Excerpts from The Cumberland Times
transcribed by Charles Often

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KREITZBURG 31 Jan 1940 Frostburg- John W. Kreitzburg, 65, Clarysville, died last night after being seriously ill for two weeks. Mr Kreitzburg, a son of the late John and Mary (Buskey) Kreitzburg; a native of Eckhart, was well known throughout the county. For years prior to prohibition, he owned and operated a saloon at Zihlman. He later worked as a superintendent of the Consolidated Big Vein Coal Company. A number of years ago he went into the garage business and owned and operated the Clarysville Garage until eleven years ago when he was stricken by paralysis. He was an ardent baseball fan, a member of the Frostburg Aerie No. 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Frostburg Lodge No 248, Loyal Order of Moose. His genial personality earned him a host of friends from all sections of the county. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Sarah Porter; three daughters, Hazel and Virginia Lee, at home; and Mrs James Bone-Frostburg; and two sons; William-Cumberland and John Jr.-Frostburg. He was a brother of Mrs Julia Dickel-Zihlman. Services will be held Saturday from the residence. Rev. I F Kracke, pastor Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church officiating. Interment will be in the family plot of the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.

SMITH 10 Dec 1940 Edward Sherman Smith, 62, Oak St died 09 Dec 1940; born Green Ridge a son of Harry Smith of Bedford Road; dau, Mrs Lloyd E Harmon-Schwanksville PA.

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BLUBAUGH 07 May 1941 Jacob Irving Blubaugh, 77, Lohrtown, son of Andrew and Sarah Blubaugh, brother-Charles A Blubaugh-Cumberland

BODEN 03 Feb 1941 Mrs Minnie Blanche Boden, 57, Hyndman, d. 02 Feb 1941, widow of Charles W Boden who d. 01 Jan 1941; dau of Daniel F Barthalow and Mrs May Anna (Smith) Barthalow; 2 children and one grandchild.

BRIDGES 17 Jan 1941 Mt Savage-Mrs Phoebe Ann MillerBridges, 91, widow of Benton Bridges died 16 Jan 1941 at home in Newton. a dau of Adam Miller and Eva of Bedford Valley; surviving are, daus, Mrs Lucy Holtzman-Mt Savage; Bessie Bridges and Grace Bridges-Akron OH; sons, Patrick Bridges-Mt Savage; Daniel Bridges-Mt Savage.

BROTEMARKLE 13 Apr 1941 David W Brotemarkle, 85, Valley Road, wife of Mrs Lillian McElfish Brotemarkle who died 22 years ago; dau, Mrs Raymond G Hardman.

BRUNER 06 Dec 1941 Samuel Elliott Bruner, 65, near Centreville died last night as a result of injuries recieved in a fall from a hayloft on Nov 25. He lived all his life on the farm where he was born. He is survived by wife, Alice Hardman Bruner, bro, Harry O Bruner-city, Calvin P Bruner-Bedford.

CHAMBERS 08 Oct 1941 Marriage of Aubrey A Chambers on 05 Oct 1941 at Grace Methodist Church Rev Charles M LeFew officiating to Miss Audrey Jolly, dau of Mr & Mrs A R Jolly-Mexico Farms area.

GRUBER 23 Jul 1941 Jacob Gruber Sr, 88, Ret. brick mason contractor, died 21 Jul 1941,in Johnstown PA. Born 25 Dec 1852 in Cumberland, he and his brother William M. Gruber survived the Johnstown flood of 1899. Surviving are widow-Annie (Frederick) Gruber, native of Cumberland; a son, Jacob Gruber Jr- president of the Johnstown baseball club; a sister, Mrs J. M. Shertzer, Cumberland.

HABEEB Sep 09 1941 Edward Habeeb, local florist is now living at the Historic Six Mile House on the Baltimore Pike. A party was given for guests (photo of Ed Habeeb).

HARDMAN Oct 13, 1941 Mr & Mrs Shannon Hardman, East First St, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Attending were: Misses Nell and Grace Hardman; Carl Hardman and family-Bedford Road; Mr & Mrs Lee Hardman-Cumberland; Mr & Mrs John Minnicks-Cumberland; Mr & Mrs Donald Portmass-Bedford, PA.

MAREAN Jul 15, 1941 Jean Louise Marean, 3 ˝ years old, died 15 Jul 1941. Dau of Dorothy Jean and Everett L. Marean. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home.

MOUNTAIN Apr 18, 1941 Mrs Louisa Mountain, 80, d. today at home of son, Walter Mountain-Bedford, widow of Tobias Mountain, also surviving, dau, Mrs Howard L. Deneen-Cumberland; 3 other sons, Silas Elbin-Flintstone; Simon Elbin-Elbinsburg; and Wilbert Elbin-Cumberland.

SMITH 03 Feb 1941 Barney J Smith, 80, of Myersdale PA; son of John and Anna Catherine Sass Smith, a miner; wife, Eleanor Rumiser Smith; daughters, Mrs Thomas Carter-Akron; Mrs A D Saylor-Akron; Mrs H L Claybaugh-Cleveland; Mrs A L Ransom-Cleveland; Mrs John Harding-Meyersdale; son, John Smith-Jerome PA; sister, Mrs Henry Siehl-Somerset PA. Burial in Union Cemetery.

SMITH 08 Mar 1941 Percy W Smith, 54, Bedford, d. 06 Mar 1941; son of John D & Jennie Corle Smith; widow unidentified; children, Betty Smith and John Smith at home; brother and sisters, Paul Smith, Miss Edith Smith, and Mrs Edna Van Ormer, all of Bedford.

SMITH 26 Jun 1941 Edward F Smith, 55, S Centre St, d. 25 Jun 1941; son of Edward Smith and Anna Hanley of Keyser WV; widow, Mrs Sadie A Birmingham Smith; brothers, Aloysius I Smith, Bernard F Smith; sisters, Mrs Ernest Davis, Miss Catherine Smith; all of Cumberland.

SMITH 14 Jul 1941 Irwin J Smith, 64, Meyersdale; son of Christopher Smith and Elizabeth Hensell; wife, Margaret Viola Critchfield; children, Edward G-McKees Rocks PA; Carl C.- at home; Allen R-Bedford; Mrs Robert Shobe-Cumberland; Mrs Virgil Armstrong-Grafton WV; brothers, William A-Meyersdale; Calvin-Friedens PA; Ray J-Connellsville PA; Mrs Minnie Jones Cumberland; Mrs Pearl Mull-Myersdale; Mrs Clara Grouch-Akron OH; burial in Union Cemetery-Myersdale.

SMITH 30 Aug 1941 Floyd A Smith, 58, of Myersdale PA, d. 23 Aug 1941; son of George W Smith and Catherine Ankenny; wife, Martha Albright Smith; brothers, Ralph Smith-Somerset PA; Evan Smith-Boswell; Virgil Smith-Coatesville; sisters, Mrs Charles Eisentrout-Salisbury; Mrs Frank Brown-Meyersdale.

SMITH 11 Jul 1941 Virginia Smith, 35, wife of Theodore R Smith-Wiley Ford WV; d. 10 Jul 1941, parents-Mr & Mrs Jacob B Martin; sons, Otis, Benjamin, Theodore R Jr.; dau, Mrs Geraldine Athey; Yolanda Smith-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 29 Aug 1941 Mrs Lydia Smith, 75, wife of Thomas Smith; d. 28 Aug 1941 in Cumberland; she was a dau of Charles Green and Elizabeth Cleland; son, Charles Smith-Cumberland; daughters, Mrs James Kammauff-Cumberland; Mrs Harry Wallar and Mrs James Brehaney-Toledo OH.

