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transcribed by Charles Often
*CUMBERLAND TIMES for Oct 1, 1896 through Dec 31, 1896 film not
ANDREWS 10 Jul 1896 Mrs Joseph Andrews, formerly of Barton but now of
City, MO, is paying a visit to her sister-in-law, Mrs John W Young on
Greene Street. This is Mrs Andrew's first visit to her native county
years. She will leave for home on July 30.
ANDREWS 15 Jul 1896 Mr William H Andrews of Barton and Miss Carrie
of Firm Rock were married at the residence of Mr Samuel Young on Water
Street by Rev Louis Randall. Mr & Mrs Andrews will leave for Barton,
which place they will make their future home. (3 paragraphs)
ANSEL 20 Aug 1896 Henry Ansel died last night at the home of John W
of Evitts PA in the Cumberland Valley. For some time now, Mr Ansel had
living in a bachelor house near Mr Growden's. He leaves 3 grown sons,
William of Ellerslie; and Charles and Woodward. His wife died some
ago. Burial in bald Hill Cemetery near Hazen. He was 62 years of age.
ATKINSON 22 Aug 1896 Mrs Rebecca Atkinson died last night at the home
her son in law, Mr I Z Hamilton on Fayette Street. The deceased was in
67th year and was ill but not considered serious at first but grew
the end. Her son, Walter Atkinson died three months ago and she never
recovered from this shock. Her husband, John Atkinson a prominent
Philadelphian, has been deceased for 30 years. Mrs Atkinson came here
live only two months ago. Surviving children are Mr C L Atkinson of
MI and Mrs I Z Hamilton of this city. The remains are to be taken to
Philadelphia for burial.
BEALL 08 Jun 1896 William Beall died yesterday at his home at Folck's
and was buried today at Mt Carleton. He leaves a large family of grown
children among whom are: A B Beall and Mrs M Hoffman of this city. He
about 75 years of age.
BLONSKY 13 Jan 1896 Mr John Blonsky, a B&O brakeman and Miss Bertha
Bockhouse were married at the German Lutheran Church last night. The
ceremony was conducted by Rev Raymond and the parties repaired to the
residence of the bride parents at Valley and Walnut Streets for a
delightful supper. The Blonskys will reside in the city.
C&O Canal 16 Jul 1896 Officials of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal are
exercising the strictest precautions to prevent bicycling on the tow
yet, in defiance of a special order which was sent out from canal
headquarters some time ago prohibiting wheelmen from traveling on the
path, there have been many violations by touring bicyclists and those
this vicinity. The prohibitory order was issued on behalf of the
the boatmen who were constantly complaining about the interruption to
travel by the great number of bicycles which, also in several cases,
the cause of frightening the mules and placing the animals lives in
jeopardy by the teams plunging into the canal while scared.
CRESAP 05 Mar 1896 Mr Luther Martin Cresap died yesterday at his home
Oldtown. He was born Sep 14, 1812, a son of the late Mr & Mrs James M
Cresap and grand-son of Michael Cresap, an early settler who is buried
Trinity Church Yard, NY. He was an only child and engaged in milling
amassed a large fortune. He married a daughter of Nicholas P Ryan who
several years ago. No children were born of this union. A small
Church was built near his late residence in honor of his wife. His
living relatives are cousins: Mr James C. Sprigg of Washington DC; Mrs
Sarah Long; and Mrs Louisa Patterson of this city who are children of
Michael Sprigg, a cousin of the deceased. Also, Joseph Sprigg of this
Randolph Sprigg of Oldtown; Richard M Sprigg of PA; and John Sprigg of
children of the late Joseph Sprigg, a brother of Michael Sprigg and a
cousin of the deceased. And also, Mrs Cox of Wheeling WV, a daughter
Michael Sprigg; and cousin of the deceased. Interment is in Rose Hill.
Mar 1896 Add, Mrs Cornelia Cresap Wolverton of Piedmont WV a cousin of
deceased. 12 Mar 1896- The will of Luther Martin Cresap.
CREUTZBURG 20 may 1896 Barton Item- Mr Henry Creutzburg furnished a
chapel organ for the Presbyterian Church here.
EVERSTINE 20 Jan 1896 Mrs Clara L Everstine died at her late residence
Alaska WV last Saturday (18 Jan) in her 54th year. She was a daughter
Perry Willard, deceased and the wife of D N Everstine. She leaves 4
children: Bernice and Mary, daughters and sons, Willard and Allen- all
her bedside when her death came, resulting from heart disease. The
is from the residence today with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
FOOTER 12 Aug 1896 Thomas J Footer Jr, son of Thomas J Footer Sr of
& Sons dye works, died today age 22 years. The funeral is Friday at
Emmanuel Church, Rev Evans officiating.
FREY 22 Apr 1896 Marriage Licence- William Frey of Cumberland and
Miller of Purcell PA.
HAMILTON 11 Jul 1896 Charles M Hamilton, a well known B&O employee
Orleans X-Roads, Morgan Co, WV yesterday aged 62 years, 2 months, and
days. He was the father of 15 children, 10 of whom are living and were
his bedside. He was employed for the B&O for 45 years. Surviving
are: John E of Cumberland; Charles H of Green Spring WV; RG; H.; BF;
and Emma E of X-Roads; Mrs George W Light and Mrs Frank Scarlett of
Martinsburg WV; and Mrs James Boxwell of Brunswick MD.
