Excerpts from The Cumberland Times
transcribed by Charles Often

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1901

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ANDREWS 26 Jun 1901 Miss Amanda Andrews of Barton married Mr Emory Lewis of Baltimore last night at the bride's home, Rev Henry Boggs presiding. Mr & Mrs Lewis took the No. 12 train for a tour of eastern cities.

ATKINSON 02 Nov 1901 Lonaconing- Hugh Atkinson died at his home yesterday, aged 82 years. His death occurred on the 56th anniversary of his wedding day. His widow, aged 80 survives along with 3 sons and 2 daughters: John Atkinson of Cumberland; Henry, Jasper, and Mrs John Pice and Mrs James Hotchkiss-all of Lonaconing; 28 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mr Atkinson came to Allegany County from Nova Scotia 36 years ago, settling first in Eckhart where he found employment in the mines, and after 1 year, came to Lonaconing where he has since lived. He has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral is on Sunday.

BARKMAN 07 Aug 1901 Mr Philip Barkman died at Clearfield PA yesterday, aged 77 years. He was an uncle of Mr Basil Browning and a cousin of Mr Frank Barkman, both of Cumberland.

BEALL 01 Aug 1901 Mrs George Beall died at Hazen yesterday, aged 68 years, of dropsy. Her maiden name was Clark and she was a sister of Mrs John Morrossey and sister of Mrs Edward Schenck, both of Cumberland. She was married twice and her first husband was John J Clites. She leaves behind, in addition to her second husband; 2 sons, J Stephen Clites of Sherridansville PA and D C Clites of near Hazen; and, 2 brothers; Wm. Clark of IN; and James Clark of Sheridan PA; and a sister, Mrs Alex Hobbs of Altoona; and 2 half-brothers, Harvey, Albert, and Lafayette Leasure of near Hazen. Funeral Friday at Union Grove ME Church.

BOWDEN 10 Jul 1901 Miss Lelia Bowden, daughter of Councilman William Bowden married today to Mr Ernest Winn Yates of Minnesota, Rev Mr Long presiding at the bride's home. They boarded the No. 6 for the west.

BRAILER 10 Apr 1901 Mr Jerome Brailer, unmarried son of the late August Brailer, died yesterday at Mt Savage, aged 25 years. He was in the mercantile business until a few months ago. His mother, Caroline Brailer and the following brothers and sisters survive: George C.; Emily; Mrs Martha Miller, wife of Joseph Miller; Theresa; David; Rose; and Mary Miller Brailer-all of or near Mt Savage; and also, Polycarp Brailer and Catherine Brailer who live in Nashport, Muskingham Co, Ohio.

BRINKMAN 16 Aug 1901 Yesterday afternoon, an engine hauling a portion of Train No. 6 struck a four-horse wagon at a track crossing 1/4 mile west of Paw Paw, killing both Wesley Brinkman, single aged 22 years and George Shippway, married aged 24 years. Mr Marshall Brinkman was thrown and not injured. The two men killed are residents of the Little Orleans area. Three brothers of the Brinkman man were notified at Taylor's Tim Mill; Daniel a singler, John a beater, and Howard a millwright.

BROWNING 12 Oct 1901 Mrs Elizabeth Browning, wife of Jesse Browning, died near Flintstone yesterday, aged 60 years. She leaves 5 daughters and 3 sons. The funeral is tomorrow at Fairview, Rev Brubaker officiating.

BRUNER 20 Dec 1901 Israel Bruner, a pensioner who made his home at Dicken's Mills with his sisters, was found along the railroad tracks near Oldtown Crossings and had been evidently struck by a train . His head was crushed and he had been walking up the tracks when stricken. He was many years ago a hostler at the Pennsylvania Hotel stables and also peddled medicine years later. He was a bachelor and 65 years of age and had recently received his pension and came here and spent it all on drink.

CADDEN 05 Jan 1901 Patrick Cadden died this morning at his residence in Barton, aged 81 years. He was born in Ireland on Mar 14, 1839, came to the US in 1853, and located at Barton, living there ever since. He leaves an aging widow and grown children: Mrs Charles Robinson of McKeesport; Mrs Michael Foley of Midland; Mrs Edward R Grant of Midland; Jno F Cadden and Stephen Cadden of Midland. One son James died 6 years ago. Funeral from St Gabriel's in Barton and interment in the Catholic Cemetery.

CESSNA -1 Feb 1901 Hubert Cessna, son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Cessna out in Cumberland Valley, died yesterday, aged 20. Besides his mother and father, he leaves 4 brothers, John K Cessna of Mt Savage; Barton of Ellerslie; Charles of Johnstown; and Edward; and also 3 sisters, Mrs William G Gillum of near Folcks Mills; Mrs John Warmuth of Cumberland Valley; and Mrs _ Jamison of Snake Spring Valley PA. The funeral is at bethel Church, Rev AS Beare, officiating.