SMITH 29 Dec 1941 David Smith, of Hopewell, d. 29 Dec 1941; b. 20 Feb 1866; mar. Emma Simmons in 1875; children, Hattie Smith m. Ernest Smith-Altoona; Mrs Mary Lytle; Nora Smith m. Conrad Wirth-Altoona; Arietta Smith m. Herbert Zimmerman-Altoona; Mrs Genevieve Estock-Johnstown; Mrs Edward J Spallone-Altoona; Miss Virginia Smith-Altoona; Robert Smith-Lancaster; brother, William Smith-Everett; sister, Nancy Smith-Everett; burial in Everett Cem.

SMITH 05 Apr 1941 W Boyd Smith, 80, died at the home of his son Roy V Smith; a son of Leonard Smith and Marie Wiley; his wife, Hannah C Boor, died in 1936; daughters, Nellie V Smith-Cumberland and Mrs May Bosenberg-Bradenton FL.

SMITH 16 Sep 1941 Roland S Smith, 48, of Hagerstown, d. 14 Sep 1941; wife, Blanche M.; daughter, Mrs Ethel Vanderbilt-McKeesport PA; son, Roger Smith-Baltimore; father, John N Smith Baltimore; brothers and sisters, Ira Smith-Baltimore; Raymond Smith-Cumberland; Murray Smith-Union Bridge MD; Guy Smith-Coreopolis PA; Russell Smith-Washington; Harvey Smith-McKeesport PA; Mrs William Simpson-Taneytown MD; Mrs Harry Stitley-WV; Mrs S J Weller-Cumberland.

SMITH 12 Jan 1941 Miss Lucy Smith, 84, 413 Maryland Av, died 11 Jan 1941; a native of Allegany Co, a dau of Mr & Mrs David Smith; surviving half-sisters, Mrs Laura Moore and Mrs Nettie Rinker of Cumberland; burial in Rose Hill.

WILLS 15 Feb 1941 Hyndman-Mrs Anna Milicent Wills, 72, widow of D J Wills, d. 14 Feb 1941, dau of Mr & Mrs John Rush; dau, Nellie R Post-Cumberland; brothers, Charles H Rush and Samuel Rush-Hyndman; Frank Rush- Alexandria VA.

ZEMBOWER 03 Jan 1941 Filler A Zembower, 75, ret farmer died today; a son of Joshua C Zembower and C Rebecca Bruner and a native of PA; wife, Elmira Hardinger; daus, Mrs Nellie E Neff and Mrs Zella Frantz of Bedford Valley; sons, George A Zembower, Cortez Zembower, Theodore Zembower-all of Cumberland; brothers, Oster S Zembower and Brewster C Zembower-Bedford; Sherman J Zembower-Windber PA; Charles I Zembower; sisters, Mrs Mary Hite-Bedford Valley; Mrs Bertha Steckman-Everett; Mrs Edna Evans-Johnstown PA.

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OFTEN 18 Apr 1942 Tuesday April 18, 1942 Mrs. Esther Anna (Kaufman) Often, 40, wife of William W Often, 22 Columbia Street, died this morning at Allegany Hospital where she had been a patient since March 30. Surviving are her mother, Mrs Emma Morrison and step-father, J. O. Morrison, Huntingdon PA; a ˝ brother, John C. Morrison, New Cumberland PA. She was a member of the United Brethern Church.

SAVILLE 22 Feb 1942 Points WV-Sarah Ellen Saville died 19 Feb 1942; born in Higginsville WV a dau of George W Moreland and Mary Queen; wife of Jefferson Davis Saville; six children; Harvey Saville, Wilson Saville, Hattie Belford, bessie Day, Maggie Harmon all of WV, Violey Odgers-Cumberland MD.

SAVILLE 29 Aug 1942 - Points WV- Jefferson Davis Saville, 79, son of the late George and Jane Saville, died yesterday at his home in Points WV. He is survived by seven children; Mr HL Saville; Mrs CL Haines; Mrs Ethel Lewis; and Mr WC Saville, all of Points; Mrs JB Brelsford-Short Gap WV; Mrs CM Day and Mrs HC Odgers, Rt3 Cumberland; and a number of grandchildren; Mr Saville was a member of the Little Cacapon WV Baptist Church. Interrment will be in the church cemetery.

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BARNES 18 Sep 1943 Mrs Aerie Barnes, 80, widow of Ambrose Barnes, died Thursday afternoon 15 Sep 1943 in her home in Friends Cove PA. Funeral services were conducted yesterday in Pine Grove Christian Church-Rev Walter Twigg, officiating with interrment in the church cemetery. She was born 28 Mar 1863, a dau of Isaac Shaffer and Rachel Snyder. Her husband died 10 Nov 1940. She is survived by daus, Virgie M Barnes-Cumberland; Mrs Frances Rowland-Duncansville PA.

FISHER 06 Apr 1943 Death of Richard Walter Fisher, 86, of Pleasant Valley Road, b. 28 Oct 1856, d. 05 Apr 1943, son of John D. Fisher and Margaret Cresap. Wife Mrs. Eva Carmella Rice Fisher b. 22 May 1857, d. Sep 1942. 4 daughters; Mrs. Walter Wigfield, Black Valley PA; Mrs George Perdew, Pleasant Valley, b. 21 Jan 1889, d. 28 Dec 1962, child Donald E. Perdew, 11 Nov 1920; Mrs. Bernie Scott; Mrs. Edna Deremer. 3 Sons; John Fisher-Cumberland, MD; Fred Fisher-Slippery Rock PA; Raymond Fisher-New Castle PA.

McGINN Dec 22, 1943 Death of Annie Getson McGinn, 71, Castle Hill, Lonaconing MD, b. Cash Valley, d. Sunday, 19 Dec 1943, dau of Charles Getson, widow of Hugn McGinn who died 30 years ago, 5 daughters, Mary Douglas-Sharon PA; Christine Jeffried-Akron OH; Mrs. John Often-LaVale MD; Mrs. John Garry-Akron OH; Mrs. C. E. Dudley-Sharon PA .

NELSON 27 Dec 1943 William C Nelson, Barberton OH, moved in 1916 from Eckhart Mines MD; wife, Edythe Thompson; dau, Betty; son, Bobby; bro, George R. and J. Robert.

OFTEN 02 Mar 1943 Tuesday March 2, 1943 William Raymond Often , 53, was found dead yesterday morning at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Leota Holmes, Wiley Ford W. Va. with whom he resided. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. A native of Eckhart, he lived most of his life in the Wiley Ford section. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rose Often, now employed in Baltimore, one sister, Mrs. Paul R. Weller, this city, and seven brothers, George, Eckhart; John, Corrigansville; Henry, Philip L., William Wesley, and LeRoy Often of this city and Charles Victor of Bowman's Addition.

William R. Often Rites March 6,1943 Services for William R. Often, Wiley Ford, W.Va., were held at his home yesterday afternoon with the Rev. George E. Baughman, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Abe Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy, Charles, Henry, Wesley, John, George, and Philip Often.

TWIGG 25 Aug 1943 Mrs Florence Virginia (Brashears) Twigg, 66, wife of John R Twigg-Glenwood St, died today; survived by husband and sons, William P Twigg-Anderson IN; Percival Twigg-Cumberland; Willard Twigg-Camp Dawson GA; sis, Mrs Savannah Jenkins-Williams Road.

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COLLINS Sep 02, 1944 Mrs Elizabeth (Johnson) Collins, 67, widow of Johnson Collins died this morning, a native of Elbinsburg, PA; dau of John Johnson and Rachel Hymes; son, Howard Collins-Bedford Road; daus, Mrs Belva Weimer-Valley Road; Mrs Flora Alt-Flintstone; brothers, William and Wesley Collins-Cumberland; Mace Johnson-Artemas; burial in Mt Hope.