HANECAMP 22 Jan 1896 Ex-sheriff Henry Hanecamp died yesterday at the
residence of his son-in-law Mr Frederick Dilfer at Lonaconing. He was
his 67th year and was elected sheriff in 1879, being a resident of
Lonaconing at the time. He later moved to Cumberland for a short time
was in the saloon business when his health failed and he moved back to
Lonaconing. His wife died years ago and he had 7 children survive: Mrs
Dilfer and William of Lonaconing; Misses Laura and Louisa and also
of Baltimore; Charles of Cumberland and John, somewhere in the west.
funeral is tomorrow at Lonaconing with interment at the family burial
HARDEN 25 Mar 1896 Marriage Licences- James W Harden and Carrie
Rephorn of Eckhart.
HARTLEY 09 Apr 1896 Flintstone- The marriage of Emory Hartley of
and Miss Chloe Wilson, daughter of Argyle Wilson of Town Creek. This
Rev G W Feelmyer's first wedding performance.
HENDRICKSON 20 Mar 1896 Mr John N M Hendrickson, one of the county's
prosperous farmers, died last night at his residence in Pleasant
about 9 miles east of the city. He was in his 70th year. Besides his
he leaves a number of grown children. The funeral is Sunday from
Church with interment in Union Grove Cemetery.
HENDRICKSON 02 Sep 1896 Mr Charles Frantz, son of Mr & Mrs J E N
313 N Centre Street and Miss Allie Hendrickson were married last night
the home of the bride's sister on Broadway by Rev Dr. Rice. Mr J
Ftantz and Miss Bessie Frantz, brother and sister of the groom were
JOHNSON 30 Jul 1896 Mrs Ann Johnson died yesterday at her home in
Co near Frostburg, aged over 80 years. Her husband, the late Thomas
Johnson, was a grandson of Thomas Johnson, a leading spirit of the
Revolutionary War and the first governor of Maryland. She is survived
sons; Joshua and Samuel who conduct a large lumber business at
and Charles and Thomas Johnson; and also, one daughter, Mrs Carrie
KIFER 27 Feb 1896 Mrs Silas Kifer Jr died last Feb 20th at Pratt MD,
21years, of grippe after suffering for several weeks. She was the
daughter of Mr Henry Robinette of Cresaptown. She leaves her husband
small children; Chester, about 4 years; and a daughter of 4 months.
funeral was last Friday, Rev Harris officiating, with interment at the
burying grounds near the late residence.
KNIERIEM 24 mar 1896 Mr C G Knieriem, a groceryman of this community,
this morning at his home on Highland Street, aged 43 years. He was a
William Knieriem and married Miss Annie Wellington, sister of Hon.
Wellington and had 2 children, a boy and girl, ages 7 and 2 years. He
leaves his wife, and parents and 3 brothers; Frederick, Henry and Gus;
married sisters, Mrs William Korns of this city and Mrs Harvey Weimer
Myersdale. Burial in the German Lutheran Cemetery.
KNIPPENBURG 09 Sep 1896 Mr Henry Knippenburg Sr. of Oldtown MD, died
Monday (7 Sep) of an acute attack of cholera morbus. He was in his
year and is survived by his wife and several married children.
KREIGBAUM 13 Jul 1896 J. Peter Kreigbaum died Saturday (11 Jul) at his
residence on Mechanic Street in his 83rd year. He had been in feeble
for the last 3 months. He was born near Frostburg and when young,
Corrigansville, which was once known for many years as Kreigbaum. His
a daughter of the late James Wright, a renown jeweler, survives and
grown daughters: Mrs Ligora Shaffer of Wiley Ford WV; Mrs William
and Miss Rosa Kreigbaum at home. The funeral is from St Patricks.
KREITZBURG 24 Jan 1896 Court of Judge Sloan–Case 30, State vs. Thomas
Wolford was disposed of with a plea of guilty of carrying a concealed
weapon. Wolford is the young man from whom John Kreitzburg got the
with which he shot James Campbell. Case 19, State vs. John Kreitzburg
jury was still out at the time of going to press. Later– the jury
defendant guilty on the third count. A motion for a new trial has been
filed. 11 Feb 1896 At 12:30, John Kreitzburg was brought into court by
Sheriff Miller. Judge Sloan then stated that the attorneys in the case
the State vs. Kreitzburg had made a motion for a new trial, but after
considering the testimony in the trial, he had concluded that the jury
brought in the best verdict possible, and therefore, over ruled the
The judge then sentenced him to the lowest penalty under the law–
months in the penitentiary. Kreitzburg was found guilty of shooting
Campbell with intent to maim.
KREITZBURG 27 Jan 1896 Circuit Court Case State vs. Mrs Kreitzburg of
Eckhart, for the sale of liquors to minors tried before the court,
Pearre for the State. The court found in this case, a verdict of not
LAING 18 Jul 1896 Mr Francis Laing of Fayette Avenue died today from
paralysis that lasted the night, aged 44 years. He was once engaged in
grocery business with his father and most recently, sold his extensive
estate interests in South Cumberland. He leaves a wife and 4 children,
of which, Clara recently married to Harvey Stallings and now resides
Horton WV and two brothers; Frederick and Harry Laing. The funeral is
the home with Rev Moffitt presiding.
