron Co, later worked for brother Jacob Gruber, subsequently returned to the mills, working 31 years until retirement. Mr Gruber and Miss Marletta McClellan, dau of Mr & Mrs W. D. McClellan, were married at Johnstown and made their home there until Jan 1923 when Mrs Gruber died. Survivors also include son Charles Gruber who married Mary Thomas and live at 830 Napoleon St, Johnstown. Mr Gruber was an avid fisherman.

KENNARD 27 Apr 1932 George S Kennard, aged 66, Clearville farmer, died yesterday; widow, Josephine Kennard; children, Cyrus Kennard, Henry Kennard, Theodore Kennard, Carrie Kennard-home; Walter Kennard-Pittsburgh; Washington Kennard and Mrs Leona Bennett-Cumberland; Burial in Fairview. Pasture Hymes Garland Christian Church.

RING 07 Nov 1932 Funeral services for Anna Ring, aged 17, dau of Mr & Mrs John L Ring, 313 Emily St, who died yesterday night (5 Nov 1932), will be held tomorrow with interment in the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Miss Ring, a well known and talented dancer, for several years a student of Miss Katherine Steckman, made several appearances in the area. She is survived by her parents and a sister June Ring.

SHERTZER 07 Sep 1932 Mrs Catherine Shertzer announces the marriage of dau Florence Margaret to William Empey. The marriage took place at the Annunciation Catholic Church, Akron OH. Attendants were, Mr & Mrs Joseph Garlick, sister and br-in-law of the bride. They will reside in Detroit Mi.

WELLER 25 Nov 1932 Mrs Martha Weller, 38, wife of Paul Weller living at Roberts Place near Bowling Green on McMullen highway, was struck by the machine driven by Ray Simmons, 445 North Centre Street about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon near her home after she had walked to board a bus that had stopped for her. She was taken to Allegany Hospital by George Reissing, 733 Hill Top Drive, who was passing. It was found that she sustained a severe head injury and bruises. An X-ray examination is to be made today. Simmons is said to have declared he did not see Mrs Weller as he slowed down to pass the bus. An investigation was made by State police and Simmons will be cited to appear, pending Mrs Weller’s injuries. The bus passed a short distance enroute to the city, then stopped. As Mrs Weller walked to board it, Simmons’ car struck her, an eye-witness said.




BALCH 19 Feb 1933 Frostburg- [Photo] Captain, Harry C Balch, of the local Salvation Army, resigned Wednesday, to devote his time to the Allegany County Emergency and Juvenile home of which he is founder. The advisory board of the home were guests at a dinner given by Mr & Mrs Balch who were congratulated on the work that they had accomplished at the home since it opened last June. Members of the Advisory Board include County Commissioner, A Charles Stewart; City Commissioners S W Green and Olin Guanett; Dr W O McLane, Henry Rank, and City Attorney William A Gunter.

BRASHEAR 18 Apr 1933 John Howard Brashear, 47, killed on a saw mill on Williams Road; a son of J H and Elizabeth Potts Brashear; sis, Mrs Louis R Jenkins, Mrs J R Twigg, Miss Clara Brashear-Cumberland and Carrie Holliday-Cresaptown.

MILLER 17 Oct 1933 Silas Miller is Tried for Wounding Trail - The trial of Silas Miller, charged with assault with intent to murder Stanley Trail, both living in the Orleans section, went to the jury at noon today. Trail was wounded by Miller, who fired at him with a shotgun in Miller's yard at night. Charles G Watson, attorney for the defendant contended, that Miller shot to protect his property and in self defense. It was contended that Millers home had been damaged by parties unknown and that he was alone at the house at the time. The jury found Miller guilty as indicted after a brief deliberation. Ed. note ... Son of Philip Miller-Martha Shaffer

O’NEAL 30 Apr 1933 Connellsburg PA- Mrs Elizabeth (Arnold) O’Neal, died today at home, Tuesday, 25 Apr 1933. The widow of Emanuel O’Neal, who died in Juniata some 35 years ago. Survivors Mrs Maggie Nave and Mrs Minnie Deremer of Bedford Valley; Mrs Sue Whipp- Johnstown; Mrs Carrie Carbaugh-Berkeley Road; Mrs Etta Porter; and Edward O’Neal; Charles O’Neal; and John O’Neal. Services in Mt Union Cemetery.

