Excerpts from The Cumberland Times
transcribed by Charles Often

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AULT 16 Feb 1950 Jacob H Ault, 63, Rt 3 Bowman’s Addition, pronounced d.o.a. at Memorial Hospital where police took him after he became ill on the porch of Mrs Thomas Robinette, 713 Elm St. Death attributed to a heart attack. Born in Harpers Ferry WV, a B & O trackman, a son of Mr and Mrs John Ault; surviving are widow Mrs Rose May (Often) Ault; six children of a former marriage, James W Ault and Jack W Often-Cumberland; Paul G Often-Escabana MI; Mrs Ralph Seggie-Cresaptown; Mrs Eva Riggleman-Clarksburg WV; Mrs Lester Furlow-Mt Savage; burial in Rose Hill.

BARNES 04 Dec 1950 Henry P Barnes, 87, Reynolds St, d. 03 Dec 1950; b. at Little Orleans a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Northcraft) Barnes; wife, Arena Leasure d. 1937; daus, Mrs Louis Lehman; Mrs Henrietta Warner; and Mrs Russell Growden-this city; Mrs Frank Bucy-Wellersburg; Mrs Elias Fletcher and Mrs Robert Whorton-Flintstone; son, Ellis Barnes-Bowman’s Addition; sister, Mrs Orene Linaburg; buried in Fairview.

DICKEN Mar 17, 1950 Everett Press-Death of Harry Dicken, b. 05 Feb 1879, d. 10 Mar 1950, son of William Dicken, operated flour mill in Hancock, and Rebecca Robinette. Mrs George Ratcliffe-Chaneysville, PA; Mrs Elsie Hendrickson-Flintstone, MD; Mrs. Violet Bohrer. Brothers and sisters; Alonzo Dicken-Valley Road; Ellwood Dicken-Chester, PA; William Dicken-Flintstone, MD; Mrs Ella Bucy-Elkins, WV; Mrs. Adeline Robinson-Cumberland, MD; Mrs. Alice Fetters-Flintstone, MD; Mrs Zella Leasure-Everett, PA; Harry Dicken-Flintstone,MD; Adolphus Dicken,d. 15Dec1943, wife Lizzie.

ELBIN Apr 07, 1950 Wilbert Bert Elbin, 64, 427 Virginia Av, Cumberland, a B & O repairman, d. 06 Apr 1950 in Allegany Hospital; son of Mr & Mrs George Elbin; widow, Lucy Iames; children, Mrs Goldie Ridenauer-Cumberland; Marshall Lee Elbin-Flintstone; brothers, Simon Elbin-Mt Hope PA; Silas Elbin-Flintstone; burial in Mt Hope Cem.

HERRING Jun 10, 1950 Mrs Martha Catherine Herring, 65, wife of Howard Herring died this morning at home on Main St Mt Savage; children, Ralph Herring-Zihlman; Miss Mary Margaret Herring-home.

HORCHLER 20 Sep 1950 Cordelia S. Horchler, 68, wife of John A Horchler, Elder St, Cumberland d. 19 Sep 1950; dau of George W Barnes and Sarah Jane Diehl; daughter, Mrs Margaret Grof-Hagerstown; brothers, Frank Barnes-Chaneysville; Nelson Barnes-Everett; Burton Barnes-Greensburg; sisters, Mrs Annie Miller-Cumberland; Mrs Cora Apple-Cumberland; Miss Barbara Barnes-Cumberland; Mrs Amanda Weimer-Barnes Gap; Mrs Kate Eichleberger-Everett.

NORTHCRAFT 13 Nov 1950 Minerva A Northcraft, 83, of Grand Ave, Cumberland; d. 12 Nov 1950, b. 08 Oct 1867, dau of Solomon Smith and Hannah Northcraft; husband, William A Northcraft; sons, Edgar W Northcraft-Ridgeley WV; H E Northcraft-Cumberland; George Wade Northcraft-Keyser WV; James H Northcraft; daughters, Mrs H C Furlow-Grafton WV; Mrs Cleveland W Cline Cumberland; Mrs Lillian W Hill-Cumberland.

SHIPLEY 05 Jul 1950 Ida Marie Shipley, 49, wife of James Millard Shipley, Bowman’s Addition, d. 03 Jul 1950; dau of Thomas Leasure and Anna Belle Barnes; daughter, Kathryn Madero-Baltimore; sons, James T Shipley-home; Sgt Elmer F Shipley-Biloxi MS; sisters, Mrs C R McCue-Dudley, PA; Mrs Etta Price-Cumberland; Mrs Laura Shipley-Purcell PA; Mrs Thomas Naill-Flintstone; brother, Tolbert Leasure-Cumberland; burial in Fairview.

SMITH 17 Feb 1950 George D F Smith, 73, of San Francisco, d. 16 Feb 1960; son of John and Katherine ,Smith; wife, Mrs Mabel Sayner-San Francisco; son, Warren T Smith-San Francisco; dau, Mrs Virginia Rathe-San Francisco; brothers, Lawrence E Smith-Cumberland; William G Smith-Frederick; Louis G Smith-Sweikeley PA; sisters, Miss Sophie Smith; Mrs E M Schiller; Mrs Amelia Morton, all of Cumberland.

SMITH 0l Nov 1950 Mrs Edward D Smith-Bessie Rebecca Smith, 59, d. 31 Oct 1950 of 246 Columbia St Cumberland; b. Allegany Grove, dau of John Finley and Harriett Ann Starkey; burial in Porter Cemetery, Eckhart MD.

SMITH 0l Dec 1950 Loring Carlton Smith, 56, Williams Road, d. 30 Nov 1950; b. 27 Dec 1893 in Gilpinstown MD, a son of John H Smith and Florence Dehaven, survived by son Loring A Smith-Wiley Ford WV; sisters, Mrs Edna Browning-LaVale, Mrs Edward Raines-Baltimore Pike, burial in Fairview.

SMITH 04 Feb 1950 William Michael Smith, 60, husband of Minnie Bowie, d. 04 Feb 1950, Cumberland Memorial Hosp.; b. Hagerstown, son of William Wallace Smith and Fannie Bard; son, Charles L Smith-Flintstone; brothers, Lester A Smith-Baltimore; Orville Smith-NC; Edward Smith-Hagerstown; sister, Mrs Sam Morgans; buried Greenmount Cem.

SMITH 26 Dec 1950 Mrs Ada V Smith, 110 Springdale St, widow of Benjamin Smith, d. 25 Dec 1950, at home of son Orville Smith, Baltimore where she was visiting. Also surviving, sons, Michael Smith US Navy; William Smith-Baltimore, and dau Mrs Ruth Shipley-Baltimore; burial Glen Haven-Baltimore.

SMITH 11 Jul 1950 Earl Smith, 52, d. 07 Jul 1950, b. Stevens Chapel, Mattie PA; b. Fulton Co son of John Smith and Emma Showalter; wife, Mary Welch; sons, John Smith, Harold Smith, Dennis Smith all of Bedford; daughters, Mrs Emma Brown, Paw Paw; Grace Smith, Ada Smith, Edna Smith, all of home; brothers, Elmer Smith-Chambersburg; Levi Smith-Baltimore.

SMITH 11 Jun 1950 Davis WV-Mrs Florence Lee (Wilson) Smith, 92, d. 08 Jun 1950 and buried in Davis Cemetery; husband was James David Smith-Flintstone.

SMITH 14 May 1950 Mrs Mazie V Smith, 50, wife of Wilbur W Smith, Valley Road, d. 13 May l950, dau of John T Sheppard and Sarah Butts in Sleepy Creek, WV; son, Melvin E Smith; brother, John W Smith; sisters, Mrs Emmett Stotler-Kifer MD; Mrs Emma Vanorsdale-Hancock.

SMITH 20 Oct 1950 Nathan R Smith, 93, retired farmer of Black Valley, died 20 Oct 1950 at the home of son Ira D Smith-Bedford St, Cumberland. A son of Jasper Smith and Mary Elbin, he is survived by: daughters, Mrs A R Twigg-Clarksburg WV; Miss Nena Smith-Cumberland; Mrs Wimmer Bowman-Cumberland. Burial in Prosperity Christian, Black Valley.

SMITH 01 Oct 1950 Albert Elmer Smith, 76, d. 30 Sep 1950 of Mullen St Cumberland, never married; b. 26 Jun 1874 Bedford co, son of John G Smith and Eliza Jane Barnes; brothers, Frank C Smith; Upton Boyd Smith, both of Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Jeanetta Matthews, Miss Ella Smith, both of Cumberland; buried Mt Hermon.

TEWELL 08 Nov 1950 Mrs Maude Tewell, 66, wife of Thomas J Tewell, d. 07 Nov 1950 at home of daughter Mrs Daniel H Cooper; born Clearville a dau of Nathan Cooper and Elizabeth Wilkinson; survived by other dau, Mrs William Diehm-PA; sons, Allen R McDaniel-Cumberland; Marshall Tewell-Cumberland; dau, Mary Tewell-Everett; sister, Mrs Alice VanHorn-Uniontown; brothers, Charles Cooper-Clearville; Harry Cooper-Everett; burial in Mt Zion.

WAKEMAN 11 Apr 1950 Picture children building bird houses- Gilbert Wakeman, Fred Wakeman, Richard Hudgins, Wesley Gordon, Robert Schubert.

WILBURN 16 May 1950 Mrs Eva M Wilburn, 52, wife of Clarence L Wilburn of the Narrows d. 15 May 1950; b. in Eckhart, a dau of George Kreitzburg and Anna Griffith; daughter, Mrs June Ring Oliver-Pittsburgh; brother, Harry Kreitzburg-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Edward Vaughn-Pittsburgh; Mrs James Bittner-Bowman’s Addition, burial in Hillcrest cemetery.

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BARNES 28 Aug 1951 Henry Earl Barnes, 26, Artemas, d. 27 Aug 1951 in Allegany Hospital, son of Silas Barnes and Opha Robinson; sisters, Mrs Elmira Bussard-Everett; Florence Barnes-Arlington VA; Erma Barnes and Elinor Barnes-home; brothers, Theodore S Barnes-Breezewood PA; Marshall Barnes-home; burial Fairview.

BRIDGES 27 Feb 1951 I wounded- Pfc Raymond Joseph Bridges [picture], 20, son of Raymond P Bridges, Mt Savage, was wounded while fighting with United Nations forces in Korea. He is recuperating in Camp Omiya Station Hospital, Japan.

CREUTZBURG 10 Dec 1951 Barton-Mrs Edith Creutzburg, 74, died last night at Miners Hospital, Frostburg where she was admitted Saturday after being ill since Monday. a native of Barton, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Matilda (Cooper) Creutzburg. Mrs Creutzburg was a member of the Barton Methodist Church and served as a clerk in Juvenile Court during the term of the late governor Harry Nice. Survivors include a niece, Mrs Glen Smith who resided with Mrs Creutzburg; another niece; a sister, Mrs M C Kane-Philadelphia, and four nephews. Burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

HARDMAN 15 Feb 1951 Frederick C Hardman, 66, Washington DC, son of Levi Hardman and Mary Smith; widow Agatha (Mason) Hardman; dau, Mrs Elizabeth Footen-Wash DC; brother, Shannon Hardman-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Charles Growden-Centreville; Mrs Samuel Bruner-Centreville, and Mrs May Brotemarkle-Bound Brook NJ; burial in St Patricks.

KREITZBURG 20 May 1951 Mr and Mrs Earl F Kreitzburg announces the engagement of daughters: Martha Elizabeth Kreitzburg to John Westplate of Kenosha WI Laurel Rosalie Kreitzburg to PFC Ronald Eugene Ellis, of Bowling Green Martha Elizabeth graduated Beall H S in 1944, and attended Bucknell University. Laurel Rosalie graduated Beall HS in 1946, Bucknell University, and Wheaton College, Wheaton IL. Mr Ellis is the son of Albert Ellis and the late Lydia Burrell Ellis, Cresaptown

SMITH 28 Oct 1951 Marriage of Miss Alda Smith, dau of Mr and Mrs Henry A Smith-Hancock to Melvin Courtney Fletcher, son of Mrs and Mrs C A Fletcher of Little Orleans.

SMITH 28 Oct 1951 Marriage of Miss Wanda Lee Smith, dau of Mrs and Mrs Warren C Smith to Earl James Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Earl W Smith-Clearville.