CRAWFORD 24 Feb 1944 Ira Crawford, Scottsdale PA, died 17 Feb 1944; born in Little Orleans 27 Dec 1895; survived by; mother, Pearline Shipley Bottenfield-Everett; wife, Leslie Bennett Crawford; children, Alvah-Italy; Ralph-England; Henry, wounded at home; Woodrow and Virginia-Scottsdale; bro, Banner Crawford-Akron OH; sis, Maggie Sines-Pickens WV; buried Scottsdale Cemetery.

HARDMAN 08 Jan 1944 Death of Mrs Flora A. (Bowden) Hardman, 74, wife of Shannon A. Hardman of 13 First St; b. 04 Jul 1868, dau of Boyd Bowden and Mary Jane Gurley. Children, Nell M Hardman and Grace N Hardman at home; Mrs John F Minnichs-Baltimore Pike; Mrs Donald Portmass-Bedford Valley, PA; Carl B Hardman, Earl S Hardman, and A Lee Hardman-Cumberland, MD.

HARDMAN 11 May 1944 Death of Bessie Mae Hardman, 69, wife of Clinton M Hardman, 919 Silbert Place died 10 May 1944. Born in Mt Hermon, she was the dau of Forrest Brashears and Emma Imes. Two sons, Walter Hardman-Cumberland, MD; Reese Hardman-Braddock Road; Daughter, Mrs Esther Whittaker-Cumberland, MD.

NELSON 17 Jul 1944 Frostburg- Harvey Nelson, 44, Barberton OH, died 15 Jul 1944; born in Eckhart MD a son of Mr & Mrs John A. Nelson; survived by wife, Emma Schuhart; son, PFC Earl Nelson; bros, James, John, Roger, Raymond, Herbert, Andrew, Olin; sis, Mrs John Wagner, Mrs Lester Folk, Mrs John Rodda, Mrs Stella Krause, Miss Marion Nelson, Mrs William Engle.

NORTHCRAFT 20 Dec 1944 Sara Ludwig Northcraft, 27, Artemas Pa died 24 Dec 1944 after drinking an ounce of poison. According to Dr Linne H Corson, deputy county medical examiner, poison was bug killer. Mrs Northcraft was violently jealous of her husband. He was told by her husband Robert D. Northcraft that there was no reason for her jealousy. After drinking the poison, Mrs Northcraft went to the porch where her husband found her ˝ hour later. She then told him that she had drank the poison. He gave her first aid and drove her and their 8 year old daughter Frances to Dr Watson’s at Piney Plains where he was advised to take her to the hospitaland she died a few minutes before reaching the Memorial Hospital in Cumberland. Dr Croson described it as a clear case of suicide and there would be no further investigation. She was the dau of Frank T Fost and Sara Fost in Fulton Co PA. Surviving beside her parents, husband and daughter are, bro, Lewis Fost-Hancock, Henry Fost-Triple Lakes; sis, Mrs Henry Russell-Cumberland; Mrs William Klosterman-Cresaptown, Mrs Max McAllister-Hagerstown and Mrs Marle Fost-Ohio.

SMITH 23 Oct 1944 George Essington Smith, 70, died 21 Oct 1944 in Keyser WV; born in Everett, PA he was a son of Henry Smith and Elizabeth Kegg; he is survived by: wife, Etta Redinger; daughter, Miss Vera Pearl Smith-Rosswell, NM; brother, Edward K Smith-Brewster, OH; sisters, Mrs Amelia Grimes-Everett; Mrs Mary E Morse-Everett; 1/2 brother John E Morris-Everett; ˝ sisters, Mrs Ethel Price-Everett, Mrs Susie Hoover-Everett; step-sisters, Mrs Bertha Ferguson-Everett; and Mrs Cora Redinger-Everett.

SMITH 28 Aug 1944 Conda Merle Smith, PFC, 18, tail gunner for B029 died in Almamorgodo, NM on Mon 21 Aug 1944.

SMITH 20 Jul 1944 Millard C Smith, 62, son of Nathan Smith and Rebecca Boor, died in Detroit MI; wife, Hessie Roberts Smith; sons, Carl and Ralph; Brother, Ira D Smith-Cumberland; sisters, Grace Twigg-Clarksburg WV; Mrs Wimmer Bowman-Cumberland; Nena Smith-Flintstone.

SMITH 09 Oct 1944 John C Smith, b. 14 Jul 1855, d. 07 Oct 1944; son of Reuben Smith; wife, Eleanor Hasenbat; brother, Clayton Smith.

WHITACRE 06 Oct 1944 Mrs Esther Pearl (Hardman) Whitacre, 47, wife of Hugh Dean Whitacre, of Silbert Place died today at Allegany Hospital; dau of Clinton Hardman and the late Bessie Brashears; dau June Whitacre-home; bro, Walter Hardman and Reese Hardman-Cumberland; burial in Hillcrest Park.

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ALLISON 19 Apr 1945 Death of Harry A Allison, 63, huckster of Bedford County, son of Gabriel Allison and Sarah Harbaugh of Flintstone, MD. Married Sally Barefoot on 04 Mar 1910, sons; Ralph and Grant-Alum Bank, PA. Sister, Essie Walter-Jennerstown, PA. Brothers, Edward S.-Buckeye Lake, OH; Harrison-Flintstone, MD; Quay-Harrisonburg, VA.

BODEN 08 Sep 1945 Mrs Julia A Boden, 76, wife of Joseph D Boden-Cumberland, dau of Consor Hartley and Lavinia Twigg; dau, Mrs Paul Buckley-Cumberland; sons, Joseph R, Charles R, Robert-Cumberland; Eskin T-Baltimore; burial Hillcrest Cem.

BROWNING 07 Sep 1945 Mrs Top Browning, 48, former Etta Rollins dau of Eugene Rollins....

CLAYTON 11 Jun 1945 Death of George E. Clayton, d. 11 Jun 1945; children; Frank E.-Monterray, VA.; Theodore J. ;Mrs Charles Wratchford; Brooks N.-Cresaptown, MD; Gerald W.-Cresaptown, MD; George E.-Pinto, WV; Mrs Jesse Shipley-Baltimore, MD; Samuel J.-Baltimore, MD.; James D.-US Navy.

DICKEN 07 Sep 1945 Serena Virginia Hamilton Dicken, 85, widow of Olen Dicken; dau, Mrs W R Collins-Cumberland; son, W E Dicken-Chaneysville PA.

JAY 20 May 1945 James Daniel Jay, 14, son of Floyd Jan and Joanne Miller; sister, Anna Louise Jay; grandparents, Angeline Jay-Breezewood; Mr and Mrs Frank H Miller-Everett.

KREITZBURG 03 Mar 1945 Frostburg-William Kreitzburg, 52, of 833 Poplar Grove St, Baltimore, formerly of Frostburg, died 01 Mar 1945 at the GE plant in Baltimore; son of Henry Kreitzburg and Theresa Ratigan, he moved to Baltimore in 1928; Sis, Mrs John W (Regina) Zimmerman-101 Ingleside Ave, Baltimore; Miss Anna Mary Kreitzburg-home; burial in St Edwards Catholic Church Cathedral Cemetery.

McGREEVEY 12 May 1945 Death of Mrs Julia Ann (Kreitzburg) McGreevy, died Thursday, 10 May 1945 at home of daughter Mrs Lawrence I Matt, 804 Maplewood Lane.