CONSOLIDATION COAL CO 23 Aug 1901The Consolidation Coal Company will, in the near future, begin the opening of a drainage tunnel with the entrance at Clarysville to be used to drain the Hoffman and Eckhart mines and perhaps the Old Borden Shaft.

CREUTZBURG 09 Mar 1901 the Funeral of Mr Daniel James, who died Thursday (07 Mar) aged about 70 years, was held at Barton at the ME Church. He was a miner by occupation and was the father-in-law of Mr Henry Creutzburg of Barton MD.

CROSS 15 Jan 1901 Mr henry Cross, a native of Eckhart, died at Tunnellton WV. He was a well known miner around the George's Creek area, a veteran of the Army of the Potomac, and was wounded in the knee at Gettysburg. His youngest son Ernest Cross is a volunteer soldier in the Philippines.

DAVIS 25 Feb 1901 Three aged daughters of John Davis, a pioneer settler of Allegany County are visiting together as guests of Mrs Theresa Weidner, wife of ex-judge John W Weidner of this city. Her sisters, Mrs Hester Rein, widow of Daniel Rein is 83 years and 5 months old; Mrs Sophia O'Neal widow of James O'Neal is 94 years and 5 months old; and Mrs Weidner is 79 years and 7 months old. The combined ages of these three sisters is 257 years, some record for longevity in the same family. They all came originally from Frederick County before Allegany County was organized. Their grand fathers were; on the paternal side-John Davis and on the maternal side-Paul Bucy.

DAVIS 06 Jun 1901 Marriage Licence- Harry E Davis of Oldtown and Maggie L Stottlemeyer of Little Orleans.

DAVIS 29 Mar 1901 Mrs Thomas H Davis of Flintstone, died last night of pneumonia after an illness of one week. She was first married to Mr David Ash in 1861, and one child was born of this union, J Mack Ash. Mr Ash died in 1863, and in 1868, she married Thomas H Davis who then died in March 1884. Her son, J Mack Ash married to Miss Jennie Diehl in 1887, and since that time, she had made her home with them. In addition to her son, she leaves brothers, JE Johnson of Flintstone and Theodore Johnson of Hannibal MO. Funeral from the Methodist Church and burial in the IOOF cemetery.

DAWSON 08 Aug 1901 Miss Sallie Dawson died last night at the home of her brother E W Dawson near the Robey Schoolhouse, 2 miles from Cumberland. She was 79 years, 3 months, and 22 days of age, and leaves 2 brothers; E W Dawson and J F Dawson of Barton; and 2 sisters, Miss Sydney and Miss Eliza Dawson, who live on Maryland Avenue. The funeral is tomorrow from the home, Rev Mr Brubaker of the ME Church officiating and burial in Rose Hill.

DEAN 10 May 1901 Mrs Emma Dean, wife of Richard Dean, died yesterday at her home on Bedford Street after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Mr Francis Twigg and is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dr William F Twigg, B&O surgeon; Messers, Alvey and Torreyson Twigg; Mrs David Dicken of Levels; Mrs Josephine Knight; and Mrs Hattie Hinkle of Mt Harmon; and Miss Laura Twigg, a nurse. She was a member of the Centre St ME Church. Funeral is Saturday from the home with Rev Ephraim Phillips officiating and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

DENNISON 29 Nov 1901 Joseph Dennison, aged 80 years, died this morning at his home on the Abe farm in Mineral County WV on the Knobbley Road. He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter. The funeral is tomorrow from the home, Mr John A Wolford is in charge.

DEREMER 08 Jul 1901 Mrs William Deremer died Saturday (6 Jul ) at her home in Centreville, Bedford County under sad circumstances. She broke her leg in a fall driving some turkeys home. A physician administered chloroform to relieve suffering while setting the leg and she never recovered consciousness. She was 46 years of age. The funeral is today from the Fellowship Church, Rev AS Beame officiating with burial in the cemetery associated with the church.

DICKEN 22 Mar 1901 Mrs Eliza Dicken, widow of the late John Dicken, died in Pittsburgh on March 17. Her husband died in Bedford in 1892 and only a year ago did she move to Pittsburgh. She was born in Flintstone. She was a sister to the late Lewis Browning and is an aunt to Basil Browning, Independence Street.

DRUM 07 Oct 1901 Mrs Bridget Drum of Vale Summitt, widow of Frank Drum, died very suddenly on Saturday (5 Oct), aged 68 years. She is survived by one son, John Drum and one daughter, Mrs Rose Ann Smith.

EARNEST 03 Dec 1901 Mrs Juliann Earnest, wife of David R Earnest, constable of Bedford Borough, died at her home in Bedford on Saturday (30 Nov) after an illness of over 1 year. She was born in Centreville, Cumberland Valley on 11 Apr 1832, a daughter of William Cessna and married David R Earnest on 13 Feb 1855, and of this union, 8 children were born, 7 of whom survive: Mrs Josephine Bartley of Woodbury Township PA; Mrs Martha Mullen widow of Samuel Mullen of Pittsburgh; Elmer Earnest of Wilkinsburg PA; Charles of Pittsburgh; Cora who married Calvin Griffith of Altoona; May who married Wilson Adams of Hendricks WV; and Ross who lives at home. Funeral from the Lutheran Church, Rev ML Culler, pastor.