SMITH 19 Mar 1933 Everett - Levi C Smith, died at the home of his dau, Mrs Mamie Steach in Black Valley on Sunday 12 Mar 1933. He was a son of John C & Nancy Clapper Smith and was born 15 Nov 1853. Surviving are, children Staley Smith-Cumberland; John B Smith-Mench; Calvin Smith-Everett; Earl Smith-Ott Town; Mrs Jessie Clark-Everett; Levi Smith-Yellow Creek; Mrs Mamie Steach-Black Valley; Mrs Laura Burke-Pittsburgh; Mrs Minnie Work-Chicago; Laverne Smith-Yellow Creek; bro, Jacob C. Smith-Everett; sis, Mrs Etta O’Neal-Nebraska; Mrs Millie Adams-Elkins WV. Burial in Cherry Lane Cemetery.

SMITH 20 Aug 1933 Davis WV - Mrs Mary F Smith, wife of D B Smith, died at her home early yesterday morning at 5 o'clock after a lingering illness, aged 70 years. She was born in Purcell, Bedford Co, PA; a daughter of the late Christian and Margaret Miller, was married to D B Smith in 1880 and the family has been among the early pioneers, having been residents for the past 44 years. Mrs Smith was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are, her husband and son Theodore, at home; four daughters, Mrs Mattie Dehaven, Boonsboro MD; Mrs Mamie Hamilton and Mrs Nellie Lindsay, both of Export PA; Mrs Fannie Hart of Braddock PA; two other sons, James W Smith of Everett WA and Edward R Smith of Charleston WV; four sisters, Mrs Savannah Frey-Paw Paw WV; Mrs Lucy Reicht-Cumberland MD; Mrs Caroline Northcraft-Everett PA and Mrs Josephine Kennard-Purcell PA; and three brothers, Emanuel Miller-Cumberland MD Alexander Miller-Mill Creek WV and Silas Miller-Purcell PA. Burial in the Davis Cemetery.

SPITZNAS 28 Jun 1933 James E Spitznas, principal of Allegany High School, Cumberland and Miss Elizabeth Norris Daugherty, daughter of Mrs Otis P Jewett, 706 Schley St were married today at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, by Dr Hixon T Bowersox.

WEISENBORNE 30 Aug 1933 Engagement Announcement - Mary Angela Donahue, dau of Mr & Mrs Hugh Donahue to Russell Arthur Weisenborn, son of Mr & Mrs Henry E Weisenborn.

WEISENBORNE 07 Jan 1933 Eckhart MD- Mrs Russell Weisenborn, 42, formerly Miss Martha Connor, died 3 Jan 1933 at home in Barberton OH, a dau of Mr & Mrs L B Connor, she was noted for work with the local M. E. church; surviving, husband and son, her father LB Connor; sisters, Mrs Raymond Schade- Cumberland; Mrs Joseph Miller- Frostburg; brothers, Millard Connor, Crawford Connor, Lewis Connor, and Griffith Connor- Eckhart and Charles - Cumberland.

WESLOW 07 Jul 1933 Frostburg - LeRoy Elmer Weslow, aged 2 years, son of Mr & Mrs Elmer Weslow, died this morning. Besides the parents, a sister Rose Marie survives.




CARTER 09 Apr 1934 Mrs Frank Carter, 43, died Saturday, 7 Apr 1934 in her home in Eckhart. Surviving are children, Georgiana, Lois and an infant born on 7 Apr 1934. She was Anna Nelson, dau of Elizaneth nelson and the late Charles Nelson. Three brothers all of Barberton Oh George, Robert and William also survive. Burial in Eckhart cemetery.

HARDMAN 23 May 1934 Personals- Mrs W H Hardman and son Edward of Canton OH visit her parents Mr & Mrs Charles Mayer of LaVale MD.

McGREEVEY 07 Jun 1934 Banns Announcement- Beatrice McGreevy and Lawrence Ignatius Matt of Cumberland son of Mr & Mrs George Matt. Wedding 16 Jun 1934.

OFTEN 29 Mar 1934 Thursday, Mr & Mrs Charles V Osten(sic. Often), 555 North Mechanic St, announce the birth of a daughter at Allegany Hospital. NOTE: In the Recap of Weeks births 8 April 1934 they spell surname correctly.

WOLFE 11 May 1934 William G Wolfe, 75, died today at home on Baltimore Pike, three miles East on Folks Mill Farm, scene of a Civil War skirmish. A showplace on the Baltimore Turnpike, once considered as a site for a city park, but defeated in a referendum election, Since then a portion of the land was acquired for Hill Crest Cemetery.