LASHLEY 05 May 1896 H. Clay Lashley died Sunday (3 May) while in
visiting his son John, the proprietor of the Light House. He had
sold his hotel at Petersburg VA and had stopped to visit his son
relocating elsewhere. On Friday, he received a stroke of paralysis
caused his death. He was raised at Elbinsville, a son of William
deceased. For several years he was a merchant at Chaneysville, served
term as sheriff in Bedford Co, and owned the La Palace Hotel in
10 years. His age was about 60 years. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and 2
daughters and also; 3 brothers, Lewis H of Girard KS; William P, a
of Buck Valley PA; and Jacob H Lashley, who lives in the home place;
sister, Mrs Charles Koontz of Artemas PA.
McKENZIE 18 Jan 1896 Joseph P McKenzie died at his home 3/4 of a mile
Cresaptown yesterday and will be buried at a place of his own
his farm tomorrow. He leaves a widow and 2 children, both grown and
married. The son, Price lives on the farm; Nettie is married to Mr
Poland and lives at Mt Savage. Mr McKenzie was born April 9, 1823 and
67 years, 9 months, and 8 days. The funeral will be preached by Rev
McKENZIE 03 Mar 1896 Charles McKenzie died at home of his mother at
Rawlings today, aged 21 years. He had suffered from pneumonia which
his death. The funeral at Maple Grove Church at Rawlings with
McKENZIE 07 Mar 1896 Mr Joseph McKenzie, 19 years of age, died of
at home of his grandmother, Mrs Sarah McKenzie at Rawlings Station
illness of one week. He was a nephew of the late Charles A McKenzie,
was buried last Thursday and he made his home with the same family.
funeral is tomorrow.
McKENZIE 24 Sep 1896 Mr Daniel McKenzie of Cresaptown died yesterday
residence, aged 79 years. His widow and these children survive: J
Cumberland; Henry of Quicksburg VA; John F of Rawlings; George of
Cresaptown; Mrs Nettie Alexander and Mrs Thomas Lancaster of Midland.
funeral is Friday from the ME Church with Rev J M Gillum.
MORRIS 13 Jul 1896 Mr Robert I Morris died yesterday at his residence
complication of ailments that ended a long illness. He was born in
Winchester VA, coming here at the age of 30. He was married to Miss
Patricia Sullivan who died in 1872. Eight children were born of this
and 2 survive: Mr Frank Morris and Miss Mollie Morris of this city.
second wife, Mrs Susan Criss, a sister of ex-mayor JB Humbird,
him. He was a long time B&O engineer and once conducted a
store and was a baker. Funeral services from the home and burial in
NEWELL 18 Jan 1896 Mrs Albert Newell died at her residence at
today. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the home with Rev
and Rev Schooley officiating and interment at the My Herman ME Church.
deceased was 27 years of age and leaves a husband and 2 small
PAXTON 03 Jan 1896 Mrs Susannah Paxton, wife of the late Nelson
died at her late residence on Geothe St yesterday in her 77th year.
is tomorrow from Zion Church on the Bedford Road and interment in the
Wilson Cemetery near the church.
PERRIN 23 Mar 1896 "Aunt" Polly Perrin, wife of the late Squire Linnox
Perrin, died yesterday at her late residence near Flintstone, aged
years. She leaves a number of grown children, among who is Dennis A
well known merchant of this city. Rev Schooley of the ME Church
RIZER 18 Feb 1896 Mrs Bede Rizer, wife of the late Gustav Rizer, died
Owensboro FL. A former resident, she played the organ for the English
Lutheran Church for years. She died peaceably in the home of her
Mrs Mamie B. Lentz. She is survived by 3 married daughters and a son.
Lee Rizer of this city is a nephew.
RIZER 23 Jan 1896 Mrs Elizabeth A Rizer, wife of Jacob Rizer of
Wellersburg, died today after a lingering illness, aged 60 years. The
funeral is Saturday from the residence with interment in the family
ROBOSSON 08 Apr 1896 Miss Marion Cornelia Robosson, the 2nd daughter
& Mrs T P Robosson of Flintstone and Mr Smiley Perry, a prominent
of Russellville KY were married today at the bride's residence. Guests
included Mayor Jacob B Humbird and wife; Mrs Humbird being a sister of
ROBOSSON 03 Sep 1896 Mr John Robosson a well known farmer of Beans
died last night, aged 62 years. The funeral is tomorrow with burial in
SANDERS 12 Sep 1896 Mr John W Sanders died this morning at his
Smallwood & Greene Streets. He was the son of Henry Sanders and was in
47th year. In 15 May 1877, he married Matilda Landwher and leaves her
behind, with his parents and 5 children; Clara, May, John H, Ruth, and
Sanders. Also, 2 sisters, Mrs Henry Brown and Mrs AA Egloff; and 4
brothers, Charles T, Joseph, George C, and William E, all of this
Services in St's Peter & Paul.