ELLIOTT 17 Oct 1901 Henry Ross Elliott, son of Thomas Elliott of the Cumberland Valley and Miss Laura M. Rice a daughter of Peter Rice of Dickens were married Tuesday ( 15 Oct) by Rev AJ Gill. They went to Buffalo.

EVANS 11 Nov 1901 Mr Samuel Evans died yesterday at her home on Davidson Street, aged 72 years. Born in Cecil County on March 10, 1830, he came to Cumberland in 1853 as a brakeman for the B&O where he stayed for about 50 years. Mr Evans is survived by a wife and 4 children: R Carter Evans, J Brady Evans, Mrs Thomas B Lashley, and Mrs Thornton Poole. Funeral is Tuesday from the home, Rev Andrew J Gill presiding and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

FAHEY 25 Jan 1901 Mr James J Fahey, a well known restauranteur died this morning from his late residence at Baltimore & Mechanic streets of pneumonia induced by grippe, aged 38 years. He leaves a wife and 2 boys and 2 girls. He was born at Gallway City, Ireland and came to this country settling first in Westernport, then in Cumberland. The remains are taken to Westernport for burial at the St Peter's Church, Rev Father Lyons, officiating.

FAIRVIEW CHURCH 04 Feb 1901 Mt Fairview Church near Flintstone is being torn down to make a place for a new edifice. The church building being torn down was erected over 50 years ago.

FINAN 14 Jan 1901 Patrick Finan of Baltimore Avenue died last night at home, aged 63 years. A native of County Sligo, Ireland, He came to this country 46 years ago, resided in Flintstone and was employed at the old tannery there. A few years ago he moved to Everett PA and then to Cumberland and since then he was a watchman for the C & P railroad at the Knox Street crossing. He is survived by his wife and 4 sons: John, an agent for the Georges Creek & Cumberland RR in Midland; Bartley, an agent for the C&P railroad in Lonaconing; Thomas, a cashier for the JC Orrick & Sons grocery wholesalers; James of Everett PA; and 2 daughters, Misses Margie and Hannah Finan. The funeral is Tuesday from St Patrick's Church.

FLETCHER 25 Jul 1901 Miss Lizzie Fletcher, former teacher in this county will be married Aug 1, 1901 to Dr Alvin Gustave Fritsche of Greenleaf Wisconsin. The ceremony will be performed at the home of the bride in Piney Grove.

FLETCHER 29 Mar 1901 Mrs Sarah Fletcher, wife of John L Fletcher, died at her home in Bedford on Friday, 22 Mar 1901 at age 86 years, 19 days.

FRANTZ 12 Jun 1901 Mr William D Frantz died at his home after suffering a hemorrhage on the streets as a result of consumption from which he has suffered for some months, aged 36 years. He was the son of Mr Daniel Frantz, for whom he worked in the bakery business before he began work for the WV Railroad at Sinclairsville. He is survived by a wife, a brother Samuel and a sister, Miss Ethel Frantz. The funeral is Friday with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

GERMAN BREWING CO 17 Dec 1901 The new German Brewing Company is being erected on Market Street. ( double column article with picture of new structure).

GETZENDANNER 06 Feb 1901 Mr Charles Getzendanner, son of Mr Jacob Getzendanner of the Walnut Hill Farm in Hancock, died on Sunday (3 Feb) at McKee's Rocks PA of typhoid fever, aged 33 years. Mr Getzendanner was married just 2 months ago to Miss Margaret Hughes of Hancock and they moved to McKee's Rocks where he is employed in the steel mills.

GOLDEN 11 Nov 1901 Mrs Joseph Lech died at her home on the Laing property at the crest of Mt Nebo near Cumberland, aged 94 years. She was born Miss Anna Marla Sherwood and her first husband was Joseph Golden of Allegany County who died in 1853 in the cholera epidemic. Surviving children of this marriage are: John Golden of Williams Station PA; William Golden of Bedford County; Mrs Mary Reid of Mt Savage; and Mrs Wilson of WV. In 1855, the widow Golden married Joseph Lech who survives her and the children of that union are: Charles Lech of Westernport; Mrs Samuel Griffin of Pittsburgh; and Mrs George Tipton of Cumberland. The funeral is Wednesday with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

HALL 17 Jan 1901 Henry Hall, a bachelor, aged 68 years, died yesterday at Hazen after a few weeks illness. He was a brother of Peter W Hall of Mt Savage; Wesley Hall of Hazen; Jack Hall, the crippled cobbler of Cumberland. The late Henry Hall of Gilpin was also a brother, and several sisters, among whom, Mrs Grafton Brant of Hazen, his care giver. He was a soldier in the Civil War and received a pension. The funeral is from Elliott Memorial Church with interment in Bald Hill Cemetery.