GOWDY 27 May 1935 Mrs Verne Gowdy, Akron OH, a former resident of Eckhart, is guest of her brother and sister-in-law, Mr & Mrs John W. Kreitzburg, Clarysville. Mrs Gowdy was called by the illness of her daughter, Mrs Christopher Weisenmiller, a patient in the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.

KREITZBURG 10 Oct 1935 Mr & Mrs John W Kreitzburg announce the birth of a daughter on 07 Oct 1935.

KREITZBURG 26 Jun 1935 Frostburg - Mrs Mary Kreitzburg, 59, wife of George Kreitzburg, died at 1:00 AM this morning at her home on Charles Street after being in failing health for several months. A dau of the late Mr & Mrs John McGraw; surviving are, sister, Miss Anna McGraw-Baltimore; brothers, Rev. Francis McGraw-St Thomas Catholic Church-Baltimore; John McGraw-Cumberland; Thomas McGraw-Lonaconing; James M McGraw-Pittsburgh; Joseph McGraw-Frostburg; she was a member of St Michaels Catholic Church-Frostburg.

McLUCKIE 03 Oct 1935 Death of Eleanor Pear McLuckie, 5 years old; dau of William T McLuckie of Clover Hill Farm, Baltimore Pike; born 10 Nov 1930; survived by sister, Virginia and brother, Billy.

MORRISON 09 Sep 1935 Piedmont- John W Morrison, 87, died 08 Sep 1935. A native of Kerntown VA, he had farmed in Burlington WV for 50 years before retiring in Piedmont. His wife Julia died in 1918; survived by children; Mamie Holland, Frederick Morrison, William Morrison, Edward Morrison, Floyd Morrison.

MOUSE 08 Mar 1935 Robert H Mouse, 3, son of Francis and Isabella J Howe Mouse, died this morning at home, 9 Boone Street. Burial in the St Peters & Paul Cemetery.

O’NEAL 20 Nov 1935 Frostburg-Mrs Sophia (Kreitzburg) O'Neal, 75, dau of late Conrad and Margaret Kreitzburg of this city, died 12 Nov 1935 at McKeesport PA. She was the widow of James O'Neal, a former hotel proprietor in McKeesport. Mrs O'Neal was a sister of Mrs Annie Rose, 129 Frederick St, Cumberland; also surviving are brothers, Charles and George Kreitzburg of Eckhart.

WEISENBORNE 16 Jul 1935 Frostburg-Henry B Weisenborn, 51, a native of Connellsville PA, died last night at 10:00 PM at home in Eckhart after a brief illness. He had resided in Eckhart practically all of his life. While ill for several weeks, he had been able to work yesterday as inspector at a mine tipple for Consolidated Coal Co. He was a son of the late Henry Weisenborne and Catherine Weisenborne of Barberton OH. Survived also by sisters, Mrs Della Gorbell; Mrs Anna Lapp; Mrs Helen Dixon; Mrs Irvin Brant; and Mrs Elizabrth McDermott. He is a brother of Russell Weisenborne-Barberton OH and Arthur Weisenborne-Eckhart. Surviving also are wife, Mrs Louisa Nelson Weisenborne and three sons Russell Weisenborne-Frostburg; Milton Weisenborne-Eckhart; and Harry Weisenborne-at home; and daughters Louise and Della-at home. Burial in the Porter Cemetery.




ABEY 25 Nov 1936 Marriage of Miss Ella Porter and John Edward Abey on Saturday 24 Oct 1936 at the parsonage of the First M. P. Church with George E Baughman presiding.

ALLISON 16 Dec 1936 Gabriel B Allison, 75, Pleasantville PA, retired farmer, died Sunday morning 13 Dec 1936. A son of Jacob Allison and Rebecca Slonaker, he was born in Bedford County and was married twice; 1m. Sarah (Harbaugh) Allison died 1918; 2m. Anna (Walker) Smith Allison died last year. Surviving children are; Harry Allison-Alum Bank; Edward Allison-Columbus OH; Harrison Allison-Flintstone; Quay Allison-Harrisburg; all born of the first union. Services will be held in Pleasantville Evangelical Church with burial in Spruce Hollow Cemetery.