SHAW 02 Jun 1896 Barton MD- The funeral of William B Shaw, eldest son
& Mrs A B Shaw, who died Thursday (May 30) at the St Charles Hotel in
York, took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon at
MD. The deceased was a victim of consumption after an illness of
months. Interment is in Laurel Hill Cemetery. He was once engaged in
mercantile business at Moscow Mills and two years ago, he accepted a
business manager position for the mines at Hopewell PA. The pall
were Mr McIntyre of Hopewell PA; Jno. W Young of Cumberland; P C
Jno. Roal; Fred Creutzburg; and Wm. Andrews of this place.
SHIPLEY 23 Jul 1896 Artemas PA- Mr Elijah Shipley died Saturday (18
aged 72 years. His wife, Miss Nancy Martin; 2 sons, George and Barney
Shipley; and 3 daughters, Mrs David Jay; Mrs W B H Tewell; and Miss
SILGER 31 Aug 1896 Mr Jacob Silger died at his late residence in
Valley last night, aged 77 years. He was a brother in law of Mr Amos
Columbia Street and an uncle of James Ash, the postmaster of
leaves a wife, a daughter, Mrs George Snowden and sons; McClelland,
Charles, and Eli of the Cumberland Valley; and Harvey of Terre Haute
William R of Pauling OH and numerous other relatives in Cumberland
SLIGER 15 Sep 1896 Mr Charles M Sliger died today of typhoid fever,
years. Only 2 weeks ago, his father Jacob Sliger died. The funeral is
tomorrow at Bethel ME Church.
SPRIGG 14 Jul 1896 Mr Randolph Sprigg died this morning at his home at
Rawlings Station of cholera mobus. As a young man, he went to
(1849) and returned with a considerable amount of money as a result of
mining and married Maria, a daughter of Moses Rawlings. He had been
employed for the C&O canal for a number of years as canal supervisor.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son who is married and resides on a farm
Rawlings Station; and three daughters, Mrs Absolom Baird of this city;
Misses Margaret and Carrie Sprigg at home. His brothers are: Gen
Sprigg of the city; Richard of Brooklyn; John of Dayton OH; and one
Mrs John A McMahon. He was about 60 years of age. Burial is at Rose
SWARTZWELDER 31 Jul 1896 Mr Emmanuel Swartzwelder, a Chaneysville
met with an unfortunate accident while cutting grass with his son on
(27 Jul). They were cutting through a swampy grass area and he was
by the cutter bar and dragged by the horses, and died from the
wounds suffered. He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife and
children to mourn their loss.
TRAIL 07 May 1896 Mrs Amanda Trail of Piney Grove, died at the
Mr J D Watson on Friday (Apr 1). She was 76 years, 1 month and 8 days
age and a widow of the late Nathan Trail, who died about 2 years ago.
Funeral services by Rev Yost of Hancock with burial at the family plot
TURNER 03 Mar 1896 Mrs Margaret Turner, widow of J Turner, died
at Hancock from paralysis after 3 days of sickness, aged 59 years. She
here from Balcony Falls VA. Her only brother is Benjamin Moxley. The
following children survive: Mrs Robert Terry; Mrs John ; James Turner
Hancock; Roley Turner at Salem OH; Samuel Turner at Davis WV; Peyton
at Everett PA; and Kate Turner at Baltimore.
VAN METER 09 May 1896 Mr Jacob Van Meter died today at his late
at Cresaptown, aged 37 years. He was taken ill 3 months ago with
and had rallied from the attack when an abscess appeared on his liver
which he died. He was a successful merchant in the Cresaptown area
coming from WV, about 22 years ago. He was married to Miss Anna M
and leaves 3 boys and a girl to mourn his loss and also: 3 brothers;
VanMeter of Cresaptown; George and John VanMeter of Petersburg and 2
sisters; Mrs R N Dawson of McKeesport PA; and Mrs William H Cisel of
Cresaptown. The funeral is from the M E Church at Cresaptown with
the cemetery connected with the church, Rev J M Gillum, officiating.
WAGONER 20 Feb 1896 Marriage Licence- John George Wagoner and Zita
WEISENMILLER 08 Aug 1896 Mr John F Weisenmiller died this morning,
years, after a two year illness. He was the son of John W Weisenmiller
a well known machinist, having learned the skill at the B&O shops
About 13 years ago, he married Miss Josephine Kornhoff and leaves her
small children, ages 12 and 8 years; and a brother Jacob Weisenmiller,
assistant engineer of the water works and another brother in
The funeral is from the home on N Centre Street.
WELSH 20 Jan 1896 James Welsh of Savage Mountain, 4 miles from
aged 108 and with a clear mind he recalls his life and the events of
area. ( article with 2 full columns ).
WIGFIELD 25 Mar 1896 Piney Grove- Mr James Wigfield of here and Miss
Morse of Piney Creek were married at the home of the bride on Feb 29th
WILLISON 08 Apr 1896 Mrs Rebecca, wife of Mr george Willison of
Road, 5 miles from the city, died suddenly last night. She ate a
supper but sometime during the night, took ill and before medical help
could be summoned, she died. She was about 35 years of age and leaves
husband and 5 children. The funeral is tomorrow at Mt Herman with
in the cemetery connected to the church.
WILLISON 05 Mar 1896 Mrs Nancy Willison of Plum Hollow, one mile north
Flintstone, died March 3 at age 63 years, 4 months, and 28 days.