OFTEN 03 May 1945 Services will be held in Mt Pleasant Church, Baltimore Pike, Saturday morning at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Grace Glendora Often , 37, wife of Henry Often, who died last night at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs James O. Jenkins, Mexico Farms, after an illness of a year. The Rev. Joseph W. Young will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the home of the parents. Besides the parents and husband, a member of the Merchant Marines, she is survived by two sons, Pvt. Floyd E. Jenkins, with the Army in Germany, and Russell Edward Haines, this city; a daughter, Betty Louise Haines, this city; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Easton, LaValle; Mrs. Myrtle Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins, both of this city, and Mrs. Virginia Cooper, Winchester Va. and two brothers, Floyd E. Jenkins, this city, and Flight Officer, Sanford T. Jenkins, Detroit Mich.

OFTEN 30 Jul 1945 Rail Crossing Mishap Fatal To Local Man Henry Often Struck By Train Here Yesterday; Was On Leave With Merchant Marine Henry "Red" Often , 40, of 615 Piedmont Avenue, a member of the Merchant Marine, who was here awaiting reassignment, died about 3:30 a. m. today in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted yesterday afternoon after being struck by a train near the B. and O. Franklin street crossing. Attendants said the man sustained severe lacerations of the left hip, brush burns and probable internal injuries. The accident was investigated by Tech. Sgt. John H. Newhouse and Motorcycle Officer Frank A. Shober of city police. The officers were summoned to the scene after they were informed a man was lying on the railroad tracks. They took Often to the hospital. Often, in a conscious state when admitted, told attaches and police he was enroute to the home of his sister, Mrs. Martha Weller, 615 Piedmont Avenue, when the accident occurred. The former Cumberland Brewing Company driver said the crossing was blocked by a freight train on the eastbound tracks, and when he attempted to cross, the train suddenly started and knocked him to the ground. Often's wife, Mrs Grace (Jenkins) Often, died last May 2. Surviving are two children by a previous marriage, Edna Raye and William Often, two step-children, Edward and Betty Haines; a sister Mrs. Weller, and six brothers, George Often, Eckhart: John Often, of Winchester Road, and Leroy, William Wesley, Philip and Charles Often, all of this city. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. J. Fred Zimmerman, pastor of First Congregational church, Frostburg, officiating. Interment will be in Zion Evangelical cemetery, Frostburg.

HENRY OFTEN

Services will be held tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the Hafer Funeral Home for Henry "Red" Often, 40, of 615 Piedmont Avenue, who died yesterday morning in the Allegany Hospital injuries suffered when he was struck by a B & O train near the Franklin Street crossing Sunday afternoon. The Rev. J. Fred Zimmerman, pastor of First Congregational church , Frostburg, will officiate, and interment will be in Zion Evangelical church cemetery, Frostburg. Dr. Linne H. Corson, deputy county medical examiner, issued a verdict of accidental death and said that it occurred as a result of shock and hemorrhage a fractured pelvis and other severe injuries.

PORTER 19 Nov 1945 Mrs. Mary Porter, 87, widow of Morris M T Porter, died at home at Thermostile Farms, Eckhart; dau of Henry and Mary Rephann, survived by 3 brothers, 4 sons and 7 daughters, among them Mrs Sarah Kreitzburg, Clarysville, MD

ROBISON 01 Oct 1945 Silas Robison, 77, Artemas, died Sat. 29 Sep 1945; widow, Maria Wigfield Robison; children; Herman and Kelly Robison-Cumberland; Lester Robison-Baltimore; Mrs Oscar Barnes, Mrs Earl Smith, and Mrs Marshall Clingerman, all of Artemas; Lavada and Mary O Robison-Hagerstown; sisters, Mrs George Lehman-Buck Valley PA; Mrs Samantha Ritchey-Bedford PA.

TEWELL 21 Sep 1945 Mrs Harriett Shipley Tewell, 82, of Artemas, died at sons home; sons, Lester-Bedford Road; Irvin-Everett; Saul-Akron; Sheridan-Cumberland; daus, Mrs S L Elbin; Mrs Frank Jay; Mrs E M Karnes all of Artemas.

WAGNER 09 Jan 1945 Death of Catherine Cita Lydinger Wagner, 68, wife of John George Wagner, 726 Bedford St, dau of William Lydinger and Ella Rooner.Children William Wagner-Cumberland, MD; Carl Wagner-Cumberland, MD; Edward Wagner-Barberton Oh; Sgt. Thomas M. Wagner-Italy; Miss Helen Wagner-Cumberland,MD; Mrs. Walter Hansel-Cumberland, MD; Mrs Philip Often-Cumberland, MD; Mrs Edith Wilmoth-Barberton, OH.

WIGFIELD 07 Sep 1945 Dennis Wigfield, 83, son of William Wigfield and Nancy Pennell, wife Matilda Shipley Wigfield died in 1933; dau Mrs Earl Whitman-Cumberland; Sons, Blaine-North Rose NY; Rev. Kelly-Norfolk VA; burial in Fairview Cem.

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BRANT 11 Nov 1946 Mrs Bertha E Brant Randall, 69, 1st husband, Harry A Brant died 1924; 2nd husband, David Randall died 1944; dau of Edward Barnes and Mary Slider; children, Mrs Alice R Welsh; Mrs Reba M Steward; Harry E Brant; Herbert L Brant-Cumberland; brothers, Luther Barnes-Ohio; Lester Barnes-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Ray Willison-Hazen Road; Miss Ethel Barnes-Denver CO.

CUMBERLAND Nov 03, 1946 Novel about growing up in Cumberland, "Red Morning", by Ruby Frazier Frey. This describes Jane Frazier and other ancestors.

DEREMER 17 Sep 1946 Death of Charles T. Deremer, 73, son of John Deremer and Julia Trout, wife Ethel V. Deremer died several years ago. Children, Floyd E. Deremer- Detroit, MI; M. M. Deremer- Detroit, Mi; Mrs Homer C. Zembower-Centreville, PA. John Deremer is a son of William S. Deremer and Mary A. Vaughan. Julia Trout is a dau of Hnery Trout.

DICKEN Feb 26, 1946 Mrs Rachel Dicken, 73, wife of Lon Dicken of Valley Road, native of Flintstone, dau of James Browning and Eliza Written. Survived by her husband Alonzo Dicken; Sons, Presley Dicken-Valley Road; Robert F. Dicken-Valley Road; Herman Dicken-Baltimore; Werner R Dicken-Cumberland; Daughters, Mrs Lewis Walker-Ridgeley WV; Mrs Robert Bobo-Valley Road; burial at Zion Cemetery.

DIEHL 27 Apr 1946 Charles Herman Diehl, 66, Beall St Cumberland; son of Solomon Diehl and Jane Diehl, children, Ruth Diehl and Mrs Margaret Love-Los Angeles CA; Miss Margaret Diehl-Cumberland; sister, Margaret Ullery-Cumberland; brother, Henry Diehl-Cumberland.

HAENFTLING May 29, 1946 Miss Violet Cecelia Haenftling, born Little Orleans, dau of Gilbert F Haenftling, who died when she was six months and Emma Apple ;brothers, Theodore, Robert, Ralph; sisters, Mrs Irene Collins, Mrs Margaret Bussard, Mrs Augusta Durbin, Mrs Gladys Poland, Mrs Armetha Crawford, Miss Frances Haenftling.

HARDMAN May 08, 1946 Clinton Monroe Hardman, 73, custodian of Gephart School, died 07 May 1946; son of Levi Hardman and Mary Smith, his wife, Mrs Bessie May Brashear Hardman, died some time ago. Surviving are; a son Reese Hardman, B Street, LaVale, with whom he resided; Walter Hardman, Cumberland; Brothers-Fred Hardman-Washington; Shannon Hardman-Cumberland; Sisters- Mrs Alice Bruner-Centreville, PA; Mrs Ella Growden-Centreville, PA; Mrs May Brotemarkle-Round Brook, NJ.