BENNETT 10 Jan 1936 Mrs Annie C Bennett, 85, wife of Rev. John Bennett, pastor of the Brethern Church of Artemas for 50 years, died last night. A native of Hagerstown, she was born 08 Nov 1850 a dau of Isaac & Nancy Sowers. She resided in Bedford County since age 19. Children are John Q Bennett and John E Bennett-city; David I Bennett-Altoona; Howard H Bennett-Mercersburg; Earl H Bennett-Akron; Martin L Bennett-address unknown; Mrs A S Brumbaugh and Miss Mary Bennett-Artemas; Mrs Sula Jay-Everett; Mrs Herman V Morse-Altoona; Mrs Amanda Trail-Flintstone; Mrs Blanche Peterson-Denver Col.

BLUBAUGH 22 Feb 1936 Frostburg-John Winter Blubaugh, 77, died yesterday at Loartown. Born 24 Dec 1858 on Dan’s Mountain, a son of Andrew and Sara Winter Blubaugh; daus, Mrs Joseph Fatkin; Mrs William Clice; Mrs Lawrence Wampler; Miss Fannie Blubaugh; son, Jacob L Blubaugh-all Loartown; son, Charles Blubaugh-Cumberland; interment at Vale Summitt M E Church.

BRIDGES 05 Oct 1936 Leoda S Bridges, 23, wife of Raymond S Bridges, 914 Gay St, died yesterday. Survivors include, husband Raymond; sons, Calvin, Joseph and Wesley; parents Mr & Mrs Charles Elrich; brothers Melvin and Calvin; sisters, Mrs Edward O’Baker; Mrs Henry Grahame; Miss Vera Elrich. Services in the SSPP Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.

CHAMBERS 28 Oct 1936 William Chambers, 6 yr old son of Mr & Mrs George K Chambers, died today at Memorial Hospital where he had been since 13 Aug 1936, when he was hit in the head by rocks thrown by playmates into a pear tree. He lived with grandmother Mrs Mary E Kornhoff, 133 Liberty St. Survivors include a brother George Chambers, uncle William E Kornhoff. Burial in Hillcrest Park.

CREUTZBURG 27 Nov 1936 Lonaconing MD-Miss Neva Cowan Creutzburg, 35, died yesterday at the State Sanitorium at Sabillisville MD where she had been a patient for some time. A native of Barton she is the daughter of Mrs Catherine Creutzburg and the late EF Creutzburg. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Barton. For a number of years Miss Creutzburg held a secretarial job for the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce later being a secretary for the American Sugar Refining Company of New York. Besides her mother, she is survived by a sister Miss Freda Creutzburg, RN in Baltimore. Burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing MD.

DEREMER 13 Aug 1936 Bedford Valley PA-Alvin D Deremer, 70, native of Bedford Valley, died yesterday at home and funeral services at the POS&A cemetery. A son of Josiah & Julia (Trout) Deremer, he was a mail carrier for 35 years. Survivors include; wife, Minnie O’Neal; children Roy E Deremer, Mrs Charles Zembower, Mrs Jennings Oster, Mrs Ralph Rose, Mrs Lawrence Groves-all Bedford Valley; Mrs John Greise, Mrs Walter Drum-both Cumberland; Mrs Jessie Fisher-Barberton Oh; Mrs Israel Williams-Pisgah WV; Mrs Earl Hite-Greensburg PA; John Deremer-at home.

FORT HILL 06 Sep 1936 A story and photo on the opening of Fort Hill High School.

GOWDY 23 Jan 1936 Mrs Christopher Weisenmiller, 735 Fayette St was advised of her mother's death, Mrs V. L. Gowdy, of Dalton OH, following a stroke of paralysis. She was a former resident of Eckhart, her first husband being Andrew Porter. She left Allegany County, MD in 1917. Surviving ar her husband, a dau, Mrs Edward Stevens-Akron OH, and Mrs Weisenmiller-this city. Burial will be in Dalton OH.

HARDMAN 04 Nov 1936 Madelon Hardman dau of Mr & Mrs Carl Hardman-Frederick Street extended; to Edgar J Hodgson, son of Mrs Mary S Hodgson-Chestertown.

HARDMAN 22 Mar 1936 Mrs Mary Hardman, wife of Albert F Hardman, a former resident, died in Akron OH yesterday after an illness of about 2 months. The family left here 5 years ago and were members of the Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors include, her husband; sons, Joseph and Albert Hardman. Funeral services to be conducted in Danville KY.