Nancy was interred at the ME Church cemetery with the sermon preached
Rev R S Williamson assisted by Rev Lee using a text selected by the
deceased, 2 Timothy 4: 6-8.
WILSON 18 Feb 1896 Mrs Rebecca Wilson died last night at the residence
son-in- law, Mr Frank Robinson on Arch Street, aged 70 years. She was
formerly of Flintstone and her remains will be taken there for
the Odd Fellows Cemetery. She leaves 2 children; Mrs Frank Robinson of
Cumberland and Mrs James Smith of Davis WV.
WOLFORD 15 Aug 1896 Charles H Wolford of this city received a telegram
Ft Wayne IN concerning the death of his mother, Mrs Dennis Wolford
night at 10:00 pm. Mrs Wolford is a sister of Mrs Moses R Wilson and
Messers George, Upton, and Luther McElfish of this county.
Cumberland Times Missing from Jan 1, 1897 through Apr 7, 1897
ARNOLD 21 Jun 1897 Mrs Matilda Arnold, widow of Joseph Arnold, died
at her home at Cash Valley Road, 4 miles west of Cumberland. Surviving
10 children: John Andrew of Cumberland; Dominick of Barton; Dennis at
Boetchersville; Joseph at home; James at Lonaconing; Albert at Emory
Margaret the wife of Frank Bishop; Ruth Ellen wife of P C Marten;
home; and Edward; and also 37 gr-gr-children, 16 gr-gr-gr-children (9
whom are gr-ch of Mrs P C Marten). Four children are deceased: Louisa,
Frank, and Francis. Interment on Wednesday from St Patricks.
ASH 20 Dec 1897 Mrs Louisa Ash, aged 73 years, died yesterday at the
on Bedford St, of old age. She was a widow of Mr Houston Ash and
following children: John Ash, Mrs Isaac Wilson of Flintstone; Mrs
Davidson of Columbia St; Owen Ash of Baltimore Avenue; Elwell Ash of
Rockwell PA; Mrs Sperry Whipp of Centreville PA; and Henry Ash of
Pattersons Creek. The funeral is tomorrow from the Bedford St ME
with burial at the IOOF Cemetery, Flintstone.
BENNETT 25 Aug 1897 Mr Bombrey C Bennett died last night at his home
Johnson St of dropsy. He had been ill for 3 months and had never
recovered from an attack of grippe five years ago which left him
was born in Charleston WV and was 63 years of age and has been a
of Cumberland for 30 years. Shortly after the war, he entered the
army and served several years on the frontier. He leaves a wife and 5
children. The funeral is tomorrow from the home.
BROWNING 24 Jun 1897 William Russell Browning, son of Mr William
of near North Branch married yesterday to Miss Julia Thompson of
Branch. They will reside at the farm now occupied by Mr F H McKay.
CARPENTER 14 May 1897 Hyndman- Mrs Catherine A Carpenter, wife of
Carpenter, died on May 8th, aged 60 years, 10 months, and 23 days. She
the daughter of the late John & Catherine Wilhelm and a sister of
and John Wilhelm; Mrs Mary Cook; Mrs Drusilla Shaffer; Mrs Benjamin T
Buckanon; Mrs J W Madore, and Mrs Josiah Cook. She was married at age
William J Carpenter and 41 years of marriage produced 12 children, all
near Hyndman: Frances; Charles; Catherine; Mrs LJ McGregor; Mrs SF
Laura; William; Buhrman; Henry; Bishop; Leonard; and Clare. Funeral at
ME Church with Rev JR Perdew, Rev JM Gillum of Ellerslie, and Rev CS
of Cumberland officiating. Burial in Hyndman Cemetery.
CREUTZBURG 17 Jun 1897 Barton- Miss Catherine Cowen, daughter of Capt.
Robert Cowen of Wheeling WV and Mr E Fred Creutzburg, oldest son of Mr
Mrs Henry Creutzburg of Barton married at the residence of the bride,
Virginia St, Wheeling WV on Wednesday 10 June, Rev Clark of the ME
officiating. Mrs Creutzburg and daughter Lulu, the mother and sister
bride accompanied the couple in their return to Barton.
DURRETT 26 Nov 1897 Mrs William R Durrett died Wednesday (24 Nov) at
home Grand Ave and 5th Sts, aged 44 years, 4 months 11 days. She
husband ,a B & O engineer and 8 children. Funeral today with interment
EVANS 15 Jun 1897 Mr William H Evans died yesterday in Frostburg, age
years. He was born in Tredegar, Wales in 1842, arrived in America in
came to Mt Savage in 1866 and joined the family of the late James B
superintendent of the Consolidation Coal Company at Mt Savage. In
came to Frostburg and clerked for Douty, Paul and Co and for Mr Thomas
before going into business for himself. He leaves a widow and two sons
FOLCK 04 Aug 1897 Mr Jacob Folck, a pioneer of this county, died last
evening at the home of a niece Mrs John W Willison of near Folcks
Folck was born Dec 1813 and hence, was in his 86th year. He was an
D W Beall of this city, a brother of the late John Folck and Mrs Jesse
Pickle and of Mrs William Beall of this county and of Mrs Cosner, wife
the late Rev S M L Cosner. Mr Folck was a constant member of the ME
South and was largely instrumental for the erection of the beautiful
chapel known as Mt Pleasant Church, 5 miles east of this city, the
of which under he will slumber. The funeral is tomorrow at Mt
M Schooley officiating.