HENDERSHOT 03 Jun 1946 Mrs Cora Hendershot (Katherine), 74, widow of Ellsworth Hendershot, d. 02 Jun 1946; dau of James E Hughes and Rachel Mulligan; sons, James, Noah, Kenneth, George, Virgil; dau, Mrs Donald Kirk-Danville VA.

HOLTZMAN Apr 20, 1946 Mrs Lucy Holtzman, 72, widow of Walter Holtzman, died 18 Apr 1946 in Mt Savage. She was the dau of Benton Bridges and Phoebe Ann Miller. Surviving are Brothers, Patrick Bridges-Cumberland; Daniel O Bridges-Mt Savage; Sisters, Miss Bessie Bridges-Akron OH; and Miss Grace Bridges-Akron OH.

KREITZBURG Sep 26, 1946 George W Kreitzburg, 73, formerly of Frostburg and former employee of B& O Bolt and Forge. Until recently, lived with sister, Mrs Mary McCue-Letonia, OH; his wife Mrs Mary (McGraw) Kreitzburg, died in 1935. Burial is in St Michaels Cemetery, Frostburg.

KREITZBURG 27 Apr 1946 Mrs Anna Kreitzburg. Word was received yesterday by Mrs Anges Shea, of 536 Maryland Avenue, of the death of her sister, Mrs Anna Kreitzburg, in Chicago. She was the dau of Mr & Mrs Thomas Morris, of Eckhart. Besides Mrs Shea, she is also survived by a daughter in McKeesport, PA.

KREITZBURG Feb 21, 1946 Daniel Nick Kreitzburg-67, of Meyersdale, PA, died 18 Feb 1946 at his home. Born 01 Jul 1878, a son of Henry and Eliza (Albright) Kreitzburg, surviving widow Sarah (Foust) Kreitzburg, 4 children; Mrs Samuel Briskey-Meyersdale; Mrs Etta Rafferty-Meyersdale; Walter Kreitzburg-Baltimore; and Miss Nellie Kreitzburg, at home; a brother, John Kreitzburg -Cleveland, OH; a sister, Mrs Jacob Shroyer -Johnstown, PA; and 4 grand-children.

McCUE Feb 26, 1946 James S. McCue, about 71, on 24 Feb 1946, at home 172 Chestnut St, Leetonia, OH. Surviving are; widow, Mrs Mary (Kreitzburg) McCue formerly from Frostburg; 2 children, Ignatius M. McCue and Theresa M. McCue, both at home; a brother, John McCue, of Leetonia; a sister, Mrs Mayme McCue, of Leetonia; and a niece, Mrs Lawrence I Mott, 804 Maplewood Lane, city. Mrs Jennie M Kreitzburg, and Mrs Paul Mouse of this city and Mr George Kreitzburg, of Frostburg will attend the services at St Patricks Church in Leetonia, Ohio.

MOUSE 06 Mar 1946 Loretta B. Mouse, 60, widow of Jacob Mouse; sons, William Mouse; Lloyd Mouse; Francis Mouse; Paul Mouse; dau, Mrs Rose Wagner-Louisville KY; Mrs Margaret Springer-Washington DC; Mrs Mildred Boyle-Cumberland; Mrs Carl Bachman-Cumberland.

MURPHY Apr 03, 1946 Mrs Minnie Florence Murphy, 75, widow of George Murphy-Artemas; dau of Espy Bennett; children, Mrs A M McCoy-Artemas; Mrs C H Belman-Salisbury; Mrs Olive Scott-Long; John Murphy-Long; Amos Murphy-Flintstone.

PERDEW 15 Jul 1946 Thomas Eugene Perdew, 5 months, son of Marvin Perdew and Eleanor Miller; brother, Martin E Perdew; maternal gr-parent, Jeremiah Miller; Paternal Grand-parent, Luther Perdew.

RICE 06 Mar 1946 William Grant Rice, 75, Valley Road at State line, son of Francis and Ruth A Rice, widow, Hattie M (Dicken) Rice and son Russell Rice; buried in Zion Cemetery.

ROBISON 03 Jun 1946 Mrs Eliza (Jay) Robison, 77, widow of James Robison, d. 02 Jun 1946; dau of Thomas Jay and Amy Smith; children, Mrs Ella Clingerman-Cincinnati OH; Mrs Emma Boden-Artemas; Mrs Carrie Prouten-Akron OH; Raymond-Akron; Dennie-Akron; Chester-Artemas; brothers and sisters, Sherman Jay; Russell Jay-Clearfield PA; McClelland Jay-Artemas; Simon Jay and Sheridan Jay-Everett; Scott Jay-Kansas; Mrs Angeline Smith-Artemas; Mrs Alice Fisher-Baker Summitt PA.

SMITH 13 Dec 1946 William Smith, 62, of Maysville WV interred in Maple Hill Cemetery; son of Lafayette Smith and Matilda French; wife, Anna Goldizen Smith; children, Howard-Thomas WV; John Petersburg WV; Mrs Elmer Dolly-Watsonville CA; Mrs Mary Robie, Mrs Ruth Deadrick, and Mrs Claude Harmon-Petersburg WV; George; Miss Verdie; Miss Fannie-Maysville WV; brother, Hubert Smith-Cabins WV.

SMITH 09 Oct 1946 Simon R Smith, 90, b. 23 Oct 1856, d. 09 Oct 1946; died at home of dau Mrs Frederick H Grabenstine of Mason Road. A native of Carlisle, PA; widow, Mrs Irene Smith of Hagerstown; child, Miss Agatha Smith -Washington DC; sister, Sr. Mary Frances Roma of St Joseph's Home-Wash DC; Mrs Annie Zitzer of Carlisle PA.

SMITH 03 Jul 1946 Mrs Bertha Jane Smith, 81, wife of Benjamin Wesley Smith Rev. of Romney WV; dau of John Corbin and Harriett Kidder; dau, Anne Stearnes.

SMITH 18 Mar 1946 Mrs Georgia (Hardy) Smith, 36, wife of Robert Eugene Smith, died 16 Mar 1946.

SMITH 21 Oct 1946 Mrs Hessie Agnes Smith, 61, of Detroit recently lived with sister Mrs Edna O'Neal, 12 Decatur St, Cumberland; d. 20 Oct 1949 at home of another sister, Mrs John W Diggs, 704 Louisianna St, Cumberland. Sons-Carl Smith-Traverse City MI; Ralph Smith-Detroit MI; burial Prosperity Christian Flintstone.

 SMITH 19 Oct 1946 Frank 0 Smith of Bath ME, brother of Harold W Smith of the Dingle d. Thursday night; born in Bath ME a son of Converse L 0 Smith, widow, Bessie Smith; brother, William B Smith-New York NY.

WILLS 01 Apr 1946 George S. Wills, 77, died 30 Mar 1946 in Mt Savage; a son of Edward and Mary A. Wills, surviving are, widow-Catherine Diehl; Sons, George C. Wills; Raymond A. Wills; John H. Wills; Charles S. Wills; and William P Wills all of McKeesport PA; Edward W. Wills- of Weirton, WV; Brother-Herman Wills-McKeesport PA; Sister Mrs Anna Maloy-Mt Savage, MD.