LITTLE 08 Mar 1936 Hancock- William E Little, 81, died 07 Mar 1936, and services and burial in the St Peter’s Catholic Church, nest to his wife, Laura Belle Little, who died 16 Feb 1927. Mr Little had been ill with paralysis. Prior to operating a dairy farm near Hancock, he was one of the best known boatsmen on the C & O Canal, on which, his father, the late Patrick Little, a native of Ireland, was a pioneer navigator. Some years back, Mr Little served on the Hancock City Council. Surviving children: Mrs Bessie Wentzell-Harpers Ferry WV; Harry A Little of Akron OH; Mrs Clarence Terry of Baltimore; Laura B Little; Pauline J Little, and Paul Little of Hancock.

MILLER 23 Aug 1936 Frostburg- Mrs Daniel Miller, of Zihlman, was stricken by paralysis while attending the funeral of her brother Charles Blank, who was buried yesterday in Allegany Cemetery, died several hours later at her home. Mrs Miller was twice married and is survived by the following children; Mrs Benjamin Dorsey, Mrs Richard Shives, Mrs Herman Little -Cumberland; Carl, Robert and Kenneth Pollock. Children born of the second marriage are; Harold, George, Jackson, Michael, William and Waneta Miller-all at home; and her husband Daniel Miller. The following brothers and sisters; George and Melvin Blank-Holsopple PA; Robert Blank of New Castle PA; William Blank of Gray PA; Harry Blank of Baltimore; Roy Blank of Corriganville; Howard Blank; Mrs Bertha Mac Murray and Mrs Peter Kirby-of Cumberland; Mrs John Chambers and Mrs Owen England-of Niles OH.

OFTEN 17 Jun 1936 Frostburg- A miscellaneous shower held at the home of Mr & Mrs George Often of Eckhart in honor of son Eugene Often and daughter-in-law Hazel Mull who were married on Friday 12 Jun 1936. Guests include: Mr & Mrs Wesley Often; Mr & Mrs John Often and daughter Betsy; Mr & Mrs Charles Often and daughter Patsy; Mr & Mrs Paul Weller. A long list of guests were mentioned.

PARTLOW 23 Aug 1936 Thomas W Partlow, 48, of 601 N Mechanic St, who was found unconscious along the B&O tracks near the Knox St crossing, died in the late afternoon yesterday from a compound fracture of the scull. He died without recovering consciousness. City detectives and railroad police said Partlow, an employee of the Celenese Corporation of America, apparently was struck by a train or fell from a freight. His body was found by Gilbert Haus of Mt Savage lying along the tracks about 150 feet west of the crossing. He is survived by widow Mrs Prema Shertzer Partlow and a son William Partlow, both of Frostburg . He was a native of Virginia. The body was taken to the widows home on Welsh Hill, Frostburg with funeral services and burial in St Michaels Catholic Church and Cemetery.

PERDEW 10 Oct 1936 Mrs Louisa Mountain, 510 Baltimore Avenue received a telegram of the death of Scott Perdew of Peoria Ill.

REYNOLDS 28 May 1936 Inquest into the will of Z Smith Reynolds, deceased tobacco magnate on behalf of infant son Christopher Smith Reynolds by Libby Holman Reynolds.

WIGFIELD 20 Dec 1936 Everett PA-Mrs Maria Elizabeth (Kennard) Wigfield died at the home of her daughter Mrs Alva W Pennell, Water St in Everett on Thursday, 17 Dec 1936. She was the dau of the late James and Mary Ann (Armstrong) Kennard, and was born in Monroe Township on 21 Feb 1849, and married in 1870 to Simon P Wigfield. Surviving children are Mrs Pennell of Everett; John Wigfield-Riverside CA; George Wigfield-Altoona. Burial in the Everett Cemetery.

WILLS 29 Dec 1936 Maud Herring Wills and others have filed a bill of complaint in equity in the Circuit Court against Walter Wills and Lottie Sheilder Wills, his wife, and other complaintants asking for a decree of sale of property possessed at the time of death of Martha E Wills of Mt Savage and the distribution of the proceedes to the heirs. Morgan C Harris attorney filed the bill of complaint.

WILLS 31 Dec 1936 Westernport-William Harrison Wills, 61, husband of Minnie Krampf Wills, died yesterday at home on Wood St. Born in Mt Savage, he resided in Westernport for 33 years employed as a machinist for the B&O; survivors include 3 children, Raynor Wills and Miss Wilhelmina Wills RN -Baltimore; Cromer Wills-at home; brother of Tillie Rettberg and Mrs Otto Weuchler-Baltimore, Mrs Lawrence Malloy-Mt Savage; George S and Herman Wills-McKeesport PA; services in St James Episcopal Church with burial in Philos Cemetery.