GASKILL 20 Nov 1897 Mrs Mattie Gaskill, 40 years, died yesterday at
home on the Baltimore Pike near Folck's Mills. She had been ill for
time and an operation was performed to relieve her. She seemed to be
recovering, when blood poisoning set in and hastened her death. Her
husband, Mr W L Gaskill and one son survive. She was a daughter of the
Henry G Carleton and a sister of Mrs William Smouse of this city.
Hope and Murray Carleton live in St Louis MO. Funeral services from
late residence with burial in Mt Pleasant, Rev M B F Rice officiating.
GRAHAME 26 Aug 1897 Marriage in 25 Aug in the parlor of St Patricks
parochial residence, Rev Father Williams presiding. Mr Richard Johnson
Grahame married Miss Alice Hergot. The groom is a son of Dr James
Grahame of Frostburg and the bride is a daughter of the late Harry
and Mrs Hergot, the proprietor of the Varnum House. Mr & Mrs John
Grahame, brother and sister-in-law of the groom served as attendants.
HAMILTON 27 Apr 1897 Mr Emmanuel Hamilton of near Oldtown died of
consumption after a few months of illness.
HAMILTON 15 Sep 1897 Marriage Licences- Michael John Piper of Oldtown
Elmira S Hamilton of Warrior Mountain.
HAMILTON 28 Sep 1897 Marriage at Mt Carlton ME South today; Miss Edith
Hamilton, daughter of Mr & Mrs Levi Hamilton, of the Baltimore Pike, 3
miles east and Mr Findley C Hendrickson, a prominent member of the
Cumberland Bar Association. ( 5 paragraph article)
HANKS 31 Aug 1897 Jason Hanks, between 75 and 80 years of age, died at
home in Everett PA. He was the founder of the Chaneysville tannery
years ago before the war. He sold this tannery and realized enough to
a tannery at Everett which he afterwards sold to Faverweather & Ladew
retired. He was a member of the M E Church. At age 60, he married a
Fletcher of Flintstone who was half his age. He leaves his widow. He
brother-in-law to Mr Elosser of Decatur St, both having married
of Mr John Fletcher deceased of Flintstone. Interment is Wednesday at
HARDINGER 28 May 1897 Miss Hattie Hardinger, daughter of Mr & Mrs
Hardinger of Hale, aged 24 years, 7 months, and 6 days, died at her
Cumberland Valley yesterday. Interment at the Bethel Cemetery, 10
on the Bedford Road.
HARDMAN 16 Jul 1897 The remains of Mrs David Trail, who died at
WV last week, were brought to Everett on Monday and conveyed to the
her father, Mr John Hardman in Monroe Township. The deceased was 32
2 months and 15 days and is survived by her husband and 3 small
They removed to WV last spring. Funeral services were held Tuesday at
Pleasant Church at Mattie PA.
HARTLEY 21 Oct 1897 John G Hartley died suddenly at his home in
yesterday of apoplexy. He was a prominent businessman and had held
political offices with credit. He was in his 78th year. He was married
twice with these children from his first marriage: Mrs Rev. R A Miller
the ME Church; Mrs Rev J Q McAtee of the Lutheran Church; and 4 sons,
Edward, John, William, and Harrison. His 2 nd wife was the widow of A
Cramer and had no children from this union. He was an uncle of Mr C L
HINKLE 09 Apr 1897 Order of Publication for sale of lands in an equity
of James O S Hinkle and wife Jeannie Hinkle, his wife, et al vs. Amos
Gross and Victoria Gross, his wife et al. Notice to appear until May
1897. Amos Gross died 1880 and Mary Gross, his wife died Dec 1896 with
these children: Amos Gross; Amanda P Gross who married Norman G
Richard L Gross; John H Gross; and Drusilla Gross married Solomon D
Willison. Amanda P Gross deceased 1890 and husband Norman G McElfish
these children; Mary G McElfish married Francis R Donahoe; Charles G
McElfish; George A McElfish; Ida V McElfish all unmarried; Zella F
married Thomas M Donahoe; and William F McElfish under age 21 years.
Richard L Gross deceased 1880 leaving widow Caroline Gross and
Annie Gross deceased married Arthur Selby Christie with these children
Myrtle L, Boyd S, Robert E, Carrie JC, all infants; Boyd A Gross and
Emma E Gross; Minnie A Gross married George L Wilson; Harry Gross and
Jessie D Gross. Drusilla Gross intermarried with Solomon D Willison
now deceased with these children: Samuel C Willison and wife Almira
Willison; Amanda E Willison married George Hendrickson; Jennie
married James O S Hinkle; and Annie E Willison married Elmer Larimer.
HOOK 03 Nov 1897 Marriage Licence- William Nevin Hay and Alice Mary
HUMBERTSON 19 Oct 1897 The grand jury indicted Ellsworth Humbertson
murder of Miss Minnie Woerner, who died Aug 1 last from arsenic
which the indictment states to be administered to her on July 29.