SMITH 26 Dec 1951 John H Smith, 68, of Eager St, d. 24 Dec 1951 at Memorial Hospital, ill four months; b. Great Cacapon WV; son of George Smith and Ida Mellott; widow, Mary Hughes Smith; sons Robert L Smith-at home; Elmer S Smith and Lester L Smith-Cumberland; daus, Mrs Ethel Price and Mrs Catherine Sulser-Cumberland; brothers, Jesse Smith-Paw Paw WV; Sheridan Smith-Baltimore; sisters, Mrs Bertha Whisner; Mrs Laura Kefter; and Mrs Agnes Crawford; all of Great Cacapon WV. Burial in Hillcrest.

SMITH 08 Dec 1951 Mrs Lena (Beck) Smith, 48, wife of Earl B Smith, former resident of Cumberland died Tuesday 04 Dec 1951 in Sodus NY. Foster son Lee Kifer. Burial in Fairview.

SMITH 16 Jun 1951 Mrs Minnie Smith, 71, d. 13 Jan 1951 at home of son Charles L Smith, Flintstone. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

SMITH 24 Jun 1951 Amaranth PA-Mrs Katherine Smith, 62, widow of Irea T Smith, died today 23 Jan 1951; a dau of Jacob C and Alice (Shives) Wertz; daus, Mary Bennett-Ft Ashby WV; Mrs Ruth Miller-Ft Ashby WV; sister, Mrs Emma Ritz-Hancock; brothers Jacob Wertz and William Wertz-both of Amaranth.

TEWELL 19 Feb 1951 Jesse Smith, 72, father of Thora Tewell and William W Smith of Cumberland, d. 18 Feb 1951 in Artemas PA; born 25 Oct 1878 at Inglesmith, a son of William and Mary E Smith; widow is Anna Smith May; children, Mrs Dorothy Smith and Alden T Smith-Artemas; sister, Mrs Belle Shipley-Green Ridge, burial at Fairview.

WILKERSON 09 Aug 1951 Ralph P Wilkerson, 75, d. in Allegany County Infirmary on 08 Aug 1951; b. Cumberland a son of Joseph Wilkerson and Hattie Rawlings; brother Lester L Wilkerson and sister, Mrs Grace Knipp both of Cumberland; burial in Rose Hill.

WILLS 09 May 1950 Buffalo Mills, PA- Edward J Wills, 69, d. 08 May 1950; son of William Wills and Anna Kennell; wife, Blanche Adams; son, R W Wills; sisters, Mrs Albert Mason-Hyndman; Mrs Harry Miller-Hyndman; Mrs Blaine Leonard-Harnedsville PA; Mrs Alma Wilkinson-PontiacMI;burialin Hyndman Cemetery

WILKINSON 09 Feb 1951 Armond B Wilkinson, 61, 635 Henderson Av owner of Wilkinson’s Cafe on Valley St d. 08 Feb 1951; wife Hazel Dickerhoff; b. Cumberland a son of Joseph Wilkinson and Hattie Rawlings; daus, Mrs Joseph Riley-Mt Savage; Mrs Joseph Blake-Cumberland; Mrs William King-Cumberland; Mrs Thomas Hopwood-Cumberland; brothers, Lester L Wilkinson and Ralph P Wilkinson and sister, Mrs Grace Knipp-all of Cumberland.

WILLISON 23 Sep 1951 Walter W Willison, 49, d. 22 Sep 1951 on Baltimore Pike; son of Morval F Willison and Judith Perrin; brothers Howard and George-Flintstone; Woodrow and Frederick-Baltimore Pike; sisters, Mrs Clara Yonker-Baltimore Pike; Mrs Paul Buckholtz-Lavale; Mrs Franklin Norris-Belle Grove.

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BISHOP 11 Jan 1952 Banner Bishop-Flintstone d. 10 Jan 1952 at home of brother Warford Bishop; a son of George W Bishop and Anna Belle Huff; sisters, Sara Jane Deneen-Amaranth ; Mrs C A Hammond-Martinsburg WV; brother, Thomas Bishop-Orleans WV; Absalom Bishop-Warfordsburg.

DICKEN 23 Apr 1952 John Emory Dicken, 61, Bowling Green foreman of Cumberland Contracting, son of Neri Dicken and Alice Brant; widow, Mae Winterburg; daughters, Mrs Leon Knotts-Rawlings; Mrs John Davis-Monaca PA; sons, John L Dicken-Lonaconing; William L Dicken-Cresaptown; Donald L Dicken-Fairgo; brother, Merle Dicken-Bowmans Addition; Sister, Mrs Zelda Lease-Allegany Grove.

GROWDEN Jan 10, 1952 Death of Mrs. Etta Gladys Hardman Growden, died at her home in Centreville PA this morning. She was the wife of Charles Growden, a son of John Growden and Sarah Dicken. She was the dau of Leviah Hardman and Mary Smith. Sons, Raymond R. Growden died 12 Dec 1953 in auto accident, with children Homer C. Growden and Lawrence E. Growden; Alvin M. Growden; and Melvin W. Growden. A brother, Shannon Hardman- Sykesville, MD; sisters Mae Brotemarkle-Round Brook ,N.J.; Alice Bruner-Centreville, PA. burial in Fellowship Cemetery

HARDMAN 21 May 1952 Mrs. Martha J. Hardman, 43, Christie Road, wife of Joseph Blair Hardman, died last night in Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. A native of the Baltimore Pike area, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Lancaster) Blubaugh. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Besides her husband , she is survived by seven sons, Blair, Junior, Kenneth, and Edward all of Christie Road; Robert, Royce, Lloyd, and Willis all at home; four daughters, Misses Donna, Judy, Dorothy, and Judy at home. Also surviving are two brothers, Arthur Blubaugh, Warrior Mountain, and Jacob Blubaugh, near Koon’s Dam, PA., three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Stafford, Mexico Farms, Mrs. Dayton Twigg, city, and Mrs. Clara Clites, near Koon’s Dam, PA. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Baltimore Pike with Rev. B. F. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home.

HARDMAN 01 Feb 1952 Lucille M Hardman, 47, wife of Reese L Hardman-LaVale, d. 31 Jan 1952;burial in Hyndman Cemetery.

HOOPENGARDNER 11 Feb 1952 Hancock-Mrs Mary Ann Hoopengardner, 96, d. 10 Feb 1952, widow of George Hoopengardner, dau of James Northcraft and Mary Ann Buxton, married 21 Feb 1875; son John E Hoopengardner-Hancock; daughters, Mrs Jesse Creek-Hancock; Mrs Lewis Metz-Cumberland; Mrs James Stottlemyer-Little Orleans; Mrs Huldah A Stoner-Hancock. Burial in Buck Valley Christian.

JOHNSON 09 Dec 1952 Mrs Mary J Johnson, 77, died today at home of dau Mrs Harry Mallow, on Valley Road. Born in New Creek WV, a dau of Bunion Wilfong and Sarah Johnson. Her husband Jacob B Johnson died 28 May 1935. Surviving are sons, Walter O Johnson and Dorsey R Johnson, Valley Road; Stanley B Johnson-Potomac Park; Vincent C Johnson-Red Creek WV; daughters Mrs H W Breedlove-Cresaptown; Miss Lena G Johnson-Valley Road.

MAREAN 26 Jul 1952 Death of Everett L Marean, 48, Assistant City Engineer (photo).

MILLER 02 Mar 1952 Herbert Miller- Mary Louise Burkett wedding announcement of 19 Jan 1952; Alberta Miller-William Zembower wedding announcement of 26 Jan 1952

MILLER 07 Jan 1952 Lonaconing-Christopher Columbus Miller, 64, d. last night in Allegany County Hospital where he had been a patient since January 2. A son of the late Christopher Miller and Sarah Wiland he ran a garage for 42 years. Born in Germany 10 Aug 1887, widow is Bessie Garlitz; daughters, Mrs Adeline Condon-here, Mrs Glenna VanHorn-Cumberland; Mrs Eleanor Valentine-Baltimore; sons, Aden and Earl-here; brothers, Charles Miller-Lonaconing; Lloyd Miller-Avilton; Edward Miller-Myersdale; sisters, Mrs Ada DeVall-Baltimore; Mrs Delphia Jones-Omaha NE.

MILLER 06 Mar 1952 Herbert Miller-Mary Louise Burkett wedding photo.

NELSON 24 Mar 1952 Branson J Nelson, 49, Allegany County constable, died at home on Bowman’s Addition. Wife, Ludie W Nelson, d. 03 May 1963 in Gettysburg PA; b. Maysville WV, dau of Joseph Martin and Magdalene Warner; son, Clyde B Nelson.

NORTHCRAFT 22 Apr 1952 Mrs Agnes A Northcraft, 82, d. Sunday 20 Apr 1952 at home in Fulton Co; b. 23 Dec 1869 in Fulton Co, widow of Vernon Northcraft who d. 1947; dau of Joseph and Elizabeth Smith; daughters, Mrs Delphine Clingerman-Artemas; Mrs Zoe Fischer and Mrs Opal Smith-Amaranth; sons, Vernon Northcraft and Theodore Northcraft-Artemas; Leo Northcraft-Artemas; sisters, Mrs Blanche Smith-Versailles; Mrs Ethel Leasure-Amaranth; brothers, Scott Smith-Amaranth; Roy Smith-Little Orleans; Ross Smith-Hancock.

O’NEAL 10 Mar 1952 John Thomas O’Neal, 77, d. 09 Mar 1952 at home of dau Mrs Wilbert Cessna, Beans Cove; Born 14 Jun 1874, a son of William C O’Neal and Sarah Morgan; daughters, Mrs Anderson Ketterman-Bedford; Mrs Lelia Trail-Flintstone; Mrs Salina Messersmith-Little Orleans; Miss Bertha O’Neal-Washington DC; sons, Herbert O’Neal-Knoxville TN; Herman O’Neal-Flintstone; Elmo M. O’Neal-Bedford; brothers, Alva O’Neal-Cumberland; Hayes O’Neal-Lakewood OH; Samuel O’Neal-Clearville; Jesse O’Neal-Christie Road; Columbus O’Neal-Hagerstown; sisters, Mrs Franklin Walker-Pasadena CA; Mrs Robert Street-Christie Road.

OFTEN 22 Jan 1952 Mrs. Alida Rose Often , 37, of Bowman's Addition died at Memorial Hospital yesterday. She was born March 1, 1914, at Fargo N. D. Surviving are her husband Charles Victor Often Sr.; one daughter Mrs. James Miller, city; three sons, Charles Victor Jr., William Leonard, and Christopher Frederick Often at home; three brothers, Roy, Ingwald, and Joseph Anglelshaug, Portland, Ore.; four sisters, Mrs. Frederick Waller, and Mrs. Matt Lee, both of Portland Ore.; Mrs. John O. Bakken, Havre Mont.; Mrs. Selmer Kjorsvik, Woodinville, Wash. The body is at Hafer's Funeral Home where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Oscar B. Gerhart, pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.

PORTMESS 08 Dec 1952 Mrs Donald Portmess, Mrs Ruth (Hardman) Portmess, 43, died 05 Dec 1952 in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Sons, Donald Portmess, Curtis Portmess, Gilbert Portmess; daughters, Miss Eileen Portmess; brothers; Carl Hardman, Lee Hardman; Earl Hardman-all of Cumberland; sisters, Nell Hardman, Grace Hardman, and Mrs John Minnick-all of Cumberland. Burial in Baltimore City Cemetery.

RICE 16 Oct 1952 Benjamin W Rice, 80, died at Allegany County Infirmary on 15 Oct 1952; a son of Solomon Rice and Rebecca Tharp; wife, Florence Rice died before him; sons, Clarence R Rice, Paul M Rice, and Dr Robert W Rice all of Cumberland; daughters, Mrs Gladys Gannon-Sykesville; Mrs Lucille M Schultz. Burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 26 Feb 1952 Mrs Effie Jane Smith, 84, d. 25 Feb 1952 at Allegany Co Infirmery, resided with son, P. Thomas Smith-Cumberland St.; b. in Bedford Co; dau of Mr and Mrs Solomon Diehl; husband Phil F Smith died in 1929; auto dealership in Cumberland; dau, Mrs John M Haws-Baltimore; brothers, Harvey Diehl-Bedford; Reeder Jack Diehl-Bedford; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

SMITH 06 Feb 1952 Eva M Smith, 75, Central Ave, died while visiting son Charles 0 Smith-Prince Frederick; dau of Howard Humbardson and Amanda Plummer; widow of John Smith who died years ago; other sons, Earl Smith-Cumberland; George W Smith-Wilmington DE; Walter E Smith-Cumberland; William H Smith-N J; Albert H Smith-Cumberland.