FLETCHER 26 Jun 1937 Martha Idelia Fletcher, widow of Edward Fletcher died 20 Jun 1937. She was born 25 Mar 1869, a dau of John Hardman and Elizabeth England and is survived by; children, Mrs Daisy Keefer-Philadelphia; Charles Fletcher-home; Mrs Ethel Wallace-home; Ruth and Marshall Winck-Hopewood; Lula and Donald Rohm-Gapsville; brother, Edward Hardman-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Carrie Kauffman-Iowa; Mrs Bertha Martin-Iowa; Mrs Mary Felten-Everett; burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery-Mattie PA.

HARDMAN 02 Oct 1937 Alice Arintha Hardman, Mrs. George Edward Hardman, 63, died this morning at 7 o’clock in her home, Baltimore Pike, after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. Pleasant Messick and Miss Rhoda Hardman, at home; Mrs. Walter Miller and Mrs. Lester Raines, Baltimore Pike; Blaire Hardman, Christie Road , and Marshall Hardman, Baltimore Pike. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Mt Pleasant Lutheran Church following a short service at the home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 03 Oct 1937. Funeral services for Mrs. George E. Hardman, 63, who died yesterday morning at her home, Baltimore Turnpike, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow, at the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, Mattie Pa., near Everett. Rev. L. W. Durst will officiate. A brief service will be held in the home at 11 a.m. She is survived by her husband, six children, and seventeen grandchildren.

KREITZBURG 21 May 1937 Mrs Annie Kreitzburg, 58, wife of George Kreitzburg, died yesterday at her home in Ridgeley WV following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, with interment in Hillcrest Park. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs John L Ring and Mrs J F Bittner-this city, and Mrs E B Vaughan-Pittsburgh; sons George H and Harry A Kreitzburg-this city.

KREITZBURG 12 Jul 1937 George Kreitzburg, 69, of 313 Emily St, died this morning at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since 3 June 1937. His wife died six weeks ago. The body was taken to Wolford’s Funeral Home and will be removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs John Ring, with whom he resided. Interment will be in Hillcrest Park. He is survived by two other daughters; Mrs James Bittner-this city and Mrs Edmund Baughan-Pittsburg and two sons, George Jr. and Harry Kreitzburg-this city and seven grand-children.

MAREAN 24 Jan 1937 Marriage of Miss Dorothy Jean Barham, daughter of Mr & Mrs Everett Barham, 208 Piedmont Avenue, to Everett Louis Marean, son of Mrs Catherine L Marean, 407 Lena Street.

MILLER 30 Nov 1937 Meyersdale-Mrs Ella K Miller, 69, died at home on Grant St on Sunday, 28 Nov 1937 after several weeks of illness. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery. She was a dau of the late Mr & Mrs Adam Kreitzburg. Her husband, Mahlon Miller, died 05 Aug 1928. Surviving are; dau, Mrs Ernest Blocker-Akron; Mrs Karl Van Horn-Myersdale; step-daus Mrs Henry Pope-Meryesdale; Mrs Charles Buckle-Cumberland; Mrs Norman Patton-Grantsville; brothers, Enoch Kreitzburg-Detroit; George Adam; Alex-Akron; James Kreitzburg-Youngstown; sisters, Mrs Ross Shaulis-Meadow Lane OH.

OFTEN 26 Mar 1937 Wedding of Carrie E Wagner Smith a daughter of Mr & Mrs John G Wagner of 726 Bedford St and Philip Leonard Often a son of the late Annie & Patrick Often of Eckhart were married last night in the parsonage of St Luke’s Lutheran Church with Rev H Hall Sharp, pastor. Attendees were: Mr & Mrs John F Brode. The bride works for the Amcele Corporation of America and the groom works for the Cumberland Brewery. After a trip to Baltimore and Washington, they will reside at 206 Union Street.

POWELL 13 Jul 1937 Jess Powell and his wife, Hazel Powell have filed a petition in juvenile court for the adoption of Boyd Kent Harris. Recently, Vitl J Dormio and May F Dormio filed a similar petition to adopt the Harris child. Powell cites he is a relative, the infant being a ˝ brother, and that he and his wife wish to adopt him. His mother, Elizabeth Harris, a widow, has agreed to the adoption. Edward J Ryan filed the petition. Judge, William A Hunter decreed the two year old to Jess & Hazel Powell on 16 Jul 1937.

WADE 16 Jun 1937 Frostburg-Marriage of Julia Wade and Clarence Richardson with attendees Sister Anna Wade; Mr & Mrs Archibald Wade-Park St.