Humbertson is now in jail and will probably be tried in this term of
courts. It is claimed that the drug was given to Miss Woerner to
and abortion. 04 Nov 1897 The trial begins. ( 3 paragraph story
above) 05 Nov 1897 The jury finds Humbertson not guilty as the
submitted did not prove it.( 3 paragraphs).
JOHNSON 20 Apr 1897 Mr Isaac Johnson died Sunday (18 Apr) at
aged 85 years. He was a constant member of the ME Church for 55 years.
Survived by 2 children; Theodore Johnson in the west; Mrs John Davis
near Flintstone. One son, Alonzo Johnson died some months ago.
KEEL 17 Nov 1897 Marriage Licences- George W Read and Margaret A Keel,
Cumberland; Frank Caughlin and Alice Keel both of Cumberland; and
Crow of Mt Savage and Laura E Browning of Pratt.
KERNS 23 Aug 1897 Mrs Mattie Kerns, wife of John Kerns, died yesterday
her home on Bedford St extended, aged 42 years. Mrs Kerns had been a
sufferer on consumption for some time and her husband is a sickly man
very poor, no doubt she suffered the pangs of poverty too. She leaves
husband and 3 children to mourn her loss. It is hoped that the kind
of Cumberland will look after the needs of this dependent and worthy
family. Mrs Kerns maiden name was Mattie Rose of Westernport.
KIRBY 04 Nov 1897 Mrs John Kirby died yesterday at Vale Summitt, aged
years. She had been confined to her room for over a year. She was born
County Cook, Ireland in 1806 and came to this country 63 years ago,
she and her husband John Kirby Sr took up residence in Vale Summitt.
Kirby died about 35 years ago and since then she lived with daughter
Mary Fitzgerald. She was the mother of 2 sons and 6 daughters, all of
survive except a daughter who died a year ago, Mrs K Cordial. With her
she died were these children: Mrs Fitzgerald; Mr John Kirby of Vale
Summitt; and Mr WF Kirby of this city.
KREITZBURG 15 Jul 1897 Last night as Samuel Logsdon and John
were driving up Ann St with a young woman with them, Jesse Cope ran
a house and pulled a revolver on Logsdon and Kreitzburg demanding
possession of the girl. After she alighted from the vehicle, Cope took
away with him. Charges have been made against Cope and officers are
looking for them.
LEASURE 23 Jun 1897 At St Paul Lutheran Church, this city, Miss Rose
Leasure and Mr John Rompf will be joined in bonds of matrimony by Rev
Yoste, pastor of the church. After the wedding a dinner will be served
the home of an aunt of the bride, Miss Mattie Rowe on Charles St. The
is a daughter of Mr Joshua Leasure of Mt Savage. The groom is
with the tailoring establishment of Mr H H Mansbach.
McELFISH 27 Sep 1897 The remains of John McElfish, who died at the
almshouse on Saturday (25 Sep) were taken to Flintstone, his former
and buried at the McElfish burial lot. His death was a result of
falling down the hold of the canal boat WT Hassett while riding from
Washington to Cumberland. He was found unconscious by Capt. Henry
The coroner said the death was due to a concussion superinduced by a
to the head.
METZ 24 Nov 1897 Marriage Licence- John A Metz and Elizabeth Preston,
NORRIS 30 Nov 1897 Caroline Norris, 65 and child Samuel 10, of Piney
were robbed and the house set afire. This case is being investigated.
O'NEAL 29 Apr 1897 Evitts Creek- The death of Mrs Fred O'Neal of Troy
formerly of Bedford County where she was born. Mr Bert O'Neal of near
Dickens is the oldest son. Children Harry, George, Walter, Nora and
live at the home in New York.
PARKER 24 Jun 1897 Frostburg- Miss Alexenia Elesta Porter, the 3 rd
daughter of Mr John L Porter was married yesterday to Mr Harry Vincent
Parker of Portsmouth VA. The marriage took place at St Michaels
Church, pastor Rev S J Clark officiating. ( 7 paragraphs of
PITZER 14 Apr 1897 Marriage today of Mr Harry Austin Pitzer, son of
Pitzer of Columbia St and Miss Theodosia Sowers, daughter of Mr & Mrs
Sowers of Polk St at the home of the brides parents by Rev T J Yost.
RAWLINGS 02 Sep 1897 Mr Charles M Rawlings died yesterday at his home
Potomac MD, aged 49 years, from a complication of diseases. He was
engaged in the general merchandise business but retires some years
is a grandson of Colonel Moses Rawlings, a old soldier of the
War and son of the late Judge Moses Rawlings. Brothers and sisters
surviving: Lloyd R. Rawlings of Oakland MD; William L Rawlings of
Cumberland MD; George M & Newton M Rawlings of Potomac MD; Moses
of St Louis MO; A. C. Rawlings and Mrs Randolph Sprigg of Rawlings
and Mrs Alex M King of Cumberland. The funeral is tomorrow with burial
Rose Hill Cemetery.