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BENNETT 28 Oct 1947 Elmer Henry Bennett, 60, Flintstone, born in the Green Ridge section of the county, a son of George Bennett and Jemima Leasure, services in Green Ridge Pentacostal Cemetery; wife, Mrs Eliza Barnes Bennett; sons, Paul L Bennett-Cumberland; Watson Bennett-Ridgeley WV; daughters Mrs Lincoln Wright-Aubury NY; Mrs Elmer Keller-Cumberland; brothers Joseph Bennett-Artemas; Roschen Bennett-Kauyuga NY; Emory Bennett-Columbus OH; sisters, Mrs Etta Mae Harris-Marietta OH; Mrs William Allen-Warren OH; Mrs August Linderman-Gerard OH; Mrs Russell Bennett-Cumberland; Mrs Talbot Smith-Purcell PA ; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

DENEEN 30 Jun 1947 Howard Levi Deneen, 63, a night foreman of the B & O repair department died today. A native of Bedford Co, he was the son of William Deneen and Candice Wigfield. Survived by his widow, Mrs Alice Mountain Deneen, daughters Mrs Michael Zupano-Frostburg MD; Miss Betty Jean Deneen; sons, Walter W and Howard L of this city. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

DICKEL 23 Jun 1947 Frostburg-Mrs Julia (Weslow) Dickle, 69, widow of Albert Dickel, died last night at her home in Zihlman. A daughter of John W. Kreitzburg and Mary Buskey, she had been in failing health several years. Mrs Dickel was a native of Salisbury PA, but resided in Zihlman most of her life. She held membership in Zihlman Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are five daughters; Mrs Harry Frankenberry-Cresaptown, MD; Mrs Arch Wade-Frostburg, MD; Mrs Julia Hinkle-Morgantown WV; Mrs Richard Watkins-Mt Savage, MD; and Mrs John Villa-Clarysville, MD; four sons, Mayford Dickle-Clarysville, MD; Henry Dickle-Braddock PA; Elmer Dickle-Zihlman, MD; and John Dickel-Zihlman, MD. Burial is in German Lutheran Cemetery.

FLETCHER 03 Dec 1947 George B Fletcher "Duke", 35, of Chicago b. 31 Jan 1912 d. 02 Dec 1947, son of Daniel A Fletcher and Julia (Barnard) Fletcher, widow Helen (Rausch) Fletcher, children Carolyn age 6; twins Jane and Paul aged 3; brother Paul M Fletcher, and Philip S Fletcher Asst St Attys-Cumberland; Daniel A Fletcher-Silver Springs MD; sister, Mrs Charles A Ward-Warsaw IN.

KREITZBURG 31 Dec 1947 Frostburg-George Kreitzburg, 83, retired coal miner, died at the home of Mrs Leo Sullivan, Standish Street where he had lived about the last six years. He is the last member of his immediate family .

KREITZBURG 19 Sep 1947 George Kreitzburg, 49, Celenese employee, died 18 Sep 1947. Born in Frostburg, a son of George H. Kreitzburg and Annie Griffith Kreitzburg, widow is Mrs Bertha Mickey Kreitzburg. Daughter is Mrs Charles Dick-LaVale MD; granddaughter Sandra Dick; brother, Harry Kreitzburg, 317 Cecelia St; sisters Mrs Clarence Wilburn-LaVale; Mrs Edward Vaughn-Pittsburgh PA; Mrs James Bittner-Bowman’s Addition. Burial in Hillcrest Park. Services in Grace Baptist Church.

MORELAND 28 Sep 1947 Picture of Paul Lee Moreland-Cresaptown, re-employed veteran of WW II is crippled and re-employed.

MOUNTAIN 06 Dec 1947 Artemas, PA-last rites for Elmer H Mountain, 67, who died in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD on 02 Dec 1947 were held at Zion Christian Church, officiated by Rev. Henry May, Rev. Howard Whitacre, and Rev. Walter M Twigg with burial in Zion Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Edgar Karnes, James Ray, Otha Bennett, Leonard Brumbaugh, Alden Smith and Jud Smith, Flowerbearers were Orpha Fischer, Helen Smith, Dorothy Smith, Norma Jean Karnes, Vernelda Northcraft, Luetta Elbin, and Alda Lamborn.

SHIPLEY 17 Feb 1947 Mrs Laura Shipley, 73, widow of D G Shipley; died Mon 10 Feb 1947 in Martinsburg WV; dau of John W & Julia Ann Roberts of Leetown; children, H Fred Shipley, William P Shipley, J Bruce Shipley-all of Berkeley Springs WV; Denton G Shipley-Funkstown MD; Robert P Shipley-Cumberland; Mrs Frank Willard-Berkeley Springs WV.

SHIPWAY 25 Jun 1947 Edward B Shipway, 68, brother of John Shipway, operator of the Shipway Inn on rt 40 Green Ridge Mountain, died this morning at the inn. A native of Fulton County, PA, he was the son of Richard and Nelle (Potter) Shipway. Employed by Goodyear Tire Co, Akron OH and Lorain Steele Co, Johnstown PA prior to retirement 10 Years ago. Besides his brother, he is survived by three half-brothers, Daniel Curren and Jerome Curren of Inglesmith, and Edward Curran of Cumberland; a sister, Mrs David Smith; three half-sisters, Mrs Raymond Howsare; Mrs Arnold Lawhead; and Mrs Grover Miller all of Pittsburg PA.

SMITH 18 Apr 1947 Stillman Snow Smith, 40, of Town Creek, who shot his wife, Goldie Smith, 16, just south of Flintstone, attempted suicide. Mrs Smith moved here from Broadwater VA about 1 year ago, was shot when she asked her husband to take her parents (Parry and Susan Smith) to church in Oldtown.

SMITH 12 Nov 1947 William H Smith, Midlothian MD has 20 children. From his 1 st wife-Christina Walker, Benjamin-Baltimore, William H-Borden Shaft, James-Frostburg, Mrs Madan Richardson Washington DC, Mrs Jane Jones-Finzel, Robert-Blaine WV, Elmer-Ellerslie, Wellington and Eugene-Gray PA, Mrs Janet Hott-Midlothian MD, Henry and Ruth-at home. From his 2 nd wife, Pearl Hott, Pearl, Shirley, William L, Roy, Raymond, Jerry, Alice, Linda. A child, Elsie died 30 years ago.

SMITH 14 Sep 1947 William Randolph Smith, 34, son of Nora Smith and the late Harry Smith, died 03 Sep 11947 in an auto accident in Puerto Rico. Survived by; wife, Ethel Smith; son, William Randolph Smith Jr; brothers, Paul L Smith-Kittanning PA; Ralph H Smith-Bolling Field DC; Harry E Smith and Norman T Smith-Cumberland; sister, Mrs Ruby Wonn-Elwood IN.

SMITH 17 Jun 1947 John Wesley Smith, 85, father of Homer Smith-Cumberland, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs Stanley Bennett, Gore WV; a son of Louis and Sarah Smith; other children, Mrs Eva Llewellyn-Frostburg; Amos Smith-Romney WV.

SMITH 18 Jun 1947 Mrs Mary Jane Smith, 92, mother of Charles E Mays of Town Hill Hotel, died 16 Jun 1947 at Martin's Ferry OH; widow of Lewis W Smith.

SMITH 09 Jul 1947 William Smith, 64, Sylvan Retreat, Cumberland; son of John C & Wilhelmina Smith; sister, Mrs Lena Rice-Baltimore.

WILLISON 30 Apr 1947 Mrs Lillian May (Smith) Willison, 76, wife of Arch Willison, died 29 Apr 1947. A dau of P J Smith and Susan Ways, a son, Leon-Huntington WV; daughter, Dorothy Willison, Cumberland; grand-children, David and Margie-Huntington WV; sister, Mrs James H Miller-Cumberland; Walter E Smith-Washington DC; Armine W Smith-Tulsa OK; burial in Rose Hill Cem.