BLUBAUGH 26 Jul 1938 Family reunion of Blubaugh’s at home of Mr & Mrs Blair Hardman, Christie Road, in honor of Mr C A Blubaugh’s 78th birthday, Mrs Hardman’s father. He and brother Jacob Blubaugh of Loarstown are the last family survivors of Andrew and Sarah Winters Blubaugh, pioneer residents of Dan’s Mountain.

BRIDGES 14 Jul 1938 Barrelville-Mrs Margaret Elizabeth (Diehl) Bridges, 61, wife of Patrick Bridges-Barrelville, died at Allegany Hospital, last night (13 Jul 1938). Survived by daughters Mrs Gertrude Boyd-Akron Oh; Mrs Evelyn Steward-Sunnyside; Mrs Lougora Mullenax-LaVale; Misses Harriett and Gladys Bridges-at home; sons Raymond and Woodrow Bridges-at home.

BRIDGES 29 May 1938 Joseph Bridges, 59, died today; mother Phoebe Owen Bridges-Mt Savage; brothers William, Daniel, Patrick Bridges ; sisters Lucy Holtzman; Bessie and Grace Bridges-Akron Oh.

FRANKENBERRY 13 Jul 1938 Marriage of Charles E Frankenberry, son of Mr & Mrs Harry Frankenberry-Cresaptown to Erma May Griffith, dau of Mr & Mrs David W Griffith-Frostburg.

HARDMAN 04 Sep 1938 Spencer WV-Gwendolyn Hardman dau of Mr & Mrs O R Hardman married on 01 Sep 1938 to John Henry Jackson, son of Mr & Mrs John W Jackson-Lonaconing. Assisting in the ceremony are sisters, Misses Anna Neale Hardman and Helen Hardman.

KREITZBURG 01 Dec 1938 Thursday, Harvey Kreitzburg, 35, formerly of Frostburg, died at his home in Chicago, Saturday 26 Nov 1938, in the morning. Besides his mother Annie Morris Kreitzburg, his wife, three children, his sister Mrs Laverne Wagner, McKeesport PA and two brothers, Clarence and Aden of Chicago survive; Mrs M L Shea, 546 Maryland Ave, is his aunt.

KREITZBURG 25 Feb 1938 John J Kreitzburg, 50, Leetonia Ohio, former resident of Frostburg, died Wednesday 23 Feb 1938 at the home of his sister, Mrs James McCue-Leetonia. Funeral is tomorrow at St Patricks Catholic Church followed by burial in Leetonia Oh. Mr Kreitzburg was the son of the late George and Sarah Kreitzburg. Surviving are another sister, Mrs Julia A McGreevey-Cumberland and a brother George Kreitzburg-Frostburg.

KREITZBURG 03 Nov 1938 Frostburg-Mrs Annie Dundon Kreitzburg, 72, wife of George Kreitzburg, died this morning at her home in Eckhart where she had resided all of her life. She was a daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Michael Dundon, Eckhart. Mrs Kreitzburg, who had bee ill since last Easter, suffered a stroke last week. Besides her husband, she leaves a sister Florence Marion, Buffalo NY, and a brother Frank Dundon-NJ. She was a member of St Michaels Catholic Church. The body will be taken to the home of her niece Anna.

MORRISON 15 Apr 1938 Piedmont WV- Mrs Anna (Jones) Morrison, 65, wife of William A Morrison, died yesterday about noon at her home at 196 W Fairview St, from a heart attack. Although she had been ill since Friday, her death was unexpected. A dau of the late John W & Ellen Jones, she was born in Maysville WV and had been a resident here for 14 years. She was a member of the Church of the Brethern at Maysville. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs Harry Roye-McCoole and Mrs Otha Evans-Westernport and three sons; Dale Morrison-Piedmont; Mervil Morrison-Waynesboro PA and Virgil W Morrison-at home. Burial in the Frontz Cemetery, Mayville WV.

SHERTZER 07 Oct 1938 Charles H Shertzer-Word was received today of the death of Charles H Shertzer, World War veteran and former Cumberland resident at Escondito Hospital, Escondito CA. The funeral will be held in Escondito on Saturday. A son of Wilhelmina Shertzer and the late J Michael Shertzer of 619 N Centre St, this city. He also leaves a wife in California and two brothers, Leonard M Shertzer-Norwood OH and H Raymond Shertzer-Cumberland. Mr Shertzer was a member of the 54th Hospital Train A.E.F. and was injured while serving in France. He never regained his normal health and resided in Texas and California since 1922 where the climate was more favorable for him. In September 1922 he married Miss Rose Mary Norton of Torrington Conn at El Paso TX. She was also served in World War overseas. His mother spent the winter of 1936 with him in Escondito.