SMITH 2l Sep 1952 George A Smith, 81, Fulton St, died 31 Aug 1952 in Allegany County lnfirmry. A father-in-law of R Emmett Flynn-police chief; born 13 Aug 1871 in Cumberland, his wife Anna Frances Smith preceded him in death; daughter, Elinor F Flynn-Cumberland; brother, Adam Smith-Cumberland.

SMITH 09 Feb 1952 Miss Susie Smith, 48, Thomas St, d. Allegany Hospital, b. 12 May 1903, dau of Walter Smith and Clara Long; brothers, Andrew Jackson Smith-Orleans; William Henry Smith Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Mary J Cook-Philadelphia; Mrs Margaret Barnett-Washington DC; Mrs Clara Claggett-Cumberland.

SMITH 27 Aug 1952 Mrs Mabel V Smith, 53, Oak St, d. 27 Aug 1952, b. 06 Jun 1899, dau of Charles Cage and Anna Williams; dau Mrs Dorothy E Robertson-Cumberland; brothers, Harry Cage, John C Cage, Edward C Cage, Claude Cage, all of Cumberland. Burial in Hillcrest.

SMITH 12 Feb 1952 Margaret V (Critchfield) Smith, 77, of Cumberland Valley, d. Grafton WV; b. 22 Aug 1875, sons Carl C Smith-Bedford; Allen Smith-Bedford; daus, Mrs Robert Shipe-Oldtown; Mrs Virgil Armstrong-Grafton WV.

SMITH 14 Jul 1952 Edmund Earl Smith, 52, Seymour St, drowned in South Branch; b. Cumberland son of Edmund B Smith and Jeanette Bowden; wife, Mildred Bush; brothers, Ray B Smith Pittsburgh; Robert G Smith-Cumberland; Frank L Smith-Cumberland; daus, Mrs Helen O'Neal; Mrs Pearl Hinkle; Mrs Minnie Middleton; Miss Mary Lena Smith-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 02 Nov 1952 Engagement of Vernon Kimmell Smith, son of Mrs and Mr B Kimmell Smith-Flintstone to Dorothy Jane Stafford, dau of Mrs and Mr Joseph B Stafford, Williams Road.

SMITH 21 Sep 1952 J. Adam Smith, 75, Bedford St, died 20 Sep 1952 in Memorial Hospital. Employed at Cut Rate Shoes a son of George Smith and Margaret Mizel; widow is Lillian Wright, Interment in Rose Hill.

WELLER 11 Oct 1952 Morgantown WV-Lloyd William Weller, 78, who served 13 years as a policeman in Kingwood, died yesterday at his home. Born in Pennsylvania, he had lived in Monongehelia County the last 14 years and was caretaker of the Morgantown Recreational Center; his parents were the late Jacob H Weller and Mary E Allison. Surviving are his widow, the former Laura Garlitz, three daughters; Mrs Elva Brotemarkle and Mrs Esther Askey-Cumberland, and Mrs Della Scott-Greencastle; a brother, Howard Weller-Cumberland, five grandchildren and a great grand-child. The body is at the Dering Funeral Home. Services and interment will be conducted Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Howesville, near Kingwood.

WELLER 25 Aug 1952 Paul Rollo Weller , 58, of 522 Bedford Street, chief mechanic of the automobile division of yard traffic at the Amecell plant of Celenese Corporation, died this morning in Memorial Hospital. Mr. Weller became ill Saturday at his ottage at Deep Creek Lake and was admitted to the hospital the same day. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church; Chosen Friends Lodge 34, IOOF; Cumberland Encampment 23, IOOF; Cumberland Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Cumberland Lodge 271, Loyal Order of Moose, and the El Fidel Club. He had been employed at the Amecell plant 15 years. Mr. Weller was the son of Lloyd Weller of Morgantown W. Va. and the late Mrs. Rhoda (Shoemaker) Weller. H e is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha (Often) Weller; a daughter, Mrs. Frankland Sine, Roberts Place; two sisters, Mrs Robert Askey and Mrs. James Brotemarkle, both of this city, and three grand children. The family requests that flowers be omitted. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home.

ZEMBOWER 16 Aug 1952 Mrs Elmira Zembower, 86, widow of F A Zembower, d. 15 Aug 1952 at home of son Theodore K Zembower. A native of Bedford Road, she was a dau of Hiram H Hardinger and Hester Ann McElfish; four other sons, Hiram H Zembower and Charles F Zembower-Bedford Valley; George A Zembower-Washington DC; Cortez C Zembower-Bedford Road; daughters, Mrs Nellie E Neff and Mrs Zella M Brant-Bedford Road; brother, Edwin Hardinger-Hazen Road; sister, Mrs Sarah Sliger.

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BARHAM 27 Mar 1953 Eureka CA-Everett Barham, 83, former resident died 26 Mar 1953 where he resided with son Everett F Barham; other sons, Benjamin Barham and Allen Barham of CA; Charles Barham-Cumberland; daughters, Mrs Wesley H Abrams and Mrs Dorothy J Often-Cumberland and Mrs Katherine Lindsay-Mineola NY, Mrs Elinor DeGruchy-Hampstead NY.

BRIDGES 03 Apr 1953 Margaret Alice Bridges, 80, died today at the home of daughter Mrs W E Castle-Arch Street. Born in Chaneysville a dau of Mr and Mrs Barthalow, Husband George W Bridges preceded her in death. Surviving are other daughters Mrs Nettie Gray,and Mrs Leona Wilson-Cumberland; Mrs Rose Caruso-Reading PA; sons Charles A Bridges and Howard R Bridges-Akron OH; Edgar W Bridges-Cumberland. Burial in Rose Hill.

HARDMAN 01 May 1953 Miss Gladys E Hardman, 62, native of Bedford Valley, died in Miami FL; dau of late Henry H Hardman and Hannah Wilson; brothers, R S Hardman-Warren OH; W E Hardman-Cumberland; sister Mrs Lula T Crass-Cumberland.

HELMICK 16 Sep 1953 John A Helmick, 63, Hancock, died 15 Sep 1953 in Hagerstown, born in Lost River WV, a son of John Helmick and Ellen Whetzel; widow Bertie Riggleman; sons, Harry Helmick and John Helmick-home; Guy Helmick-Keyser WV; Loring Helmick-RD 4 city; Raymond Helmick-Cresaptown; Cleland Helmick-Flintstone; Frank Helmick-Hancock; daus, Mrs Basil Grogg-Wiley Ford WV; Mrs Calvin Ganow-McDonald PA; Mrs Kenneth McCusker-Hancock; brothers, Perrin Helmick, Benjamin Helmick, Charles Helmick; sisters; Mrs Bernice Strawderman Mrs Rose Taylor; Mrs Sadie Boswell; burial in Biertown Cemetery, Rawlings.

KREITZBURG 16 Nov 1953 Mrs Martha Kreitzburg, Frostburg-Mrs Martha (Lemmert) Kreitzburg, 87, widow of William H Kreitzburg, died this morning at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. She resided with her only son, Earl Kreitzburg, 141 Centre St; sisters, Mrs Katie Lutz-Dearborn MI; brother, William Lemmert-Frostburg; gr-daus, Mrs John Westplate-Kenosha WI and Mrs Ronald Ellis-Cresaptown, burial in Eckhart Cemetery.

SMITH 27 Jul 1953 George W Smith, 84, of Glenn St, died 25 Jul 1953. A native of Ft Carvin PA, a son of Robert and Mary Crawford Smith; wife Rose Katherine Kirby died in 1950; children, Mrs Chauncey Black-Cumberland; Robert W Smith-Cleveland; George W Smith-Cumberland sister, Mrs Ezra Deal-Narrows Park. Interment in Rose Hill.

SMITH 30 Sep 1953 Lawrence E Smith, 75, Shades Lane, d. 29 Sep 1953; son of John Smith and Catherine Schaidt; wife, Emelie Lauderback preceded him in death; sons, Robert L Smith Cumberland; J E Smith-Cumberland; daus, Mrs Martha Albright-Ellerslie; Mrs Louise Means and Mrs Catherine McGee-Cumberland; brothers, Louis A Smith-San Francisco; William G Smith-Frederick; sisters, Mrs Margaret Schiller, Mrs Amalia Morton, Miss Sophia Smith-Cumberland; step-sister, Mrs Frank Shanholtz-Amaranth. Burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

SMITH 22 Feb 1953 Engagement of Mae Smith dau of Mr and Mrs Frederick Smith, Little Orleans to Ivan Royce Northcraft-Artemas PA.

SMITH 17 Nov 1953 Walter B Smith, formerly of Green Ridge, d. 11 Nov 1953 in Butler NY. Mr Smith died at his home at Montezuma NY, a son of Mr & Mrs Albert Smith formerly of Green Ridge. Widow, Mrs Rose (Helmer) Smith, daus, Mrs Deloris Townsend-Auburn NY; Charlotte Smith, Joann Smith, Beverly Smith, Sandra Smith, Pamela Smith. Sons, Dale Smith-USN; Harold Smith, Rodney Smith, Edward Smith-at home. Brother, Albert Smith Jr-Seneca NY, sisters Mrs Vernon Hebb-Montezuma NY; Mrs Holmes Atkinson; Mrs Vernon Bennett Montezuma; Mrs Carlton Worshan-Baltimore; Mrs Robert Helmer-Morgantown WV.

SMITH 07 Feb 1953 Virgil Merlin Smith, 57, died in Bedford County Hospital, a son of John Calvin Smith and Minnie Mower, widow is Zella Wertz, children Marlene Smith and John Smith-at home.

WILLS 23 Jul 1953 Mt Savage-Harry Urvan Wills, 70, native of Mt Savage died Monday 20 Jul 1953 at home in Elkins WV. Ill a month after a heart attack on July 6.Son of the late John P Wills and Emma L Tharp, he resided in Elkins since 1902. Retired WM RR carpenter and operated a grocery store in Elkins at one time. Widow Mrs Mary Grace Brown and sister Mrs James Nelson-Cumberland survive. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery.

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ALLISON 12 Dec 1954 Gabriel Harrison Allison, 42, Footer Place d. 09 Dec 1954 on west side of Town Hill, 50 yards below Shipley Road off Rt 40 , on a hunting trip and buried in Hillcrest Park. A native of Cessna PA, a son of Jacob and Rose Allison, widow Harriett L Bridges Allison, son James H Allison and Carl L Allison, daus Margaret R Allison, Carolyn L Allison and Delores J Allison-all at home; brothers, F Howard Allison-Paw Paw; Herbert T Allison-Baltimore; Elwood N Allison-Frederick; sisters, Mrs Bessie Mauzy-Flintstone; Mrs Marion Warner-Wheaton; Mrs Ethel Barnes-Flintstone.

BARNES 03 Feb 1954 Westernport-Elwood Sheridan Barnes, 79, Moscow MD, d. 02 Feb 1954 at Miners Hospital, Frostburg MD; born in Barton Md, a son of Mr & Mrs Samuel D Barnes, his wife Sara (Diehl) Barnes died in 1944; sons, Raymond Barnes-Moscow; Dewey Barnes-Frostburg; Thomas Barnes-Pontiac MI; dau, Mrs Lora Palmer-Frostburg.

BARNES 13 Jan 1954 Hancock-Clair Barnes, 70, d. Sat, 09 Jan 1954 in Washington Co Hosp, Hagerstown and buried in Fairview Cemetery; a son of Oliver Barnes and Jennie Campbell ; survivors, his widow, Mrs Jennie (Vann) Barnes-Hagerstown; daughter, Mrs Earnie Knapp-Ashly WV; son, Edward C Barnes-Hancock; step-daus, Mrs Rosella Berry-Alexandria VA; Mrs Caroline Powell-Hagerstown; Mrs Stella Hanlin-Indianola PA; Mrs Dorothy Hanlin-Keyser WV; Mrs Flo Clingerman-Hancock; step-sons, Cletus Vann-Hagerstown; Elmer Vann-Arizona; sisters, Mrs Lillie Clingerman and Mrs Lottie Clingerman-Monesson PA; Mrs Stella Barnes-Pittsburg; Mrs Jessa York-Clinton TN.

BARNES 21 Jul 1954 James Oscar Barnes, 61, husband of Mrs Lulu Robison Barnes-Artemas and son of David Barnes and Francis Smith; dau, Mrs Hartford Hartley-Carmichael PA; Mrs Ralph Morris-Inglesmith;; Miss Alverta Zoe Barnes-home; brothers, Lester Barnes and Stanley Barnes-Inglesmith; Acquilla Barnes-Monessen PA; Watson Barnes-Flintstone; burial in Fairview.