HAMILTON 30 Aug 1901 Mr Frank M Hamilton "Mac", who was run over by a yard engine yesterday, died at the hospital last evening . The remains were removed to the home on South Street by the Cumberland Coffin Co. He was 25 years of age and was married and had one child. Funeral Sunday from the Grace ME Church, Rev Mr Long officiating with Rev Zimmerman officiating at the grave site rites at Rose Hill.

HAMILTON 10 Oct 1901 Wesley Hamilton, son of Riley Hamilton is jailed on the insistence of his wife the former Miss Wigfield, a daughter of the late John Wigfield from Flintstone Creek who alleges she married under duress. He had been infatuated with Miss Wigfield, wanted to marry her and upon her refusal, he allegedly forced her to go to Westernport where they were wed. Hearing on Saturday.

HAMILTON 13 Nov 1901Millar Hamilton died at his home on Decatur Street of an illness of 7 weeks from typhoid fever, aged 35 years. He was a blacksmith by trade with a shop on Glenn Street and a son of Levi Hamilton of the Baltimore Pike. Mr Hamilton was twice married, his first to Miss Majors of Barton and his second wife, Miss Tillie Roeder of Cumberland. His mother, father, and these brothers and sisters survive: Mrs J Columbus Rice of Twiggtown; Mrs Layfayette Leasure of Union Grove; Mrs AB Allen and Mrs Findley C Hendrickson of this city; and brother Frank Hamilton of Grammian PA. The funeral is at the German Lutheran Church and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rev Braren, officiating.

HENDRICKSON 07 Mar 1901 Marriage Licence- Mr Harry C Gillum and Myrtle V Hendrickson, both of Dickens.

HETZEL 21 Mar 1901 Mrs Margaret C Hetzel, wife of ex-justice CF Hetzel, died yesterday, aged 87 years. Besides her husband, she leaves these children: Mrs G Stanley Butler; Mrs Twigg, wife of William Twigg; Mrs Blackwell, wife of Webb Blackwell, traveling engineer for the B&O RR; Miss Anna Hetzel; Edgar B Hetzel, secretary of JB Alfree Manufacturing Co of Indianapolis IN; Carl C Hetzel, city tax collector; and G Howard and Bancroft Hetzel, wholesale confectioners of this city. The funeral is from the home on Charles Street to St Paul's English Lutheran Church.

HINKLE 02 Jul 1901 Will of John F Hinkle filed for probate. He bequeaths $50.00 to Emmanuel Parish for upkeep on his grave lot in Rose Hill; Union Grove Campgrounds - $1000.00; Pleasant Grove Church - $1000.00; Grace ME Church - $1000.00; and the residue of his estate to be divided as follows: 1/8 to each of the brothers and sisters and 1/8 to be divided among the nephews and nieces of his departed siblings. Rev Richard Hinkle is executor of the estate.

HINKLE 15 Jul 1901 Paw Paw- Marriage of Miss Eva Hinkle, a daughter of Thomas L Hinkle on 10 Jul 1901 at the ME Church, Rev C M Yost presiding to Mr P E Nixon. Best man was Mr J C McKeon and bridesmaid was Miss Etta Nixon. They left on the No. 2 for Atlantic City for a time. ( 4 paragraphs)

HINKLE 17 Jun 1901 Mrs Mary Hinkle, died yesterday at her home on Bedford Street. She is survived by 4 children: James O S Hinkle of Cumberland; Charles A Hinkle of Kansas; William A Hinkle of Texas; a deceased son, Edward; and Misses Nellie A and Mary H Hinkle. The funeral is tomorrow from the residence and burial in Rose Hill, Rev Mr Zimmerman officiating.

HINKLE 29 Jun 1901 Mr John F Hinkle, a pioneer citizen of Allegany County, died this morning at the home on Bedford Street, aged 80 years. He followed farming at Folck's Mills (now Wolfe's Mills) until he recently retired. His wife and only daughter are deceased. The immediate relatives of the deceased are: Mrs EH Crawford of Cumberland with whom he lived; Mrs Jane Elbin of Flintstone; Mrs Rebecca Bowden of Minerva OH; Mrs Fannie Pratt of Pierce City MO; Rev Richard Hinkle of Everett PA; and Rev George Hinkle of Reno NV. The funeral is Monday from the home with burial in Rose Hill.

HOWSARE 22 Aug 1901 Mrs Amanda Howsare, daughter of Mr & Mrs John F Rice of Little Valley died last night at the home of her parents. She leaves 2 sons. The remains will be buried tomorrow at the Hite Grave yard, Little Valley, The deceased was a member of the ME Church.

HOWSARE 05 Oct 1901 Levi Howsare, a son of Solomon Howsare of Homer Street, died in Granite City IL on Friday (4 Oct) morning, aged 25 years. He leaves a father, mother, 3 brothers, and a wife and a son at Mapleside. Burial was supposed to be in Union Grove Cemetery, but he was buried in the west.