SPITZNAS 21 Feb 1938 Death of Sarah Goldsworthy Spitznas, mother of James E Spitznas-LaVale the State Supervisor of High Schools.

Valley Road 16 Feb 1938 Rock being blasted from Mullen stone quarry on Valley Road on road to the Allegany County Home.

Valley Road 26 Oct 1938 Little Valley Road from Peavine Run Gap to US-220 near Centenary Church rebuilt by WPA to 14 feet wide. This was the path of pioneers in the valley and the only access until the extension of Bedford Road.

VANCE 08 Jul 1933 Mrs Neal Vance, 32, formerly Pearl Smith, died in Los Angeles CA on Jul 6, 1933. Mrs Vance was born in Flintstone and was the dau of A R Smith and the late Annie Thompson Smith. She has resided in Los Angeles for 5 years. Besides her husband and father are a bro, Perry Smith and 2 sis, Mrs M S Cosgrove - Cumberland and Sara Smith-Los Angeles.

ZEMBOWER 13 Feb 1938 Mr & Mrs Filler A Zembower celebrate their 50th anniversary at their home on the Bedford Road. Mr Zembower is the son of the late Josiah and Rebecca Zembower and was born 24 Apr 1866. Rebecca was born 05 Aug 1866 a dau of the late Hiram H and Hester Ann Hardinger. They were married 14 Feb 1888 by Rev A A Hartmann and have seven children.




GRUBER 13 Jul 1939 Henry W. Gruber, 72, native of Cumberland and a businessman of Cumberland and Frostburg, died yesterday in Washington. Survived by wife, the former Miss Sophia Schlunt; a sister, Mrs Wilhelmina Schertzer of 619 Centre St; brother, Jacob Gruber; a brother in law, John Schlunt, and a brother of Mrs Conrad Zimmerman of Baltimore Avenue.

KREITZBURG 04 Dec 1939 Charles C Kreitzburg-77, of Rosemont WV, miner; surviving dau-Mrs. Laverne Wagner, McKeesport PA; surviving sons- Clarence Kreitzburg of Chicago IL; - Aden Kreitzburg of Chicago IL; surviving brother- George L. Kreitzburg, of Frostburg MD; burial - in Frostburg MD

MILLER 30 Aug 1939 Miller Reunion- The eleventh annual reunion of the Christian Miller clan will be held September 3 at Fairview Christian Church, Bedford County, PA. Speakers will be Lewis W. Miller-historian; Russell Saville, national representative of the Townsend Plan; J.W. Miller, Townsend deputy representative; and state senator Robert B Kimble. Music will be under the direction of Antonio LaMarca.

SMITH 08 Dec 1939 Mrs Ella Smith, 70, of N Centre St; widow of Richard Smith died yesterday, 07 Dec 1939; children, Harvey Smith-Cumberland; Mrs Myrtle Lockard-Corigansville; John R Smith Cumberland; sisters, Mrs H B Miller-Everett; Mrs Laura Hixon-Altoona PA.

TWIGG 29 Jun 1939 Emerson Twigg, 82, died 26 Jun 1939 and was buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery. Born 16 Apr 1857, a son of Thomas Twigg and Jane Elizabeth Ewell; wife, Mrs Minnie Ritchey Hardman Twigg; children, Jesse Twigg-Breezewood; Mrs Jesse Wilkinson; Mrs Walter Herbster and Mrs Ernest Druck-all of Pittsburgh; Harry Twigg-Everett; Mrs Irvin Clark-Everett; Calvin Twigg-Pittsburgh; Mrs Walter Rice-Grindstone; brother, Oliver Twigg-Cumberland.

WIGFIELD 01 Dec 1939 Death of Mrs Pleasant Stottlemyer Wigfield, 62, wife of George Wigfield, dau of Cromwell Stottlemyer. Children, Mrs George Griffin-Bedford Road; Mrs John Irons, Mrs A J Irons, Mrs Juanita Wigfield-Cumberland; Ellis-Clarksburg; Melvin, Clyde, Urner, Glen, Arol-Cumberland, MD. Sisters, Mrs John Apple, Mrs Samuel Sipes-Little Orleans, MD; Mrs M P Martin-Freeport, PA. Brother, Perry Stottlemyer-Hancock, Md.



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