BENNETT 02 Aug 1954 Abraham Ritchey Bennett, 95, d. 01 Aug 1954; b. 31 Jan 1859 in Artemas a son of Israel Bennett and Susanna Martin; widow, Alcinda Smith; sons Russell Bennett-Cumberland; Bertie Bennett-Pittsburgh; Stanley Bennett-Stephen City VA; Vernon Bennett-Hagerstown; daus, Mrs Ethel Mills-Philadelphia; Mrs Meleta Hitchens-Cumberland; Mrs Susan Walizer; burial in Fairview.

BISHOP 11 Oct 1954 William Bernard Bishop, 74, d. 10 Oct 1954 at home in Hancock; son of Joseph Bishop and Georgianna Robey; sisters, Mrs Florence Zeis and Mrs Cora McCusker-both Hancock, and Mrs Mary McCullough-Cumberland; brothers Jesse Bishop-Hancock, and Ross Bishop-Cumberland.

CLAYTON 09 Oct 1954 Mrs Juanita S Clayton, 36, wife of Gerald W Clayton, Brant Road; d. 08 Oct 1954 and buried in Zion Cemetery.

ELBIN Mar 25, 1954 Mrs Amy C Elbin, 69, of Willowbrook Road, died today after a 6 year illness. Born in Hewitt, PA, she was a dau of Austin Hartsock and Nancy Robinette. Survivors are, husband, Silas Elbin-Artemas; son, Robert Elbin-Tacoma Park, MD; daughters, Mrs Ada Hamburg; Mrs Leah Robosson; Miss Ethel Elbin all of Cumberland; brother, Fred Hartsock-Bedford Valley, PA; sisters, Mrs John Morse and Mrs Hulda Barnhart, both of Cumberland; burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

HOOPENGARDNER 24 May 1954 Hancock-John L Hoopengardner, 76, d. 22 May 1954 and buried in Buck Valley Christian Cemetery, a son of George Hoopengardner and Mary Northcraft, widow Elsie Bottenfield; dais, Mrs Gladys Hartung-Portsmouth VA; Mrs Ada Ritz-Buck Valley; Mrs Blanche Shriver-Hagerstown; sons, Guy Hoopengardner-Hancock; William H Hoopengardner-Hagerstown; sisters, Mrs Harriett Metz-Cumberland; Mrs Edna Stottlemyer-Little Orleans; Mrs Hulda Stoner-Hancock; Mrs Jessie Creek-Hancock.

KREITZBURG 01 Sep 1954 Mrs Bertha Armita Kreitzburg, d. 31 Aug 1954 in Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted Aug 29. Born in Westernport a dau of William L Mickey and Susan Lyberger; husband George Kreitzburg preceded her in death; Surviving are a dau; Mrs Charles Dick-LaVale; sister, Mrs Maude McFarland-Bedford Road and a grand-child; burial in Hillcrest Burial Park.

PENNEL 13 Sep 1954 Everett-Mrs Mary Edith Pennel, 82, widow of Alva W Pennel Sr, d. 10 Sep 1954 at home of dau Mrs Pearl Diehl-Ft Wayne IN, and burial in Rock Hill Cemetery, Bedford Co;born 19 Jul 1872, a dau of Simon Wigfield and Marie Kennard; other daus, Mrs Mary Logsdon-Mt Savage; Mrs Laura Morgan-Elide OH; and Mrs Sara Foltz-Ft Wayne IN; sons, Walter E Pennel-Winter Park FL and A W Pennel Jr-Cumberland; brothers George Wigfield-Altoona and John Wigfield-Ca.

SHERTZER 15 Jun 1954 Mrs Wilhelmina Shertzer, 91, widow of John Michael Shertzer, 619 Centre St d. 14 Jun 1954 in Sacred heart Hospital, a patient since May 1. Born 13 Oct 1863 a dau of Mathias Gruber and Wilhelmina Abeling. Survivors, Leonard M Shertzer, Cincinnati OH; services in the Stein Funeral Home and in St Lukes Lutheran Church with interment in the church cemetery..

SHERTZER 27 Jun 1954 Wedding picture and write-up for Dorothy Lee Shertzer, dau of Edward Shertzer-Roberts Place and Ensign Francis Anthony Ruffo, son of Mr and Mrs Sam Ruffo, Frostburg.

SMITH 04 Jul 1954 Engagement of Vera Louise Smith, dau of Ellery D Smith, Flintstone to Robert J Clites, son of Russell Clites, Flintstone.

SMITH 12 Jul 1954 Lula Mae Smith, 79, widow of Percy Smith, d. 23 June 1954 in Laurel MD; dau, Mrs Fay Wilcox-Laurel; son, Reginald Smith-Baltimore.

SMITH 09 Oct 1954 Buffalo Mills-Mrs Anna May (Brady) Smith, 78, d. 08 Oct 1954 at home. Survivors include, husband William E Smith; children Mrs Daisy Ruth Beaver-Patterson’s Creek WV; Merle Stanley Smith-Miami FL; Mrs Margaret Irene Pleacher-Claysburg; Mrs Ada Pearl Holler Cumberland; Samuel Ransom Smith-Bedford; Mrs Josephine Edna Robertson-Buffalo Mills.

SMITH 14 Aug 1954 SFC Otis Lynn Smith, 28, Humbird St, drowned 18 Jul 1954 in Labrador; b. 31 May 1926; widow, Gertrude H Smith of Ft Townsend WA; children, Larry Smith and Lorraine Smith-at home; father, Theodore Smith-Falls Church VA; sisters, Mrs George Athey-Braddock Road; Mrs Alvin Moore-New York City; brothers, Benjamin W Smith and Paul T Smith Cumberland.

SMITH 07 Feb 1954 Wedding Announcement-Deloris E Smith, dau of Stewart S Smith of Artemas PA to Paul Ray Twigg, son of Mr John E Twigg, Ft Ashby WV.

SMITH 09 Nov 1954 Clinton Calvin Smith, 72, Maryland Ave, d. 08 Nov 1954; b. in Somerset PA a son of Jacob Smith and Mary Ranker; widow, Mrs Cecelia Suder Smith; dau Mrs Charles R Allender; gr-son Robert MacMillan and ;sister, Mrs Anne Baker-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 26 Jul 1954 Otto C Smith, 58, Gephart Dr; d. 24 Jul 1954, buried in St Luke's Cemetery.

SMITH 29 Sep 1954 Harry Mullen Smith, 63, d. 28 Sep 1954 at Edgewood Dr; b. in Cumberland a son of Mr & Mrs Charles H Smith (WMRR); widow, Emily M Wiegand; sons, Kenneth A Smith, Mullen H Smith, Donald W Smith; sister, Mrs Myrtle R Slote-all of Cumberland, burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 10 Oct 1954 Marriage Announcement of Betty Irene Smith dau of Mr & Mrs George Smith to Dale Ernest Schaidt son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Schaidt- Oldtown.

SMITH 07 Mar 1954 Wedding Announcement-Bruce Smith, son of William Smith and the late Mrs Smith to Vanessa Lloyd of Virginia Avenue, dau of Mrs Louis Buell-Baltimore.

SMITH 2l Mar 1954 Wedding Announcement-Joyce Arlene Smith, Valley Road, dau of H Arthur Smith to Robert Dale Harvey of Shaft, son of Charles S Harvey.

TWIGG 15 Nov 1954 Earl Twigg, 57, Brice Hollow Road, d. 14 Nov 1954, born Town Creek a son of Mose Twigg and Ehrmar Ellis; widow, Mrs Ethel Pearl (Valentine) Twigg, children, Mrs John William Holliday, RD 4; Earl F Twigg-USAF; Miss Ethel Twigg-home; foster-son, Carl F Twigg-USMC; bro, Clay Twigg-Irons Mt; sister Mrs Ira Robinette-RD4, burial in Davis memorial Park.

WILLS 12 Dec 1954 Mrs Minnie Wills, 80, former resident of Westernport d. 11 Dec 1954 in Amarillo TX; a dau of Mr & Mrs Peter Krampf; widow of William H Wills; resided with dau Mrs William B Mullins-Amarillo TX; son Raynor Wills-Baltimore; brother Charles Krampf-Ridgeley, burial in Philos Cem.

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ALT 13 Oct 1955 Isaac Sherman Alt, 79, born Pendleton Co WV, son of Capt. Isaac Alt and Rebecca Johnson; widow, Charity C. (Alt) Alt. Burial in Lahmansville Cemetery.

BECK Nov 10, 1955 Death of Stanley F. Beck, 65, died at the home of his sister, R B Anderson, Confluence, PA. Son of Daniel H.Beck and Emma Mauk , a veteran and a carpenter. Other sisters, Mrs. John P. Miller- Cumberland, MD; Mrs. Ethel Loy-Canton, OH; and Mrs. Charles Michael-Akron, OH, and brother Daniel C. Beck-Kendalls, PA.

BENNETT 28 Jan 1955 Mrs Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Bennett, 87, Montezuma NY d. 27 Jan 1955 in Auburn NY; dau of Mr & Mrs Lewis Smith; husband, Nelson Bennett preceded her in death; daus, Mrs Blanche Lynch-Cumberland; Mrs Ida Gillum-NY; sons, Wade Bennett; Howard Bennett-NY; Earl Bennett-Newark; Wilbur Bennett-Clyde NY; Boyd Bennett-Auburn NY sisters, Mrs Agnes Bennett and Mrs A R Bennett-Cumberland and Mrs Anna Schaffer Inglesmith.

CLINGERMAN 04 Sep 1955 Marriage photo and article Betty Jane Clingerman , Shades Lane and John O Diggs

DICKEN 26 Jan 1955 Lon Dicken, 84, Bowman’s Addition found dead yesterday 25 Jan 1955, burial in Zion Park.

GROWDEN 12 Sep 1955 Melvin Wilson Growden, 43, died of a heart attack. Farmer and truck driver for Howell Coal Co. a son of Charles Growden and Etta Hardman. Survived by widow Mary M Cooper and brother Alvin M Growden.

HARDMAN 12 Dec 1955 Shannon A. Hardman, 91, 114 Bellview St, died 11 Dec 1955. Born in Bedford Valley, a son of Levi Hardman and Mary Smith, his wife Mrs Flora Bowden preceded him in death; sons, Carl B. Hardman; Earl S. Hardman; and Lee A. Hardman; all of Cumberland; daughters Miss Nelle M Hardman and Miss Grace M. Hardman of Cumberland and Mrs Mildred L Minnicks-Baltimore Pike; sister Mrs Alice Bruner-Centreville, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

HENDRICKSON 03 Sep 1955 Mazie Ellen (Smith) Hendrickson, 90, died 02 Sep 1955 in Memorial Hospital buried in Hillcrest. a dau of James Smith and Phoebe Cooper, her husband, William A Hendrickson died 41 years ago (1914). Children, Mrs Margaret Lee-Cumberland; Crawford C Hendrickson-Hagerstown; 0 Paul Hendrickson-Braddock Farms; Mrs Edward Jenkins Locust Grove; Mrs Alice Jewell-Locust Grove; step-sons; John Hendrickson-LaVale; Ralph V Hendrickson-Braddock Farms.

HERRING 09 Nov 1955 Mrs Lavania Herring, wife of Edgar C Herring, died 08 Nov 1955 at home on Browning Street. A native of Zihlman, a daughter of John B Koontz and Laura Stevens and a member of Grace Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; and sons Neff C Herring-Cumberland; Sgt John C Herring-Washington DC; daughters, Mrs Laura Holmes, Mrs Louise Knick; Mrs Betty Appell; Mrs Audrey Carpenter; and Mrs Janet Cassell all of Cumberland; brothers John B Koontz-Hyattsville and Oscar Koontz-Frostburg; sisters, Mrs Stella Koontz-Cumberland; Mrs Elsie Lehr-Akron; Mrs Anna Jeffries-Frostburg.

MILLER 02 Sep 1955 Miller Family Reunion set this Sunday 04 Sep 1955.

MILLER 23 Nov 1955 Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Miller, 50, wife of Walter T. Miller, died Wednesday at her home on the Baltimore Pike following an illness of two weeks. A native of Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late George E. and Arintha (Mann) Hardman. Mrs. Miller was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband are three sons; Herbert L. Miller, Hagerstown and LaMar J. and Merrill W. Miller, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Wilda Mae Holtzman and Mrs. Arleen Higgins, both of Hagerstown; Mrs. Alberta Zembower, Baltimore Pike, and Misses Audrey A. And Patricia E. Miller , both at home; two brothers, Joseph B. Hardman, Christie Road, and Marshall E. Hardman, Oldtown Road; three sisters, Mrs. Pleasant Messick, Everett, Mrs. Bessie Raines, Baltimore Pike, and Mrs. Rhoda Pennel, DeHaven Road, and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Silcox Funeral Residence where it will remain until 12:30 p.m. Sunday when it will be taken to Pleasant Grove Methodist Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Arden R. Beck and Rev. Jacob H. Snyder, pastor of Kingsley Methodist Church will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Smith, Charles Zembower, James Michaels, Hiram Wakeman, Orvil Blubaugh, and Clayton Twigg.