WILLS 24 Jul 1947 Mervin C Wills, 20, Christie Road is held on murder charges of his 18 month son. The mother is 16 year old Nancy Jorette (Divelbliss) Wills.

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ASHKETTLE 15 Jan 1948 Mrs Theodosia Gertrude Ashkettle, 57, wife of Harry Ashkettle, Little Orleans, MD; dau of Charles W Barnes and Jane Bishop, was buried at St Patricks Cemetery, there.Surviving were, son James Ashkettle-Hagerstown, daughters, Jessie McCusker-Little Orleans; Miss Marie Ashkettle-home; Mrs Daisy Fletcher-Hancock; sisters, Mrs Viola Price-Little Orleans; Miss Bertha Barnes-Hagerstown, Mrs Blanch Semler-Hagerstown; and Miss Ruth Barnes-Baltimore.

BISHOP 22 Dec 1948 Chester Franklin Bishop, 61, d. 21 Dec 1948; son of Lewis Bishop and Martha Barney; widow, Rosie Isabelle (Ray) Bishop; daughters, Mrs Velma Mann; Geraldine Bishop and Eileen Bishop all of Hancock; brother, John R Bishop.

BISHOP 19 Feb 1948 Millard Fillmore Bishop, 69, a guide for the Woodmount Gun Club, died 17 Feb 1948 and was buried in the Mt Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A son of George A Bishop and Rebecca Welsh, survivors include; daughters, Mrs Daisy G Brooks; Mrs Pearl Landes, Mrs Lillith M Divelbiss, Mrs Ruby H Wells, and Miss Irma R Bishop, all of Hancock; sons, Raymond L and Frederick F-Hancock; Russell J Bishop-Inkster MI; sisters, Mrs Amanda Robey and Mrs Molly Munson-Hancock; brothers, Blaine G and Vincent Bishop-Hancock.

DIEHL 13 Jul 1948 Mrs Elizabeth Diehl, 78, widow of Philip Sheridan Diehl, d. 13 Jul 1948; dau of Philip Smith and Christine Nickel; daughters, Mrs Mildren Barnard-Spring Gap WV; Mrs Loretta Haus Mt Savage; Miss Kathleen Diehl-at home; brothers, Charles Smith and Frank Smith both of Cumberland and George Smith, deceased.

KREITZBURG 04 Mar 1948 William H Kreitzburg, 79, of 68 Washington Street, Frostburg, MD died 04 Mar 1948. He was the husband of Martha E (Lemmert) Kreitzburg, a son of Henry T and Isabella (Robertson) Kreitzburg, a native of Consolidation Village, worked for Consolidation Coal Co for 55 years, and a deacon in the Eckhart Baptist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Earl J Kreitzburg- Frostburg; a half-brother, Fred Baltoue-Venetia PA; two grand-daughters, Elizabeth and Laurell Kreitzburg- Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Sidney Aldrich, pastor of Eckhart Baptist Church will conduct services with burial in the Eckhart Cemetery.

PERDEW 07 Oct 1948 Mrs Ann (Sloan) Perdew, 65, wife of Amos Perdew of Frostburg died. Survived among others, dau Mrs Ruth Kreitzburg of Frostburg. Burial in St Michaels Cemetery.

SCHRIVER 18 Dec 1948 William M Schriver, 73, son of Anthomy J and Mary Kerber Schriver; brother, Edward Schriver-Cumberland; sister, Mrs Emory Wilson-Cumberland.

SMITH 23 Jul 1948 James Ritz Smith, Sgt., 31, son of James F Smith and Cora E (Ritz) Smith, died 30 Apr 1945 in WW 11 and buried in Rogers Heights, Hancock. Brothers, Edward Francis Smith, Charles William Smith, and John Andrew Smith, all of Hancock; sisters, Miss Anna Mary Smith-Washington DC; Mrs Virginia Romayne Dyer-Hancock.

SMITH 08 Nov 1948 Harvey S Smith, 65, Berlin, d. 07 Nov 1948; son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Smith; survived by, daughter, Mrs Grayson Lucas-Cumberland; brothers, William Smith-Berlin, Levi Smith Detroit; sisters, Mrs Pearl Bingmer-Berlin; Mrs Samuel Coughenour-Detroit; Mrs Ida Burris Detroit; Mrs Ada Gardner-Geneva OH. Burial in Mt Lebanon Cemetery-Berlin.

TRAIL 12 Mar 1948 Amanda Elizabeth Trail, 69, wife of James T Trail, of Flintstone, dau of Isaac Swain and Elmira Norris; sons, John T Trail-Flintstone; William M Trail-Little Orleans; George H Trail-Williams Road; Glen T Trail-at home; daughters, Mrs Ruth Weicht-Williams Road; Mrs Evelyn Heavener-Flintstone; Mrs Mary Rowe-Mason Road; brothers, Eugene Swain-Philadelphia; James and Wilbur Swain-Little Orleans; Ollifield Swain-Hancock; Cecil, Thomas, and Calvin Swain, all of Cumberland. Burial in Green Ridge Pentacostal Church Cemetery.

WIGFIELD 30 Aug 1948 Henry Mertin Wigfield, 66, died 29 Aug 1948 on his farm on Flintstone Creek Road, PA. A son, Dolph Wigfield died 20 years to the day. He was the son of Moses Wigfield and Jemima Bucy; his widow Mary A Casteel; a son Irvin A Wigfield; a dau, Emily J Shroyer; a brother, Edward Wigfield-Flintstone; burial in the Odd fellows Cemetery, Flintstone.

WIGFIELD 09 Mar 1948 Lewis Wigfield, 87, lived at Artemas, son of John Wigfield and Suzanne Pennell, survived by; son, Clement Wigfield-Little Orleans; grand-sons, Grayson and Paul Wigfield-Hagerstown.

 

WILLETT 04 Feb 1948 Bessie Alice Willett, 60, born at Mt Lake Park, wife of Earl C Wilett 310 Washington St, died 04 Feb 1948. She was the daughter of Levi Eckard and Elizabeth Hopp. She is survived by her husband, sisters Mrs Etta Mattingly-Los Angeles CA ; and Mrs Stella Meyers-Mt Lake Park, MD.

WILLS 17 Dec 1948 Sgt Albert Willard Wills, 21, KIA, WW II, France, 13 Aug 1944.

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ASH 29 Dec 1949 Silas Ash, 67, father of Mrs Charles Emerick of Elerslie d. at home inGarrett PA on 27 Dec 1949. Widow is Mrs Nellie Smith; children, Mrs Harry Ostranger-St Petersburg FL; Mrs D L Angelo-Hooversville; Mrs Clark Romesburg-Rockwood PA; Mrs George Weaver-PA; Mrs Dorothy Ash-home; William Ash-PA; Sgt. James Ash, U S Air Force, Japan.

BISHOP 1 Jun 1949 George Bishop "Dad", 57, Hancock farmer, d. Sunday, 29 May 1949 of a car collision; b. Mt Olivet; son of George A Bishop and Rebecca Welsh; wife, Nancy Mitchell preceded him in death; children, Mrs Catherine Williams-Cumberland; Mrs Helen Ritchey-Hyndman; Marion G Bishop-Cumberland; James P Bishop-Baltimore; Kenneth T Bishop-U S Army; Ray S Bishop-US Navy; Paul F Bishop-Hyndman; Donald Lee Bishop-US Navy; brother, Vincent Bishop-Hancock; sisters, Mrs Mandy Robey-Hancock; Mrs Mandie Munson-Hancock.