IRONS 30 Aug 1901 Mrs Louisa Irons died this morning at her home on Irons Mountain, aged 88 years. She was the mother of Mr John W Irons. Burial on Sunday with funeral from the home and interment at Potts Cemetery.

KIFER 16 Dec 1901 Mr Jacob Kifer died at his home near Flintstone yesterday morning, aged 75 years, from paralysis. He was an uncle of Silas Kifer, the livery man on Glenn Street. The funeral is today.

LASHANSKY 11 Feb 1901 Mr Lashansky, a well known businessman in the hide and wool trade, died yesterday at the residence of his son, Mr Emil Lashansky of Greene Street, aged 87 years. A native of Klattan, Bohemia, he came here 25 years ago, and had retires only three years ago. His wife died five years ago at the age of 97 years. His only remaining relative is his son Emil, a salesman at Rosenbaum's Department Store. Burial is in the Jewish Cemetery.

LITTLE ORLEANS 21 Sep 1901 Trustee Sale of Valuable Lands-8000 acres with Timber, Farm, Mountain Lands about 15 miles east of Cumberland to be auctioned off on 15 Oct 1901. Lands named include: "Webster" 106 acres; "Water Lot" 34 1/4 acres; "Stafford" 1015 acres: "Sideros" 780 acres; "Mt Carbon" and "Mt Carbon Resurveyed" 741 acres; "Granite" and "Granite Resurveyed" 653 acres; "Claredon" 143 5/8 acres; "Canal & Railroad" 1896 acres; "Anthrax" 2410 acres; all of the Little Orleans area.

MALLOY 19 Jul 1901 Mt Savage- Mr Thomas Malloy, died yesterday at his home after an illness of some time and a stroke yesterday from which he did not recover. He was 70 years of age, a native of Ireland living in the Mt Savage area for 50 years, working on the C & P railway. He is survived by a widow, Miss Logsdon and these children: Mrs Jno. Tansey of Mt Savage; Mrs James Ryan of Frostburg; Mrs Michael Reagon, Mrs James Stephens, Mrs Charles McNamee, Mrs Henry Mullaney, and Miss Callia Malloy all of Mt Savage; and also, Messers, John and Thomas Malloy of Mt Savage, machinists with the C&P RR; and Edward Malloy, a divinity student at St Mary's in Baltimore. Also, 2 brothers, George and Michael Malloy of Mt Savage; and 2 sisters, Mrs Richard O'Neill of Mt Savage; and Mrs Jerome Readle of Pittsburgh. Funeral from St Patricks of Mt Savage.

MAY 25 Jan 1901 David F May, a well known Everett citizen died Tuesday (22 Jan) at the home of a son, Charles S May at Swanton MD after a brief illness of Bright's disease, aged 67 years, 2 months, and 9 days. Born in Centreville, Cumberland valley, he was a son of the late John and Mary May. He married Miss Helen Bruner and had 5 children, 4 surviving with their mother: Henry E and Charles S May of Swanton MD; Kate L, wife of Andrew J Rouzer; and Nora L, wife of BF Heffner of Everett PA. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs JC Harper of Hagerstown and Mrs Lottie Smith of Shelby OH; and also 3 brothers, Joseph and Talbert of Dallas Texas; and Ambrose May of Shelby Ohio. He had been a carpenter for many years. His father once kept the American House (now the Arlington) in this city.

McCOY 25 Jun 1901 Mrs James McCoy, aged 40 years, died yesterday at her home near Flintstone. She is survived by her husband, and 5 little children. Funeral today at the home place with burial in the family plot.

McELFISH 12 Jul 1901 Jonathan McElfish, aged about 37 years, died at Chaneysville Tuesday (9 Jul). He was sick only a few days. He is survived by a mother and 5 brothers. Funeral at Chaneysville.

McELFISH 28 May 1901 Mason Road is having work done on it, re-opening the portion known as the Hancock Road. Road crews under the direction of HO Hinkle are being opposed to this work by Philip McElfish as he has a gate before the road and Elza Nave's property. County Commissioners order to remove this gate at once and will be rebutted by a trespass injunction by Mr McElfish.
27 Jun 1901 For some time now, the opening of Mason Road has caused much contention because Mr McElfish has refused to allow a gate to be torn down allowing work. The county commissioners charged McElfish with obstructing a public highway and also swore out a peace warrant against McElfish and his son Russell. They were arrested and taken before Justice Wolford this morning. The obstruction charge was sent to the grand jury due to jurisdictional points of the law.
08 Aug 1901 Philip McElfish has applied for an injunction restraining the county commissioners from reopening a portion of what is known as the old Hancock Road, which suit grows out of what is know as the Mason road suit.

MILLER 16 Aug 1901 Last night Miss Lucy Miller of Purcell PA and Mr Neal Wright, a well known carpenter of Cumberland were married at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, by Rev Mr Rifeig. The couple will take a short trip to Buffalo and New York.