MORELAND 30 Jul 1955 Moreland Crash [Photos]- deaths of Paul Lee Moreland, 37, and Mrs Grace Moreland, 34, on Rt 40 on Summitt Mountain visiting Mr & Mrs Oral G Nicholas former Cresap Park neighbors. Injured Cecelia, 13, Nancy,9, Alan,7, and Harold Lytle, 32, McKeesport, driver of the other vehicle. Paul Moreland , born Levels WV son of Philip E Showalter and Vilinda Showalter. Mrs Moreland was a daughter of Ervin Meyers and Mrs Gertrude C (Bridges) Borden.

MORELAND 25 Dec 1955 Photo of Moreland children headed for Mooseheart.

MYERS 22 Sep 1955 Herman W Myers, 27, son of Mr & Mrs Herman L Myers, Pear St promoted to Asst Supervisor of Wilkes-Barre office of Social Security Administration. Graduated in 1946 from Allegany High. Married Miss Helen Valentine, dau of Mr & Mrs Fred Valentine, Cumberland.

PENSINGER 16 Nov 1955 Mrs Jennie Pensinger, 88, widow of Daniel Pensinger, died at home of dau Mrs Lottie May Clearville. Born in Little Orleans, dau of Joseph Norris and Mary Creek, surviving are; another dau Mrs Lillie Smith-Cumberland; son Conda Smith- Little Orleans; brothers Nelson Norris-New York City; Roscoe Norris-Little Orleans; George Norris-McKeesport; sister Mrs Belle Montgomery-McKeesport; step-sons, Banner Smith-Piney Grove; Roy Smith Norristown; step-dau, Mrs Cordelia Carson-Amaranth, burial in Piney Plains.

SMITH 28 Jan 1955 Henry Thomas Smith, 72, d. 27 Jan 1955 on Valley Street; son of Peter D Smith and Mary Gormer; widow, Anna E Krause; dau, Mrs Joseph A Pohling-Hagerstown; Burial in St Luke’s.

SMITH 22 Apr 1955 William H Smith, 58, died 21 Apr 1955 on Columbia Avenue a son of Charles J Smith and Anna Lowery, widow, Olive M Stonebreaker; sons, William E Smith-Cumberland; Charles H Smith-Hagerstown; sister, Elva E Grau-Baltimore; brothers George E Smith; C Walter Smith; Harry J Smith; John R Smith; Carl L Smith; R Eugene Smith and Jack F Smith-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 30 Oct 1955 Levi Smith, Altoona, died Thursday 27 Oct 1955 in Altoona Hospital, survivors, son David W Smith-Cumberland; daus, Mrs Nellie Clawson-Cresson PA; Mrs William Clark-Altoona, Mrs William C Lowe-Detroit Mi.

SMITH 07 Nov 1955 Benjamin W Smith, 49, Bedford St, died 06 Nov 1955, a native of Harrisonburg VA; son of Gideon Smith and Amanda Crider; brothers John Smith-Spring Gap; Hobart Smith Baltimore; Samson Smith-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Loy Moyer-Washington DC; Mrs Lester Valentine-North Branch; Mrs Robert Nazelrod- Bowman’s Addition; Mrs Mark Koontz Harrisburg; Mrs Vernon Bell-Flintstone; burial in Mt Tabot Cemetery-Spring Gap.

SMITH 01 Nov 1955 Paul L Smith, 53, Pittsburgh died 31 Oct 1955; a son of Harry L Smith and Nora A Wishmyer, widow, Mrs Coe Keister-Kittanning PA; son, Jack Smith-Pittsburgh; dau, Mrs Robert Cox-Wintergarden FL; brothers, Ralph L Smith-Pensacola FL, Harry E Smith and Norman T Smith-both of Cumberland; sister, Mrs Merle Wann-Champaign IL.

SMITH 07 May 1955 Herbert D Smith, 44, Braddock St a son of William H Smith and Catherine King; widow, Elizabeth Brady; children, Catherine Smith and Darby Smith-at home; sisters, Mrs Joseph A Mackert; Mrs Paul C Weisenmiller; Mrs Clara Gayhart-all of Cumberland; Miss Margaret Smith-LaVale; brothers, William R E Smith and Chandler F Smith-Cumberland and Lollar Smith-Cleveland.

SMITH 18 Jul 1955 Mrs Olive R Smith, 67, wife of Ira Dolph Smith, Bedford St died 17 Jul 1955. Born in Flintstone a dau of John C Robinette and Evelyn Hendrickson. Survived by brother John Robinette-Alhambra CA.

SMITH 01 Dec 1955 Webster Mason Smith, 63, died 30 Nov 1955. son of Morgan Smith and Martha Cavender, widow Mrs Edna Sowers, sons Earl Smith-Angola IL; Carl Smith and John Smith Flintstone; daus, Mrs Ray Hornbaker-Clearspring; Mrs Menns Ash-New Castle DE; Mrs Homer Teeter and Mrs Dixie Kile-both Flintstone; Miss Vera Smith-home; brothers, William Smith-Cumberland and Russell Smith-Belle Grove.

SMITH 04 Apr 1955 Mrs Elizabeth Smith, 54, died 03 Apr 1955 in a Miami Hospital. Born in Cumberland a dau of B Frank and Emma Shaffer. Surviving are husband, C Wilfred Smith and brothers and sisters.

TRUE 07 Aug 1955 Mrs Bertie Ella True, 63, Big Cove Tannert, PA, died 06 Aug 1955, in Hagerstown. Born 03 May 1892, a dau of Solomon Smith and Ella Wilson. Surviving are dau-Mrs Helen DeLancey-Big Cove Tannery; Mrs Cora Kulp-Berkeley Springs WV; sons, Floyd M True -Lyons NY; Holis W True; Charles W True; Huber 0 True; and Herman D True-Baltimore; and Stanley B True-N Rose NY, a brother, Gilbert Smith-Beacon NY Vet Hosp; and Mrs Blanche Long-Greensburg PA. Burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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BENNETT 0l Jun 1956 Enos Earl Bennett, 45, Columbia St, son of Bruce P Bennett and Cora A Smith; widow Julia Pelican; dau, Marlene McClung-Kansas City; brothers, Thomas Bennett-Baltimore; Melvin Bennett, Arnold Bennett, Leo Bennett, all of Cumberland.

BISHOP 25 Oct 1956 Amanda A Bishop, widow of Charles E Bishop, 209 Race St, born on Green Ridge a dau Martin V Smith and Mary Cessna, a member of First Church of Christ Scientist, Brothers, Saul Smith and Elmer Smith-Cresaptown; Lafayette Smith-Green Ridge; Sanford "Jack" Smith-Cumberland, sister; Mrs Agnes Shoemaker-Cumberland, burial in Mt Olive-Sideling Hill.

CHAMBERS 06 Jun 1956 Richard C Chambers, 166 N Mechanic St graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore KY.

CLINGERMAN 24 Mar 1956 Mrs Jennie Clingerman, 64, died today at home of daughter Mrs Watson Barnes-Artemas; born in Allegany Co a dau of Price Shipley and Amanda June Fletcher.

CRAWFORD 21 Feb 1956 Keyser-Mrs Bonita Shirley Crawford, 16, wife of Raymond E Crawford, died 19 Feb 1956; a dau of Harvey Broy and Vernetta Robertson; child Raymond E Crawford Jr.; Burial in Queens Point-Piedmont

DIDAWICK 20 May 1956 Mrs Rosie Mae Often Didawick, 60, wife of John Didawick, Bowman’s Addition, died yesterday while being taken to Memorial Hospital. Born in Washington Co, she was the dau of William W Thomas and Rosie Foreman. Surviving besides her husband are a dau Leota Holmes-Baltimore; three brothers, James Thomas, William Thomas, and Harry Thomas, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs Viola Hershey and Mrs Louis Callie-both of Baltimore; and Mrs Charles Crawford-Cumberland; 5 gr-ch and 5 gr-gr-ch. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. by Rev Jacob H Snyder, pastor of Kingsley Methodist Church. Interment will be in Abe Cemetery on Old Furnace Road near Ridgeley WV.

EATON 26 Feb 1956 Engagement of Miss Jeanne Jenkins to Airman Earl L Eaton Jr. Mr & Mrs Edward Jenkins, Presque Island ME announce the engagement of Jeanne and Earl, son of Earl L Eaton Sr and Mrs Lloyd McCullough.

ELBIN Jul 10, 1956 Silas Elbin, 86, died 10 Jul 1956 at home of daughter Mrs Ada Hamburg, S Mechanic Street, Cumberland; a son of George Elbin and Naomi Lashley; others surviving are: dau, Mrs John Robosson-Bedford Road, Cumberland; Miss Ethel Elbin-Cumberland; son, Robert Elbin-Tacoma Park, MD;½ brother, Simon Elbin-Artemas.

HABEEB 02 Jun 1956 Josephine Habeeb, 68, wife of Edward E Habeeb, died today and was in the hospital since April 2.

HARDMAN 28 Nov 1956 Raymond G Hardman, 67, formerly of Valley Road, died in Garrett Co Hosp today. Born in Bedford Valley PA, wife Grace O Hardman preceded him in death. Cousins survive, a member of Centenary Church, burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

HENDERSHOT 21 Feb 1956 Robert Wayne Hendershot, 7 months old died at home on Laing Ave; a son of Robert Levon Hendershot and Doris Stevenson; sister, Virginia Lee Hendershot; grandparents Mr & Mrs John Stevenson and Mr & Mrs Melvin Hendershot.

HESS 24 Apr 1956 Elizabet E Hess, died 21 Apr 1956 in Baltimore a dau of Charles W Creek and Elizabeth Mellott; husband Charles W Hess; brothers, Roy T. Creek; Earle Creek ; Aubrey Creek; sisters Clara Whitfield-Pitcairn PA; Mrs Bertha Mann-Gaithersburg; Blanche Brown-CA, burial in Bethel Cemetery.

JAY 20 Jun 1956 Everett- Mary Belle Jay, 67, wife of Thomas J Jay, died yesterday at home of dau, Mrs Ernest Lashley-Artemas; a dau of Philip Smith and Sophia Kennard; survivors are daus, Mrs Herman Alsip-Wheeling; Mrs Earlston Clingerman-Artemas; brothers Philip Smith and John Smith-Artemas; sisters Mrs Willie Elbin-Artemas and Mrs Henrietta Bennett-Everett.

MALLOW 03 Oct 1956 Harry Jacob Mallow, 49, Bowman’s Addition died today from heart attack. Widow Della (Johnson) Mallow. Born in Brandywine WV on 18 Jan 1907 a son of William Mallow and Alice Kimble. Son PFC Harry A Mallow-USArmy; Mrs Virgil Mongold-Bowman’s Addition; Vada Ann Mallow-home; Mrs Leon Payne-Bowman’s Addition.

MASON 10 Apr 1956 Mrs Catherine (Crass) Mason, 50, died 08 Apr 1956 in Hanover PA; a dau of Lula T (Hardman) Crass and late George A Crass, married to Bernard C Mason survived by step-children and brothers and sisters.

MORSE 24 Jun 1956 John A Morse, 80, Marion St died yesterday; a son of James and Nancy Morse; brothers, Thomas Morse-La, Perry Morse-McKeesport; Howard Morse-Centreville; sisters, Mrs Robert Barkman-Clearville; Mrs Edgar Breakall-Wiley Ford WV.

PERRIN 09 Aug 1956 Mrs Rosie H Perrin, 78, Baltimore Ave, died yesterday in Markleysburg PA; a dau of Michael Kennard and Martha Smith, widow Charles H Perrin, sons, Thomas Perrin-Cumberland; Michael Perrin-Chaneysville; dau, Mrs Jed Smith-Artemas; brothers, William Kennard-Davis WV; Humphrey Kennard-LaVale; sister, Mrs Donald Irons-city.