RICE 21 Jul 1897 Mr Harry W Rice of Twiggtown, a son of Mr & Mrs
Rice and Miss Mamie Bowden, 3 rd daughter of James Abel Boyd Bowden of
Gross were married tody by Rev H F B Rice at the parsonage on Bedford
RICHARDSON 26 Apr 1897 Mrs Ellen Richardson died this morning at her
residence S. Centre St. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Shriver.
was born on June 24, 1818, and thus was 78 years, 9 months of age. She
married in 1840 to J Lynn Richardson, who died shortly after the
No children survive. Funeral from Christ Reformed Church, S Centre St
burial in Rose Hill cemetery.
RING 19 Oct 1897 Mr Samuel H Ring died this morning at 51 Baltimore St
Decatur St. His death was due to lung trouble from which he suffered
over a year. Mr Ring was married and 26 years of age but had no
He was the son of the late Peter Ring and had been employed for Mr RR
Henderson for 6 years. The funeral is tomorrow from the home by Rev
of Kingsley ME Church with interment in Greenmount Cemetery.
SHOEMAKER 09 Sep 1897 William H Shoemaker, aged 46 years, died
he was being taken from Western Maryland Hospital to his home, No. 19
Broadway, where he wished to die. He had been hospitalized for some
suffering from cancer of the liver. He was a B & O brakeman, belonged
Marks Reformed Church, and leaves a wife and 2 children. His remains
be taken to Glenco PA for burial.
SHROYER 17 Jun 1897 Daniel Shroyer, aged 60, died yesterday at Western
Maryland Hospital where he had been taken for treatment some days ago
typhoid fever. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter, both grown.
remains were taken to Narrows Park where the funeral took place with
in Rose Hill Cemetery.
SHROYER 15 Nov 1897 Mrs Edward Shroyer died at her home in Cooks Mills
yesterday, aged 29 years, from pneumonia. She had been ill for
She is survived by her husband and 3 small children.
SHUCK 10 Sep 1897 Miss Ella S Shuck, aged 21 years, daughter of Mr
& Mrs Susan B Shuck, died last night after an illness of less than a
from a combination of cerebral spinal meningitis and typhoid fever.
stricken Saturday and was employed by the Eyler Brothers on N Centre
Street. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery.
SMITH 29 Jun 1897 Miss Ida E Smith, the only daughter of Dr J T Smith
Chaneysville and Dr C D Candler of Baltimore were married June 24 in
Baltimore by Rev R H Taylor.
SOYSTER 01 Nov 1897 Mr Henry Soyster, 72 years of age, died yesterday
morning at his home 141 Madison St from a paralytic stroke. Born in
Cumberland Dec 5, 1825, he was the youngest of 8 children of Michael &
Soyster. He was married to Miss Mary M. Fletcher on Aug 2, 1860 . She
survives with no children. Services from the home with Rev M F B Rice
officiating and interment in Centre St ME Cemetery.
SPRIGG 13 Sep 1897 The remains of Richard M Sprigg, who died several
ago in New York, arrived in Cumberland on Wednesday for final
Rose Hill Cemetery beside his wife who died several years since. The
remains will be accompanied by William O Sprigg Esq., son of the
Friends and pallbearers are requested to assemble at the B & O station
time to meet the train. 15 Sep 1897 Mr Sprigg was 92 years old and was
brother of General Joseph Sprigg of this city. Mr Sprigg was
of the Staten Island RR prior to his death. His one son, William O
is an official of the Southern RR located in Ashville NC.
TWIGG 09 Apr 1897 Mrs Lucinda Jones died yesterday at Ellwood PA. Mrs
was a daughter of Mr Amos Twigg, formerly of here and a granddaughter
TWIGG 22 Jun 1897 While attempting to hive a swarm of bees yesterday
farm near Oldtown, Mr Adam Twigg was stung so badly that his life is
despaired of. The bees settled upon him by the thousands and it is
that yesterday, he turned black. It is not known the cause of the bees
becoming angry. It was not so warm yesterday but perhaps Mr Twigg had
working hard and was very warm when he went among them which has a
to aggravate them. Smoking is effective to quell them and also
sweet water over them tends to humor them, but no one should attempt
among them in a state of perspiration.
WILLISON 08 Apr 1897 Order of Publication for sale of estate in an
case of William Himmler vs. Harriett Willison, widow of Ashford
Rhoda E Willison; Mary E Willison who married to Daniel Twigg; Francis
Willison and wife Blue M. Long; Hettie Willison who married Millard
Amanda B. Willison who married Daniel W Robinette; Ida M Willison who
married Thomas A Burch; Edwin S Willison who married Estella Morgart
James Willison unmarried. All of Allegany County except Mary E Twigg
Daniel Twigg of Springfield WV; and Francis M Willison and Blue M
of Elkins WV. Property known as "Old Home Farm" to be sold and
Notice to appear until May 6, 1897.
ZEMBOWER 06 Nov 1897 Young Perry Zembower, age 16 years, son of Josiah
Zembower of Little Valley, died from an accident while hunting. He was
standing, leaning on his gun under his arm pit when his brother asked,
What if it goes off"? He told his brother it could not unless the
were pulled and raised his foot to the trigger to show him. His foot
slipped and hit the trigger discharging the gun, entering his right
and exiting his left side, killing him in a short time. He leaves his
father and mother and 5 brothers and 5 sisters to mourn him. Funeral
services at centenary with Rev Howard L Schlincke.
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