MILLER 17 Jan 1901 Mrs Miller, the widow of the late Jonathan Miller, died Wednesday night (15 Jan) at her home near Hazen, aged 80 years. Funeral is this morning with burial in Bald Hill Cemetery.

MORGART 08 Feb 1901 Mr Samuel Morgart died yesterday at his residence at Rainsburg, aged 70 years. He was the father of Mr John Morgart of Baltimore Avenue. The funeral is tomorrow.

MORGART 16 Feb 1901 Mr Perry Morgart of Rainsburg died at his home on Feb 14, after a short illness, aged 82 years. He was a brother of Samuel Morgart who died 2 weeks ago. He was an uncle to Mr John Morgart of the Cumberland fruit & Produce Co. The funeral is tomorrow, Rev AS Beane officiating.

NAVE 27 Jun 1901 Miss Ella Belle Nave, daughter of Mr & Mrs Elza Nave, 2 miles out on the Baltimore Pike married to Mr Jesse M Wilson at the home of the bride, Rev Theo Yost of St John's Lutheran Church presided. ( 8 paragraph article of the wedding and guests).

O'NEAL 15 Nov 1901 Constable Hendrickson went out the Baltimore Pike yesterday for the purpose of bringing in the children of a destitute family of George O'Neal and having them sent to an institute. At the home, 5 children flocked about the mother and pleaded to remain with her. The father of the children is in an insane asylum. The constable returned to Judge Potter empty handed and then went out to collect sufficient clothing to keep them warm and enough groceries to keep them from starving for days to come.
30 Nov 1901 Glissan Porter, Esq. Went to the home of George O'Neal on the Baltimore Pike to see Mrs O'Neal preparatory to filing a petition to have her husband released from the Sylvan Retreat Asylum. The imprisoned man alleges he is the victim of his brother and will fight for liberty.
09 Dec 1901 Glissan Porter, Esq. Filed a writ of Habeus Corpus in the case of George O'Neal who is confined in the asylum here. The writ alleges that O'Neal is held unjustly, having been adjudged a pauper and lunatic on Nov 1 by a jury. It further alleges that since his incarceration, O'Neal has displayed no signs of insanity and asks the court to inquire into his present mental condition.
16 Dec 1901 Judge Boyd is undecided whether to parole George O'Neal from the asylum or have him sent to another institution for treatment and continued the case for next Saturday. The court further directed the asylum to give O'Neal more liberty and an opportunity for work. The bulk of the testimony was to the effect that O'Neal was weak minded and not dangerous. The court further directed that Albert O'Neal, who instituted lunacy proceedings against his brother, to see to it that Mrs O'Neal was kept provided with firewood pending her husband's incarceration.
21 Dec 1901 The petition of habeus corpus to release Mr George O'Neal from the asylum was dismissed by Judge Boyd on the basis that his commitment was determined by a jury of 12 and his power to discharge that decision is restricted unless recovery has been shown or an illegal confinement. He recommends, based upon the evidence submitted, that Mr O'Neal be sent to a suitable institution as the asylum is not a proper place for him.
24 Dec 1901 The law was too slow for George O'Neal, the man incarcerated in Sylvan Retreat, over whose confinement there has been much contention. He has escaped the institution and now is with his wife and family. The additional liberty he enjoyed, offered an opportunity to escape and be with his family for Christmas. No action was taken in his case this morning by the County Commissioners.
28 Dec 1901 George O'Neal has been paroled from the Sylvan Retreat by the County Commissioners.

 

OFFICE SEEKERS 00 Oct 1901 Biographic sketch and photo of those seeking offices in elections soon. Dates of articles run from Oct 1- Oct 18.

PARKER 03 Jan 1901 Mr J Wesley Parker, who was a chief inspector at Carnegie Steel Co in Carnegie PA, died yesterday at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, aged 38 years. The deceased was born in Eckhart where his father resides and from where the funeral will take place on Friday.

RAWLINGS 01 Mar 1901 Miss Florence O Rawlings, daughter of Mr Addison Rawlings, died at Newark OH very suddenly and was buried there Thursday (28 Feb). Mr James Rawlings of this city attended the funeral.

RECKLEY 24 Jul 1901 Marriage licence- Thomas W Reckley of Paw Paw and Anna Conrad of Lucketts VA.

RICE 11 Dec 1901 Mrs Mary Rice, aged 35 years, wife of Argyle Rice on Williams Road, died at her home yesterday. Her husband and 2 children survive. Funeral is tomorrow at Twiggtown.

RICE 19 Dec 1901 William Rice, a well known machinist, died yesterday evening at his fathers home on the Baltimore Pike, about 4 miles out. He was a son of Columbus Rice and was employed at Cambria Iron Works, Johnstown, but came home Thursday feeling ill. Dr J Jones Wilson saw him and typhoid pneumonia developed which resulted in his death. He was about 24 years of age and leaves a brother Harry who is employed at the almshouse and also several sisters. Funeral from the house and burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

RICE 24 Jan 1901 Marriage of Miss Bessie May Rice, daughter of Mr Filmore Rice of Twiggtown and Mr James E Perrin, a member of DA Perrin & Sons, yesterday at Kingsley ME Church, Rev ME Zimmerman officiated.