POTTS 25 May 1956 Jacob Sherman Potts, 68, Leiper St, died 24 May 1956, born in Inglesmith a son of Jonathan Potts and Amanda Purcell; widow is Mary C Potts, brothers, Albert Potts, and William Potts; sisters, Mrs John Weicht and Mrs Bertha Bennett-Cumberland and Mrs Albert Clingerman-Artemas.

SHAFFER 10 Jul 1956, Anne Shaffer, 81, died in Berkeley Springs Hospital; dau of Lewis Smith and Sarah (Smith) Smith, husband William M Shaffer died 1937; daus, Mrs Esther Boyd-N Rose NY; Oscar L Shaffer-Artemas; Ralph H Shaffer-Everett; George E Shaffer-Auburn NY; Bruce V Shaffer Artemas; sisters, Mrs Bruce Bennett and Mrs A R Bennett-both of Cumberland.

SHIPLEY 24 Mar 1956 Mrs Amanda June Shipley, 85, Artemas died in Cumberland on 23 Mar 1956, a dau of William Fletcher and Nancy Weimer.

SMITH 30 Dec 1956 Mary Elizabeth Sowers to Robert A Smith; Mr & Mrs William Sowers, Valley Road and Mr & Mrs Albert Smith-E 1 st St.

SMITH O8 Jul 1956 Engagement of Annette Smith and Charles Frederick Gero parents Chandler F Smith Regina Ave and Albert Gero-Broadway.

SMITH 29 May 1956 Samuel Gary Smith, 13, of Lake Gordon, died 28 May 1956, parents Allen R Smith and Blanche Eleanor Ware, sisters Roberta Joann and Carolyn Sue Smith; brother Allen Royce Smith, grand parents Samuel Ware-lake Gordon.

SMITH 15 Nov 1956 Joseph Smith, 82, native of Cumberland died on 13 Nov 1956 at Youngwood PA; a son of Christopher Smith and Julia Heck; sister, Mrs Boyd W Smith-Mullen St Cumberland, burial in Youngwood PA.

SMITH 14 Dec 1956 Ralph Joseph Smith, 52, former resident, died 14 Dec 1956, in Fairbanks AK; Born in Shenandoah Valley, VA a son of James J Smith and Bertha Comer, worked for WMRR. Widow, Thelma Bonner Smith, son R J Smith Jr-Fairbanks; brothers, Harry V Smith-Bedford Road; H Arthur Smith-Valley Road; James 0 Smith Portsmouth VA; John W Smith- Williamsburg VA; sister, Mrs Elva Smith-Williams Road.

SMITH 04 Nov 1956 Joan Harriet Smith engaged to Philip Arthur Trenis; Mr & Mrs Harry A Smith-Park Heights and Bertrend E Trenis-Fairfax.

WESLOW 10 Sep 1956 John Henry Weslow, 52, husband of Maude (Chrisman) Weslow of Braddock PA, died yesterday at McKeesport, son of Henry Weslow and Julia Dickel; children, Mrs Helen Boros, Mrs Julia Cooper, Mrs Caroline Hachett, and Mrs Joan Tamevitz all of Braddock; Miss Henrietta Weslow and Miss Judith Weslow, at home; son, John Henry Weslow Jr-at home; brothers, Mayford Weslow, John Weslow, and Elmer Weslow-all from here; sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Frankenberry-Cresaptown; Mrs Julia Hinckle-Morgantown; Mrs Annie Wade and Mrs Martha Villa, from here; Mrs Catherine Wilkins-Urichville OH; Burial in Jefferson Memorial Park.

WOLFORD 12 Feb 1956 William Marshall Wolford, 72, son of Samuel Wolford and Amanda Willison died today; widow Hattie V Robosson; sons William R Wolford Jr; Thomas R Wolford at home. Burial in Hillcrest with Walter Miller as one of the pallbearers.

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ALLISON 19 Jan 1957 Death of Rose Gladys Allison, 64, wife of Jacob H Allison-Flintstone, MD. Born in New Paris, PA, dau of Frederick C. Allison and Senora J Nelson, d. 18 Jan 1957, buried Hillcrest Park. Family, Herbert-Baltimore; Ellwood-Frederick; Frederick H-Gassaway, WV; Mrs Aubrey Mauzey-Flintstone, MD; Mrs Walter Barnes-Flintstone, MD; Mrs Roy Warner-SilverSpring, MD. Sisters, Mrs Jennie Lawrence-Tacoma Park, MD; Mrs Benjamin Williams-Tacoma Park, MD.

BISHOP 06 Nov 1957 Mrs Alberta R Bishop, 52, of Baltimore, died 03 Nov 1957; born in Everett a dau of William G Bishop and Bessie A Blankley; sister Mrs Jeannette Poorbaugh-city.

BOOR 17 Aug 1957 Death of George W Boor, 91, Bedford Valley, son of Martin Boor and Kathryn Hardman........

CARDER 22 Oct 1957 Mrs Hazel Carder, 58, of 208 Charles St, dau of George T Carder and late Cora Belle DuVall; son, Harold Carder-Baltimore; brother, Theodore Carder-Cumberland.

DICKEN 29 Nov 1957 Merle I Dicken, 64, Valley Road, died 27 Nov 1957, a son of Neri I Dicken and Alice Brant; widow Lavina Winters; Lavina Winters dau of J Albert Winters (d.13 Jan 1963) and Myrtle Hite. J Albert Winters son of Daniel Winters and Margaret Plummer.sons Leroy and Richard-City; George-at home; Garland-at home; daus, Mrs Cleona Lewis, Mrs Betty Winfield, Mrs Mildred Imes, Mrs Gladys Weimer and Mrs Audrey Morris-city; Mrs Marlene Morris-Cresaptown, Miss Donna Jean Dicken-home; sister, Mrs Zella Lease-Allegany Graove. Burial in Sunset Memorial.

FOST 10 Sep 1957 Frank Thomas Fost, 73, Moorefield WV, son of Henry Fost and Margaret Souders, wife Sara Hughes preceded him in death, sons, Harry E Fost-McMullen Hwy; Lewis H Fost-Winchester; brother, Garfield Fost-California; Edward P Fost-Hancock.

GEPHART 29 Nov 1957 J Russell Gephart, 83, Bedford died 25 Nov 1957, wife-Nettie Haase whom he married on 10 Jun 1897, born in Bedford on 02 Apr 1874 a son of Joseph A Gephart and Mary V Smith; son Joseph C Gephart-Pelham NY; gr-son, Robert Tobin Gephart-Pelham NY.

HARDMAN 20 Apr 1957 Stella Hardman, 72, wife of Roy Hardman, Warren OH died today. Born in Shaw, WV on 11 Oct 1885 a dau of Lucien Harvey and Consolda. Survived by husband and brother-in-law William E. Hardman, Cumberland.

HARDMAN 20 Apr 1957 Mr & Mrs William Earl Hardman of Chestnut St announce marriage of Lula Earlene Hardman to Charles Franklin Fradiska son of late John H Fradiska and Ms Margaret Fradiska, Shriver Ave.

HENDERSHOT 06 Jan 1957 Floyd N Hendershot and Marlene Glenda Kalbaugh marriage. Parents Mr & Mrs Melvin L Hendershot of Race St and Etta and Elmer Kelbaugh of Baltimore.

HEWITT 01 Nov 1957 Mrs Cecelia Hewitt, 73, wife of J Calvin Hewitt, Maryland ave, died yesterday; a dau of Alexander Wigfield and Mary Jane Potts; daus, Mrs J Louis Shafferman and Mrs William H Rayburn-Cumberland; Mrs C Fletcher Horn-Charlotte NC; brothers, George and Cleveland Wigfield-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Laurna Perry-Miami FL; and Mrs Annie Hale-City.

HOLLIDAY 07 Feb 1957 Martin A Holliday-Winchester VA, 68, died 31 Jan 1957 and buried in Old Primative Baptist Church. Widow Bertha Miller, sons, Charles E Holliday-White Hall; Melford Holliday-Winchester and John Holliday-Winchester; Franklin Stevenson Holliday-WV; daughters, Mrs Rebecca Luttrell-Grimes; Mrs Mildred Whitacre-Grimes; brothers, Elmer Holliday-Cross Junction; Bernard C Holliday-Cross Junction; Marvin T Holliday-Cumberland; Owen C Holliday-Martinsburg.

HOOPENGARDNER 12 Nov 1957 Mrs Ella E Hoopengardner, 70 , wife of Luther Hoopengardner died yesterday in War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, WV; born in Buck Valley 06 Sep 1887, a dau of Philip H Smith and Mary Jane Flowers; dau Mrs Louise Jordan-Warfordsburg PA; Mrs Maxine Everett-Hancock; sons, Guy Hoopengardner and Raymond Hoopengardner-Toms River NJ; J James Hoopengardner-Berkeley Springs; Emory Hoopengardner-Hancock; sister, Mrs Rachel Fisher-Bayville NJ. Burial in Greenway Cemetery.

KEEFER 03 Aug 1957 John Howard Keefer, 52, of Hancock, died last night in Hagerstown. Born in Fulton Co, PA; a son of the late Martin V Keefer and Mrs Sally Smith. Surviving a widow, Mrs Geneva D Newhouse; son John E Keefer-Hancock; brothers Tay Keefer-Hancock; James E Keefer-Martinsburg.

LEASURE 20 Feb 1957 Brady Leasure, 86, Piney Cove, died 19 Feb 1957 at home of dau Mrs Edward Lewis Winchester Road; a native of Bedford Co, a son of Riley Leasure and Ida Smith, wife, Maria Boden and son Philip Leasure preceded him in death ; survivors, Harry Leasure Little Orleans; Luther Leasure-Elizabeth PA; Leo Leasure-Cumberland; daus, Mrs Jessie Opdyke-Little Orleans; Mrs Clare Clingerman-North Rose NY; Mrs Leo Schwinneger Cumberland and Mrs Julia P Lewis-Cumberland; a 1/2brother, Philip Crawford-Alliance OH; ½ sisters, Mrs Cora Auping; Mrs Ella Daggs; and Mrs Ethel Whitewall, all of Cleveland.

MILLER 21 Jul 1957 Announcement of Audrey A Miller and Richard Dale Morrison.....

MILLER 10 Mar 1957 Theresa Marie Miltenberger engaged to Lamar James Miller. Mr and Mrs John A. Miltenberger, Ridgeley, WV, announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Marie to Lamar James Miller, son of Mr Walter Miller of Baltimore Pike and the late Mrs. Margaret Miller. Theresa is a 1955 graduate of Ursiline and is employed by McCrory’s. Mr Miller is a 1955 graduate of Fort Hill and is employed by George E. Murray. The wedding will take place in June. (Theresa married Willis Royce Hershberger, son of Raymond E and Florence U Hershberger-Ridgeley on 02 May 1959.)

MORGAN 16 Apr 1957 Death of Mrs. Charlotte Susan Morgan, 51, wife of Earl R. Morgan, Pleasant Valley Road, Flintstone, died after 2 years of ill health. Daughter of Thomas Miller and Christine Hansel, and a member of Prosperity Church. 6 sons; Earl-Chaneysville, PA; Charles, Roy and Paul of Cumberland, MD; Veryl- Cresaptown, MD; and Elmer, at home. 4 sisters; Mrs. Clara Bowman and mrs John Knight-Bedford Valley, PA; Mrs. Viola Shroyer-Johnstown, PA; Mrs. Paul Beck-Chaneysville, PA. 3 brothers; Harry, Jerry, and Walter Miller of Bedford Valley.

MORSE 02 Aug 1957 Scott Morse, 74, Plano IL; died 21 Jul 1957 in Sandwich IL; son of Joseph S. Morse and Eliza Cline, farmed in Will and Kendall Counties; widow, Mildred Smith, dau Mrs Herbert McLachlan-Houston YX; sons, Wayne Morse-Whittier CA; Daryl Morse-Joliet IL; Lowell Morse-Winthrop Harbor IL; sisters, Mrs Florence Williams-Aurora IL; Mrs Lenora Weimer-Baltimore MD; brother Philip Morse-City.

SHARER 27 Jan 1957 J. Monroe Sharer, 53, Bedford St, of H & S Heating Plumbing Co, born 20 Feb 1903 a son of Walter O Sharer and Rebecca Herring; wife, Marian G Yarnall; son, J Fred Sharer-W&J College; daughter, Mary Ann Sharer-at home; uncles, George E Hering and Frank W Hering, both of Cumberland.

SMITH 01 Jan 1957 Daisy Anna Smith, 70, died today; sisters, Mrs Agnes Dively Hensley-Bowman’s Addition; wife of J Perry Smith; born at Chaneysville a dau of Andrew Wilson and Martha Bollman; brother, Charles E Wilson-Toledo OH, burial IOOF Cemetery-Flintstone.