BOWMAN 27 Dec 1949 Wimmer Bowman, 67, of 424 Baltimore St, developer of Bowman’s Addition, son of George A Bowman and Elmira Twigg; wife, Nora P Smith married in 1913; children, Mrs Ralph Webrick-Glendale CA; Mrs Elmer Wagner-Wilkinsburg PA; Miss Katherine Bowman, at home. Burial in Hillcrest Park, services in St Luke’s Lutheran.

DEREMER 16 Aug 1949 Mrs Minnie Deremer, 78, widow of Alvin Deremer, died 16 Aug 1949. Born in Chaneysville 24 Oct 1870 dau of Emmanuel O’Neal and Elizabeth Arnold; children, Roy Deremer, John Deremer, Mrs Cletus Zembower, Mrs John Oster, Mrs Ralph Rose, Mrs Lawrence Groves and Mrs Israel Williams, all of Bedford; Mrs Walter Drumm, Mrs John Greise, and Mrs James Lewis, all of Cumberland; Mrs Earl Hite-Greensburg; brothers, Charles O’Neal-Johnstown; Edward O’Neal and John O’Neal-Connellsville; burial in POSA Cemetery-Centerville.

ELLIOTT 15 Sep 1949 Mrs Mary Bernice Elliott, 58, wife of Walter Elliott, d. 14 Sep 1949 at home in Bedford. Born in Pleasant Valley, a dau of Walter Fisher and Eva Rice; survived by dau, Mrs Ralph Twigg; son, Dennis Fisher-FL; brothers, Raymond Fisher and Fred Fisher-New Castle PA; sisters, Mrs Marshall Deremer and Mrs George Perdew-Pleasant Valley; Mrs Walter Wigfield-Flintstone. Burial in Bethel Cemetery.

GRUBER 29 Sep 1949 Mrs Sophie Gruber, 74, widow of Henry W Gruber, died in Washington DC and burial in St Lukes Cemetery; a dau of Henry Schlunt and Catherine Rohrbach; she resided in Frostburg before moving to Wash DC; brothers; John C Schlunt-Decatur St, Cumberland; Charles A Schlunt-Washington .

HENDERSHOT 14 Oct 1949 Mrs Rhoda Hendershot, 58, wife of Jackson Hendershot d. 13 Oct 1949 in Berkeley Springs WV. Born in Fulton Co she was a dau of William Ray and Rebecca Beatty. Survived by her husband in Hancock; Mrs Mary Hull-Hancock; Mrs Clara Smith-Hancock; Mrs Pearl Creek-Hancock; Elmer Hendershot-Rt 1, Hancock; Lewis Hendershot-Berkeley Springs. Buried in Buck Valley Christian Cemetery.

IMES 27 Feb 1947 Riley Imes, 69, died Tues nite 25 Feb 1947 in Chaneysville PA, 48 hours after the death of his brother Albert "Keyser" Imes, 73, of Flintstone. Born in Chaneysville, he was the son of Lincoln Imes and Olive Murphy; sons, John Imes-Brewster PA; Eliza Imes-Detroit MI; Arnold and Guy-Fairmont WV; daughters, Mrs Estella Beck-Chaneysville; Mrs Mary Swartzwelder-Bedford; Mrs Bessie Howsare-Bedford; Mrs Pearl Ray-Amaranth PA; Mrs Belva Ruby-Artemas; a sister, Mrs Minnie Sommerville-Flintstone; a brother, Benjamin Imes-Cumberland; a half-brother, Oscar Imes- Chaneysville.

KROLL 23 Feb 1949 Frostburg-Mrs John Kroll, Mrs Maude Kroll, 68, d, 22 Feb 1949 at home on Washington St; a dau of John Ort and Ellen Whitehead; survivors include daughter, Mrs F Earl Kreitzburg.

MILLER 27 Mar 1949 Engagement of Miss Wilda (Billie) Miller[picture] to Jack Nine, son of Mr and Mrs John Nine, 16 locust St. He is employed at Mill Craft Paper co, Akron Oh; she is employed at Child Training Assn of WV. A June wedding is planned.

MORELAND 21 Nov 1949 Mary Louise Moreland, 3 months, dau of Paul Moreland and Grace Meyers of Cresap Park; other children, Cecelia Ann, Nancy lee, and Alan Moreland, at home; pat-gr-par Philip Moreland-Cumberland; mat-gr-par Irvin Meyers-Mt Savage and Mrs Gertrude Boyd-Akron Oh.

SHIPLEY 03 Sep 1949 Levin Shipley, 90, of Bedford, d. 03 sep 1949 at home in Rainesburg; son of Dawson Shipley; wife, Mary C Schetrompf, died 1941; children, Cora B Rawlings-Rainesburg; Howard P Shipley-Shareysburg; Russell Shipley-Madison VA; Roy C Shipley-Artemas; Mrs Alice C Scott-Cumberland; Miss Conda Shipley-Bedford Valley; brother, Edmond Shipley, Bowmans Addition.

SHIPLEY 08 May 1949 Ira Shipley, 36, d. Thursday night of gunshot by brother, Richard P Shipley, on farm on Breakneck Road over chores by son Billie. Survivers, wife, Dorothy Hymes; children, Carl William, Robert, Ronald, Sandra, Dorothy, Barbara Lee; parents, Joseph O Shipley and Clara Shaffer; brothers, Banner, Elwood-Hyndman; sisters, Freda, Lillie, Mrs Goldie Whorton-Oldtown and Mrs Ada Fletcher-Flintstone. Services at Glendale Brethern Church.

SMITH 3l Dec 1949 Mrs Rose Catherine Smith, 67, of Glenn St, wife of George W Smith Sr born in Eckhart Mines, dau of William Kirby and Margaret Porter. Children Robert Smith-Cleveland, George W Smith Jr-Cumberland, Mrs Chauncy Black-Cumberland.

SMITH 28 Dec 1949 Mrs Rachel Alice Smith, 71, d. 27 Dec 1949 at Town Creek home. Married to David Smith; dau of Martin Yonker and Mary Ann Deneen; children, Mrs Hazel Murphy-Flintstone; Mrs Elizabeth Trout-home; Russell 0 Smith and Paul A Smith-Flintstone; Hinnie E Smith Ridgeley WV; Carl M Smith-Baltimore; sisters and brothers; Mrs Cora Schultz-Cumberland; Mrs Laura Fletcher-Little Orleans; Edward Yonker and Jacob Yonker-Li1ttle Orleans; and Jacob Yonker-Lyons NY. Burial in Piney Plains Cemetery.

SMITH 24 Feb 1949 William Floyd Smith, 66 Gay St; son of Martin M Smith and Mollie Hartley; wife, Minnie Wigfield; son, William K Smith; burial in Mt Harmon Cemetery.

SMITH 29 Aug 1949 Frank T Smith, 70, d. 13 Aug 1949 in El Paso TX; widow is Mrs F T Smith, sisters-Mrs Lula Smith; Mrs Bessie Kerr, brothers-Clarence Smith; Joe Smith-Youngwood PA.

SMITH 29 May 1949 Berlin PA-Evelyn C Smith, 65, dau of William Casteel and Emma Gindlesparger; husband, Howard C Smith died in 1910.

SMITH 28 May 1941 Charles Edward Smith, 65, of Cumberland, died 27 may 1941; widow, Nellie Dreyer Smith; daughter, Mrs Virgil Hook-Fairmont WV; brothers, Frank Smith-Cumberland; John Smith Flats WV; G Ben Smith-Keyser WV; sister, Sadie Jenkins-Keyser.

SMITH 08 May 1949 Four generations of Smith's at 206 Columbia St, Cumberland. Mrs Nola Smith, Harry C Smith, Marvin Harry Smith and Harry Nelson Smith.

SMITH 29 May 1949 Thomas G Smith, 41, buried at Porter Cemetery in Eckhart Mines.

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