RICE 13 Jul 1901 Mrs Rosa Rice, wife of Mr D L Rice, died yesterday at her home in Pleasant Valley, aged 81 years. Funeral is tomorrow from Pleasant Valley Church.

ROBERTSON 22 Oct 1901 Mrs Jeremiah Robertson, formerly of Flintstone, died this morning at her home 25 Highland Street, aged 76 years. Her husband is the B&O watchman at Knox Street. She leaves a husband and 4 children. A son, ?F Robertson and a daughter Mrs James Wilson live in the city. Moses Robertson lives in Paw Paw. Mrs Emily Gross lives in Davis WV. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Rev WA Melvin, officiating.

ROBINETTE 12 Jan 1901 Mrs Harriet Robinette, widow of George Robinette who lived at Rush in the Flintstone area, died this morning at the home of her mother Mrs Hanson Willison on Union Street where she had been living since the death of her late father, Mr Hanson Willison, two weeks ago. Death is attributed to heart failure. She was 53 years of age and leaves her mother and 4 children: William Robinette; Misses Bessie and Ella all of the home place; and Hanson Robinette Jr, a clerk at his uncle's hardware store in the city. She is also survived by these brothers and sisters: Messers, Richard Willison of Philippi WV; AG Willison, a hardware dealer of Cumberland; Randolph, a clerk for the B&O; Hanson Willison Jr, a clerk for his brother; AC Willison and Miss Rose Willison all of this city. Funeral is from the Lutheran Church at Rush and burial in the Robinette Cemetery.

ROBINETTE 09 Jul 1901 Marriage Licence- Maurice E Robinette and Lorena May Lashley- both Flintstone.

ROBINETTE 02 Mar 1901 Miss Lola E Robinette, daughter of Jeremiah Robinette of Pratt near Flintstone married on 28 Feb to Mr W Francis Robesson, son of Dr Thomas P Robesson of Flintstone by Rev Mr Brubaker. The sister of the groom, Miss Grace Robesson and Mr Charles J Tobias of Hamburg PA were attendants.

ROBINSON 12 Jan 1901 J Harvey Robinson, salesman for the JC Orrick & Sons Co., died from appendicitis for which an operation was performed at a Baltimore hospital, yesterday at the home of his father-in-law, Dr WV Kirk at Paw Paw WV. The funeral is tomorrow from the home of Dr Kirk with the remains taken to Hancock and then to Warfordsburg where burial will be made.

ROBINSON 14 Jun 1901 Mr Benjamin H F Robinson, who met his death tragically on Thursday was buried today from the residence on N Mechanic Street and interment in Rush.

ROSE HILL 23 Aug 1901 Reprint from the Hyndman PA "Bulletin", under the caption " A Trip To Cumberland", by editor Wilbur F Cleaver and Capt. Jere Stell, a conductor on the Bedford division of the Pennsylvania RR as his guide. It reads in part.... Rose Hill is a beautiful city of the dead and contains many magnificent monuments. In the cemetery is a tree brought many years ago by Judge Pearre from Jerusalem. Growing from the trunk and branches are clusters of long thorns and it is claimed that this is the kind of tree from which the crown of thorns was made that was pressed on the head of the Savior while on the way to the crucifixion. From the manner in which the clusters can be broken from the tree and the way the thorns can be twisted, it seems probable that this is correct. The suffering that this would cause would be terrible. The leaves on the tree resemble ferns. There are also long pods, some of which are two feet long, in which are beans. These pods are said to be the husks eaten by the prodigal son while attending swine. Adjoining Rose Hill Cemetery is the German Catholic Cemetery. In it there is a small pavilion in which there is a large cross upon which there is a life sized representation of Christ in life color. The ground surrounding it is holy ground and is only entered by a priest who visits once a year in his bare feet to perform certain rites...

SANDERS 26 Jul 1901 Mrs Araminta Sanders, wife of Charles J Sanders, died at her home at 140 Bedford Street, age 50 years. She had been ill for 7 weeks. She was a Miss Vickroy of Cumberland Valley prior to her marriage in Apr 1873. She is survived by a husband and 3 children, Edward, Florence, and Walter. The funeral is Monday.

SIMONS 07 Feb 1901 Mrs Mary Ann Simons, wife of John Simons of Cumberland Valley, died yesterday at her home, aged about 70 years. She was the sister of Oliver, William, John R., and Harry Boor of Cumberland Valley. She was a Methodist Protestant all of her life. Besides her husband, these children survive: Oliver Simons of Morgantown WV; Murray and Walter Simons of Cumberland Valley; Webster Simons living on the AA Willison farm near the city; Mrs Edward Prince of Everett PA; Mrs Elmira Lightfoot, wife of John Lightfoot of N Liberty Street; and Mrs Maggie Deffibaugh of Mill Creek WV. Funeral is Friday from Fellowship, Rev AS Beane officiating.