SMITH 17 Nov 1957 Wedding Announcement; Robert Bruce Smith son of Ruth E Smith-Union St and John L Smith-Akron Oh to Joan Louise Yutzy, dau of Mr & Mrs J C Yutzy-Pulaski St.

SMITH 20 Sep 1957 Mrs Thelma Juanita Smith, of Pine Ave, wife of William J Smith, died yesterday a dau of Fred D Fisher and Minnie Younker; sons Herbert W Smith and William J Smith Jr Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Lillian Boston; Mrs May Walker and Mrs Martha Wilson. Burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 18 May 1957 Jack Smith, 59, of 209 Race St, Cumberland died yesterday in Baltimore. A native of Green Ridge, a son of Martin V and Mary Cessna Smith; survived by brothers, Saul Smith and Elmer Smith of Cresaptown; Lafayette Smith-Green Ridge; sister, Mrs Agnes Shoemaker. Burial in Fairview.

SMITH 05 Nov 1957 George Edward Smith, 67, died last night in Detroit MI; a son of Jacob Smith and Anna Lowery; wife is Mrs Valeria (Lehman) Smith; sons, George E Smith Jr-Beltsville; C William Smith-Short Gap WV; brothers, John Smith; Gene Smith and Walter Smith-city; Louis Smith, Harry Smith, and Raymond Smith-Mt Savage MD; sister, Mrs Elva McGraw Baltimore. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

SMITH 0l Mar 1957 Auto Accident US 220- Shirley Jean Smith, 26, Winchester Road; surviving children, James Smith-7, Jane Ann Smith-6, husband, James Francis Smith-Cumberland. Born 11 Sep 1930, a dau of Arlie J Martin and Mildred.

SMITH 2l Mar 1957 Jeff A Smith, 74, died in Baltimore on 20 Mar 1957; born 20 Jul 1882, a son of George Smith and Ida Mellott; his wife Gerfie Smith died in 1955; daughters, Pearl Robertson Brunswick, Genevieve Walls-Prince Frederick; sons, Redford Smith; Estle Smith; Tressler Smith; all of Baltimore; brother, Sheridan Smith-Baltimore; sisters, Bertha Whisner-Gr Cacapon; Agnes Crawford-Mt Nebo; Laura Keiter-Mt Nebo.

SMITH 22 Nov 1957 Charles Lester Smith, 73, Headsville WV, died yesterday. Born in Everett PA a son of Mr & Mrs Anthony Smith; widow is Dorothy Deremer; step-sons George Lough-Bedford; Walter Lough-Westernport; step-daus, Mrs Mary Taylor-Dawson; Mrs Catherine Blizzard Sykesville; Mrs Dorothy M Ault-Keyser; step-bro; Donald Smith-Bedford; Chester Smith Bedford; step-sis, Mrs Rose Cooper-Roaring Springs.

SMITH 24 Jul 1957 Clifton Joseph Smith, 59, formerly of Wellersburg PA; son of William Smith and Idabelle Kennell.

WIGFIELD 22 Nov 1957 Artemas-Henry Wigfield, 82, died Wednesday 20 Nov 1957, born in Mann Township, a son of James J Wigfield and Mathilda Barnes, widow is Minnie F Akers; sons, Charles W Wigfield-Clearfield; Harry L Wigfield-Artemas; brother, Asbury Wigfield- Artemas.

WILSON 08 Sep 1957 Announcement of Doris Marie Wilson and Grover Donahoe.

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BROWNING 16 Sep 1958 Mrs Edna Estelle Browning, 67, LaVale, died last night; born in Artemas, a dau of John H Smith and Florence S DeHaven, widow of Irvin M Browning, son Willis I Browning-US Army; Meshack J Browning-home; Major Edna M Browning-US Army; sister, Mrs Edward Raines- Baltimore Pike.

CUNNINGHAM 09 Jun 1958 Mrs Elizabeth Etta Cunningham, 69, of Race St; born 09 Jul 1888, a dau of Samuel Jay and Agnes Barkman; preceded in death by two husbands, Harry M Swartley and William A Cunningham; sons, Dr Orville G Swartley, Howard W Cunningham, W Richard Cunningham-city; Robert D Cunningham-College Park; daus, Mrs Alfred Conrad-Cumberland; Mrs Jonas Crawford-Harmon MD; brother, Hezekiah Jay-Cumberland; Conda C Jay-Harrisburg PA; Raymond Jay-Artemas; Robert Jay-Frostburg; Charles H Jay-Akron OH; sisters, Mrs Anna Ganda and Mrs Ward Soulsby-Akron, burial in Hillcrest.

DENEEN 14 May 1958 Mrs Alice Deneen, 62, 510 Baltimore Ave, died today; a dau of Tobias Mountain and Louise Elbin; husband, Howard L Deneen died in 1917; sons, Walter W Deneen-Baltimore; Howard L Deneen-Ellerslie; daus, Mrs Thelma Mae Zumparo-Philadelphia; Miss Betty Jane Deneen-home; brother, Walter Mountain-Everett.

HEWETT 25 Nov 1958 Jacob Calvin Hewett, 84, of 826 Camden Ave, died yesterday; a native of Fulton Co PA, a son of Jacob C Hewett and Rachael Collins; husband of Cecelia Wigfield; daus, Mrs J Louis Shafferman; Mrs W H Rayburn; Mrs C Fletcher Horn-Charlotte NC; sister, Mrs Dessier Cavender-Toms River NJ.

HOLLIDAY 19 Jan 1958 Melvin E Holliday, 70, died 18 Jan 1958; born 01 Nov 1887 at Cross Junction WV, a son of Page Holliday and Rebecca Shirley, a railroader; brothers Wilmer Holliday-Whitacre WV; Bernard Holliday-Cross Junction; Owen Holliday-Winchester VA; Alvin Holliday-Martinsburg WV; lived with Mr & Mrs Ralph G Smith, 907 Louisianna Ave.

MITCHELL 17 May 1958 John Joseph Mitchell, 118 Winton Pl, a native of Piedmont WV, died 16 May 1958; b. 13 Jan 1884, a son of William Mitchell and Mary Joyce; wife, Mrs Margaret J (Smith) Mitchell died in 1956; son, John W Mitchell-home; Miss Margaret R Mitchell-home; burial in S S Peter & Paul Cem.

MORRISON 30 Jan 1958 Bertha E Morrison, 74, wife of Robert I Morrison-Piedmont. Born in Flintstone, a dau of Charles Smith and Nancy Dickens; dau, Mrs Eldred Green-Piedmont, Mrs Grace Baughman-Piedmont; Mrs Marguerite Arnold-Westernport; son, George Morrison-Dayton; sisters, Mrs Jessie Knight-Baltimore Pike; Mrs Grace Browning-Flintstone; Mrs Effie Hartsock-Bedford.

SHERTZER 16 Jan 1958 Joseph Earl Shertzer, 51, Vale Summitt, died at sisters home today, Mrs William Often, 430 N Mechanic St; a son of Mrs Catherine (Pryle) Shertzer and late John Shertzer; a salesman for a local furnace company; widow, Elsie Hershberger; brothers, W Jennings Shertzer-Frostburg; P Edward Shertzer-Roberts Place; sisters, Mrs Walter Dodd-Ohio; Mrs Stephen Brown-Roberts Place; Mrs James Gerdeman-Roberts Place; Mrs Catherine Cain-Globe AZ; burial in St Michaels, Frostburg.

SMITH 12 Jan 1958 Charles Willard Smith Jr, son of Mr & Mrs Willard C Smith-Brant Road to Joyce W Winters, dau of Mr & Mrs Alvie E Winters-Cresaptown.

SMITH 23 Jul 1958 Jacob T Smith, of Pittsburgh....

SMITH 14 Feb 1958 Mrs Lillian I Smith, 71, Bedford St, died 12 Feb 1958, dau of James Wright and Estelle Korns; widow J Adam Smith. Burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 09 Jul 1958 Mrs Ella E Smith, 44, formerly of Potomac Park and now of Cleveland, died yesterday; a dau of De Frank Clymer and Mrs Elizabeth Bucklew, husband William A Smith, children William Smith and Virginia Smith at home, burial in Piney Grove.

SMITH 21 Aug 1958 Albert Roy "Bert" Smith. 69, Brant Road, died today and resided in Green Ridge and native of Bedford Co, a son of James Smith and Sarah Jay; widow Joanna Poole; daus, Mrs Vernon Hebb and Mrs Jack Atkinson-city; Mrs Dale Webster-Leesburg VA; Mrs Carlton Worsham-Baltimore; Mrs Robert Helmer-Montezuma NY; son, Albert R Smith Jr-Seneca Falls NY; sister, Mrs Emma Bennett-city; brothers, Thaddeus Smith and Lewis Smith-both Green Ridge; Thomas Smith-Montezuma NY; burial in Fairview.

SMITH 12 May 1958 Mrs Emma M Smith, Emily St drowned in Potomac River on 10 May 1958. dau of William R Twigg and Elizabeth Twigg Twigg; brothers, Clayton Twigg; Thornton Twigg,- sisters, Mrs Samuel Wilson, Mrs Elwood Crabtree, Mrs Cleveland Rice; Mrs Nettie House-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 15 Sep 1958 John H Smith, 81, b. 16 May 1877 d. 13 Sep 1958 of Mann Township; son of Philip Smith and Sophia Kennard; wife, Angeline Jay; children, Mrs Goldie Winfield-Clearfield PA; Stewart Smith-Artemas; Mrs Edith Clingerman-Chambersburg PA; Mrs Hope Cupp Artemas; brother, Scott Smith-Artemas; sister, Mrs Willie Elbin-Artemas; burial in Fairview.

SMITH 21 Sep 1958 William Compton Smith, 81, Altoona, died Friday 19 Sep 1958 in Cessna PA, operator of Cut-Rate shoes, in real estate and a dairy farm; widow Nellie Heinz; sons, W Donald Smith Sr-904 Camden Av; C Russell Smith-York PA; daus, Mrs Martha Jane Smith-home; Mrs Virginia Heinz-York PA; Mrs Carol Konvoliska; sister, Mrs Christine Roberts-Allentown; brother, Draper Smith-Tuscon AZ, burial in Johnstown Cem.

SMITH 0l Jan 1958 JoAnn Smith dau of Dorothy Smith-Greene St and C W Smith-Ridgeley WV to William J .Torbut, son of Mr & Mrs Millard M Torbut-Smith St.

SMITH 16 Mar 1958 Claude B Smith, 59, Blaul Av, died 15 Mar 1958; born in Rainsburg on 15 Jul 1898, a son of Urban Smith and Anne Cobler; widow Violet Elizabeth Wilson; dau, Mrs Alfreta A Sisk Omaha NE; brother, Ansel C Smith-Cloverdale CA.

SMITH 28 Feb 1958 Ralph L Smith, died in Gallup NM, an engineer for Santa Fe Railroads, brother, Roy A Smith-Cumberland; sisters, Mrs Bernie H Johnston-Washington DC; Miss Margaret Smith Washington DC.

SMITH 10 Aug 1958 Robert S Smith-son of late Earl Smith and Kathryn B Smith of Mary St married to Polly Sue Davenport, best man was brother Earl C Smith Jr.

SMITH 22 Jun 1958 Warren D Smith, son of Mr & Mrs Warren A Smith, Marion St married to Marietta Boyle, dau of Late James P Boyle and Mrs Marian C Boyle-Cumberland St.

SMITH 02 Mar 1958 Margaret Frances Smith, 69, wife of Karl Smith, Maryland Av, died 01 Mar 1958; a dau of Thomas L Ruckman and Zulemann Haines of Westernport; brother, Alonzo R Smith Cumberland; sister, Mrs James R Smith-Marcus Hook PA. Burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 11 Jan 1958 Artemas PA-Grant R Smith, 31, of Clearville, born 11 Mar 1926 a son of Ralph & Clara Smith of Fulton Co PA; widow, Shirley (Day) Smith; children, Bonnie Kay Smith-4; Mark Edward Smith-3; brothers, Wayne Smith-Ft Loudon PA; Donald Smith, Calvin Smith Artemas; Richard Smith-Crystal Springs; sisters, Mrs Mary Smith-Pittsburgh; Mrs Pauline Mearkle and Mrs Betty Rice-Clearville; Miss Norma Jean Smith and Miss Edna Smith Artemas.