SMITH 16 Dec 1901 Mrs Smith, wife of John M Smith, died Saturday (14 Dec) at her home on Main Street, Frostburg, aged 65 years. Surviving are sons David Smith and Alex Smith and Mrs McDonald, wife of Deputy Sheriff James McDonald of this city. She was a Presbyterian.

SMITH 13 Nov 1901 A lad, John Smith, living near the head of Fifteen Mile Creek, met with a tragic accident that saw him caught in a noose designed to trap an animal that threatened the chickens, pigs, and turkeys at their home. He and the other children went into the woods where the den was thought to exist, bent down a stout hickory sapling, and attached a noose with a trip mechanism. The next morning, John ran to the trap, slipped and fell into the trap and it was sprung. By the time his brothers cut him down, he was feared expired, but has since survived.

SMITH 22 Nov 1901 Marriage Licences- John H Smith of Artemas and Angeline Jay of Piney Creek PA.

SMITH 17 Oct 1901 Bedford- The remains of Napoleon C Smith, who died at Birmingham AL on Saturday (12 Oct) have been brought home for burial. He was employed by the government, aged about 45 years, and leaves a wife and 2 children. Also, among his brothers are ex-representative William C Smith of Everett and Scott Smith of Pittsburgh.

SPOERL 27 Mar 1901 Mrs Elizabeth M Spoerl, wife of Jacob Spoerl, the blacksmith, died today at home on Baltimore Avenue, aged 62 years, after a lingering illness. Her husband and the following children survive: Mrs Maggie Drewnosky and Misses, Christine, Elizabeth, Katie, and Helen Spoerl; and Messers, Peter J and Adam J Spoerl. The funeral is Friday from the German Lutheran Church, Rev Mr Raymond officiating.

TRAIL 19 Feb 1901 Nathan Trail has been granted a divorce from his wife Anna R Trail on the grounds of abandonment. JE MacBeth represented the petitioner.

TWIGG 03 Aug 1901 Tolbert Twigg, an unmarried Union Veteran of the Twiggtown area, lost his life this morning in a tragic manner. He was between 60 and 70 years of age and quite deaf. He boarded with Mr Isaac Norris and this morning took a sack and went out along the B&O tracks beyond the curve picking up coal. He did not hear the westbound accommodation train which struck him, mangling him badly. He lived only 10 minutes after getting him to the boarding house.

TWIGG 14 Dec 1901 Moses Twigg, a retired farmer, died at his home on Cecelia Street yesterday afternoon of cancer, aged 61 years. He had been living in Cumberland for several months. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters. Interment at Murley Branch on Sunday.

TWIGG 18 Mar 1901 Mrs Ella Twigg, wife of Addison H Twigg, died Saturday (16 Mar) at her home in Linderville from consumption, aged 35 years. She was a daughter of Riley Dicken, formerly of Flintstone and now of Keyser WV. Besides her husband, she leaves 3 children. Funeral at Kingsley ME Church and burial in Greenmount.

TWIGG 21 May 1901 Alonzo Twigg, 18 year old son of Mr Leven Twigg of Ann Street, died today of typhoid fever. The remains will be sent to Patterson's Creek for burial tomorrow afternoon.

WILLISON 28 Jan 1901 Miss Lillie A Willison of Hazen, a sister of Carl C Willison and Mr B Byron Barkman, were married at her home on Sunday (27 Jan) by Rev Mr Anthony of Union Grove Circuit.

WILSON 18 Dec 1901 Moses L Wilson died in this city on Saturday Night (14 dec) and was buried at Twiggtown. Mr Wilson lived at Twiggtown until a short time ago when he came to Cumberland and lived on Cecelia Street.

WILSON 01 Oct 1901 Mrs Anne Wilson, a widow, died this morning at her home on Hanover St, aged 45 years. She is survived by one son, William Wilson, a book keeper at McKaigs Foundry. She was a sister-in-law to Messers, AS Wilson and Simeon Wilson. The remains will be returned to Flintstone for burial.

YAIDER 28 Dec 1901 The Yaider-Roland feud spills over to affect Charles Davis and Charles Twigg, two Oldtown boys who spent the evening with girl friends at Rush. The Yaider boys alleged that they were allies with the Rolands and laid in wait for them. Davis rushed into the home of Jesse Robinette and Mrs Robinette held off the boys, not allowing them to molest him. Twigg left his buggy and ran to the home of Thomas Furlow, 6 miles away. About midnight, Davis left the safety of the Robinette home but was accosted by the Yaiders on horseback a mile away and beat him until the cries were heard at Rush. A citizen came to his aid and was also beaten by the Yaider men. The assaulted boys were afraid to swear out warrants. ( Article has 5 paragraphs)

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