SMITH 20 Jan 1958 Florence M Smith, 81, Central Ave; died 19 Jan 1958, a dau of Ernest Smith and Catherine Hoffman; sisters, Mrs Clara E Roeder; Miss Ella L Smith; Mrs Harvey Flake; and Mrs Russell Paupe, all of Cumberland; brother, Robert B Smith-Cresaptown.

WIGFIELD 31 Oct 1958 Walter Augustus Wigfield, 79, died this morning in Flintstone; a son of John B Wigfield and Virginia Hartsock; widow is Lily Fisher; sons, RoyWigfield-Blainsville PA; Kenneth Wigfield-Bedford PA; dau, Mrs Orville Bennett; brother, Albert Wigfield-Saranac MI; sister, Mrs George Hendrickson-Bedford Road; burial in Hillcrest.

WIGFIELD 30 Jul 1958 Mrs Bertie Agnes Wigfield, 77, Oldtown died last night; a dau of Riley Hartley and Melinda Reckley; husband, Emory J Wigfield; daus, Mrs Raymond Ryan-Martinsburg WV; Mrs Samuel Whetzel-Cumberland; Mrs R V Leyking-Washington; son, Rev Hartley L Wigfield-LaVale.

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ALT 18 Jan 1959 Petersburg-Mrs Artie M Alt, 63, wife of Glenn E Alt of Brushy Run died today; b. 15 Aug 1894 a dau of James E Nelson and Cecelia Watts; daughters, Mrs Ethel A Hopkins-Parkersburg; Mrs Florence C VanScoy-Parkersburg; Mrs Elva L Sites-Baltimore; Mrs Caretta Allen-Athens OH; Mrs Joy M Kimble -home; sons, Gilbert J Alt-Cumberland; Delmer C Alt-home; Harold L Alt-USAF; Gene R Alt-USAF; ½ sister, Mrs Rose Nelson-Cumberland.

BARNES 09 Jun 1959 Frank Barnes, 83, retired farmer, died yesterday at home in Flintstone; a son of George W Barnes and Sarah Jane Diehl; wife, Margaret Cooper preceded him in death; brothers, Nelson Barnes-Everett; Burton Barnes-Jeanette PA; sisters, Mrs Amanda Weimer-Clearville; Miss Barbara Barnes-Cumberland; Mrs Cora Appold-Cumberland; Mrs Kathryn Eichelberger-Everett; burial in Clearville Union Cemetery.

HARDMAN 04 Jan 1959 Engagement of Karen Louise Hardman to Bruce Lee Durrett

HARDMAN 22 Nov 1959 Marriage of Robert R Hardman son of Walter L and Stella B Hardman of Piedmont Ave to Elizabeth C Lewis dau of Mr & Mrs George L Lewis-Romney.

HARDMAN 14 Mar 1959 Walter Lear Hardman, 59, Piedmont Ave, d. 13 Mar 1959; a son of Clinton Hardman and Bessie Brashears; widow, Stella B Gordon; son, Robert R Hardman; brother, Reese Hardman-LaVale.

JAY 05 Jan 1959 Artemas-McClellan Jay, 92, d. 04 Jan 1959, b. 18 Jul 1866; son of Thomas Jay and Amy Smith; wife, Kathryn Morse died 1922; children, Mrs Ella K Shipway-Pittsburg; Mrs Myrtle Weyant-Bedford; Thomas Jay-Artemas; Frank Jay-Artemas; Coy Jay-Johnstown; Mrs June Parker-Johnstown; brothers, Simon Jay-Everett; Russell J Jay-Clearfield; sister, Mrs Angelina Smith-Artemas.

KEEFER 09 Feb 1959 Mrs Sally Keefer, 70, d. 08 Feb 1959 in Berkeley Springs; born in Fulton Co a dau of John H Smith and Rebecca E Thomas; widow of Martin Keefer; sons, James E Keefer Martinsburg; Roy M Keefer-Hancock; sisters, Mrs Addie Bishop-Hancock; Mrs Goldie Dorrier-Charlottesville; brother, Conrad Smith-Hancock; burial in Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock.

MILLER 13 Sep 1959 Marcus Robinson Miller, 39, d. 11 Sep 1959 in Hagerstown; son of Chester M Miller and Lula Taylor; wife Jean E Beard; sons, Robert Dale Miller-US Army; Alan Chester Miller and James Raymond Miller-home; dau, Robin Eugenia Miller-home; brothers, Joseph Orville Miller-US Army; Donald Sharon Miller-US Army; Roy Miller; Ray Miller-home; sisters, Mrs James Rice; Miss Eleanor Barrard; Mrs Jack Stewart; Mrs Leroy Bennett; Mrs Donald Nave; Miss Kay Ann Miller; and Mrs Donald Gramlin-all Cumberland; Miss Romine Miller-Washington DC. Burial in Rest Haven.

NORTHCRAFT 08 Feb 1959 Edgar W Northcraft, 71, Carpenters Addition, Ridgeley, d. 07 Feb 1959 at home of dau Mrs Carl Dimmick-Bedford Rd; b. 21 May 1887 in Artemas PA a son of William Northcraft and Minerva Smith; son, William Cody Northcraft-Ridgeley; sister, Miss Lillian Northcraft Baltimore; Mrs Nellie Kline-Baltimore; Mrs Emma Furlow-Grafton WV; brothers, James Northcraft-Baltimore; Hezekiah Northcraft-Cumberland; Wade Northcraft-Keyser.

SMITH 21 Sep 1959 Harry Paul Smith, 36, Brookfield Av; d. 20 Sep 1959 in an auto accident; son of Harry W Smith and Pauline Souders; wife Mrs Carol Ketzner; son, David P Smith and dau, Elizabeth Ann Smith-at home.

SMITH 23 Jun 1959 James Emery Smith, 44, died 22 Jun 1959; a son of James R Smith and Laura Crites; widow, Aida F Morgret; son, David R Ferguson-Bedford Valley; sisters, Mrs Pearl Marker, Mrs Blanche Erickson, Mrs Hazel Bropst, Mrs Hilda Durbin, Mrs Leafy Stewart-all of Cumberland.

SMITH 29 Mar 1959 Maxine Gail Smith-dau of Mr & Mrs James E Smith-Bedford to David Royce Ferguson-son of Mr & Mrs Ralph W Ferguson-Union Grove ADAMS 07 Oct 1957 Harry Ernest Adams, 57, Pine Ave; born in Chaneysville, a son of Jacob Adams and Nancy Smith; widow is Nora Walters; dau Mrs Darus Zehrbach-city; Mrs James Gallagher Sacramento CA; Mrs Earl Wilson-Baltimore; Mrs Ernest Kessel-Green belt MD; Mrs Arthur Wickard-Albuquerque; Miss Frances Adams-home; son, Donald P Adams-Wichita Falls TX.

SMITH 21 Jun 1959 Nancy Lee Smith-dau of Mr & Mrs William Donald Smith of 906 Camden St to John Glenn Beall-son of Sanator and Mrs J Glenn Beall-Frostburg.

SMITH 27 Mar 1959 Susanna Smith, 77, of Baltimore formerly of McMullan Hwy, d. 25 Mar 1959 at home of dau Mrs Gerald A Evans-Timonium; husband Ray Smith; born in Flintstone a dau of John M Twigg and Hannah Wilson; no children.

SMITH 19 Apr 1959 Capt Charles L Smith, 59, Pleasant Valley d. 17 Apr 1959 and buried in Greenmount Cemetery; adopted by William Smith; born in Hagerstown a son of Charles and Minnie Lumm who died in his early life; widow, Mary C Maddock; dau Lorraine C Smith-home.

SMITH 19 Sep 1959 Mrs Florence C Smith, 60, wife of Clarence M Smith of S Lee St; dau of Thomas and Elmira Cook; son, Clarence M Smith JR; daus, Mrs Lydia Frazier and Mrs Grace Ross Washington DC; Mrs Mary Lewis-Cumberland; burial in Rose Hill.

SMITH 05 Apr 1959 Patricia Ann Smith- dau of Mr & Mrs Samuel S Smith-Bowling Green to Lawrence Jay Springer- son of Mr & Mrs Irvin Springer-Baltimore.

SMITH 11 Jan 1959 Joann Smith-dau of Mr & Mrs Allen R Smith of Lake Gordon PA to C David Wilson-son of Mr & Mrs David E Wilson of Bedford Road

SMITH 11 Aug 1959 John Harry Smith, son of Mr & Mrs Frank V Smith-Flintstone married to R. Jeannine Bock, dau of Mr & Mrs Edward C Bock-Valley St.

SMITH 21 May 1959 Russell Smith, 78, d. 20 May 1959; b. 20 Oct 1880 a son of Morgan Smith and Martha - .Cavender; wife, Effie M Garland died in 1945; sons, Donald H Smith-Cumberland; Coyle A Smith-Little Orleans; Henry A Smith-Little Orleans; Melvin W Smith-Youngstown; Marvin W Smith-Tuscon AZ; Russell K Smith-Tuscon AZ; daughters, Mrs Fay Creek- Little Orleans; Mrs Hazel Himmler-Cumberland; Mrs Adell Chambers-LaVale; brothers, Sherman Smith Ellerslie; William Smith-Cumberland; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

SMITH 01 May 1959 Charles H Smith, 69, Monroeville, d. 31 Apr 1959; b. in Fairhope, a son of Mr & Mrs William Smith; widow, Annie Troutman, 9 children, brothers, Earl Smith-Hyndman; Carl Smith-Uniontown; Alvin Smith-Frostburg; Roy Smith-Wellersburg; sisters, Hazel Witt Frostburg; Mayme Troutman-Wellersburg; Mary Mason-Washington DC, another sister, Uniontown.

SMITH 25 Jan 1959 Joseph Alfred Smith-son of Leo A Smith-Humbird St to Marie Antoinette Cifala-dau of Lacy B Cifala-LaFayette Ave.

SMITH 11 Aug 1959 Ira Adrian Smith, 29, Bowman's Addition, d. 10 Aug 1959; a son of Ira William Smith and Edith Lease; widow, Lillian Lease; sons, Dennis Smith, Ira A Smith Jr; daus, Pamela Smith and Lillian Smith-all at home; sis, Mrs Robert Leidy-Cumberland; Mrs Trevor Jones Hagerstown; Mrs Glenn Hill-Valley Road; bros, Lester Smith-Bowman's Addition; Frank Smith-Hyndman; grand-father Gideon Smith-Cumberland; burial in Lease Cemetery Cresaptown.

SMITH 31 Dec 1959 William Howard Smith, 50, Washington Av, Baltimore d. 30 Dec 1959, a native of Frostburg, son of John Smith and Eva Humbertson; wife, Peggy Bennett; children, Donald C Smith and Barbara Smith-Baltimore; Bros, Earl Smith and Walter Smith-Cumberland; George Smith-Wilmington Del, burial in Louden Park.

WIGFIELD 07 Oct 1959 John Wint Wigfield, 84, Maryland Ave, d. 07 Oct 1959, b. 02 Nov 1874 a son of John Wigfield and Deborah Shryock; wife Viola Kifer preceded him in death; dau, Mrs Irvin A Lewis-Eckhart; brothers, Emory Wigfield-Oldtown; Hunter Wigfield-Pattersons Creek; Gus Wigfield and Walter Wigfield-Cumberland; sister, Mrs Minnie Smith-Cumberland; burial in Mt Olivet-Oldtown.

WRATCHFORD 30 Dec 1959 Death of George W. Wratchford, 79, formerly of Ridgeley, WV and a native of Timberville, VA, born on 17 Jan 1880. Widow is Margaret Belle Cooke, sons are Charles C., L. Glenn, and Raymond W. of Baltimore, MD; Lt Col D. H. Wratchford- Atlanta, GA. Daughters, Virginia Benson-Baltimore, MD; Mrs. Lamar Minnich-Cumberland, MD; and Mrs. Robert A. Lewis Jr.-Chagrin Falls, OH.

YONKER 18 Jan 1959 Messie Maye Cornell Yonker, 67, wife of Edward L Yonker and native of Gapsville; dau of Leonard Yonker and Elmira Smith of Piney Plaines; sons, Delmar Yonker and George Yonker-Little Orleans; Ralph Yonker-Hancock; Edward L Yonker-Greencastle; daus, Mrs Harvey Minnick, Mrs Jerry Alexander, Mrs Wally Anderson-all of Chicago; Mrs Herbert Ward-Warfordsburg; brothers, Raymond Carnell-Wilmington; Neeper Carnell-Ontario NY; Clarence Carnell-Clyde NY; sisters, Mrs George Ward-Hancock; Mrs Lester Hendershot-N Rose NY.

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