Old Queries - 1998 - No Valid Contact Information
Their daughter, Dora, was a member of the Ladies Home Missionary Society, Ladies Aid Society, and Van Dyche Sunday School class. She played the piano for her churches Wednesday night prayer meetings, and was a substitute organist ( She was a member of the 1st Methodist Church).
She married Lawrence David WILLISON, the son of A.J. WILLISON (i think also a mayor of Frostburg) and Missouri HARTZELL. L.D. SR was in business with his brother, Edward C., they owned Willison Brothers Lumber Mill, at 54 Bowery St., Frostburg. He helped organise Equitable Building and Loan Association, of which at his death he was the treasurer. He was a lifetime member of the Methodist church.
He and Dora had one son. L.D. SR died 3/29/1937, at 70 years of age, and a daughter, Ruth, who at the time of her fathers death was a student at Univ. of Pittsburg. Dora did not die until 3/10/1950, at the age of 74. She died in her then home, on Frost Ave. in Frostburg (I think--may have been Cumberland or Flintstone though).
She had one brother, Horace C. EVANS (who was the mayor of Frostburg). She is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park. I have info about ancestors and descendants that I'd love to share!
Researcher: Samuel Miller
Date posted: Friday, July 10, 1998
I need to know: (1) when and where Johannes died; (2) Maria's maiden name and parentage. Catherine died around 1900, but I don't exactly when or where.
There names are Elmer Ross GREER and Catherine BOOTH. It would have been early 1900's ish. I'm not sure of the date. I know my dad was born in 1937 or 38 and he wasn't the first born. I eventually would like to get a copy of their marriage certificate. If someone finds it I will reimburse you for your time and the copy.
Her father was born in VA., her mother in PA. She grew up in the same neighborhood as Peter and Sarah DEWITT. She had a brother who was paroled in the Civil War with their younger son, Joseph DEWITT. She was married previously, probably about the age of 16, to a person who is unknown, and had two children, Mary E., b. ca. 1851, and William, b. ca. 1857.
Margaret married ca. 1860, Barney DEWITT (b. 12 Nov. 1823/24, MD.). They had no children, but were married 46 years. They both died in Shelby, Polk Co., NE., where they were living with their grandaughter, Margaret Adeline (FRIEND) ANDERSON. Would like to find out Margaret's maiden name and/or married name before she married Barney DEWITT.
Their daughter, Dora, was involved in many societies, including Ladies Home Missionary Society and Ladies Aid Society... she married Lawrence David WILLISON I (there are 4 so far.. and for some reason my great uncle and his son both go by 'David'.. my dad's also a L.D., but with a different last name, so its a little easier).. L.D. Sr. was in the lumber business with his brother Edward C., they owned Willison Brothers Lumber Mill (also on Bowery St., Frostburg). L.D. helped organise Equitable Building and Loan Association, of which at his death he was the treasurer. Both L.D. and Dora were members of the Methodist Church.
Dora's brother, Horace C. EVANS (mayor of Frostburg), I think was her only sibling..
I'd love any info anybody can offer about the FARRADAY's and/or the EVANS, esp. if there are any EVANS left in the area?
Researcher: Holly Niblett
Date posted: Thursday, October 1, 1998
These are the only children I have names for and there are supposed to be 7 daughters and 6 sons. (This from STREITER material.) Though the family lived in Frederick Co., I have heard of this booklet and that it may be existing still in Cumberland. Any help would be appreciated.
Children by Margaret were Elizabeth LINN DAVIS, Jane LINN WILLIAMS, Margaret LINN WELLS, Sylvia LINN JOHNSON, Annie LINN FORD, and Minnie LINN KEYS.
Children by Sally were David LINN (m.Eliz. FULLER), John LINN (m.Mable CHESSIRE), Isabelle LINN DEAL, and Ada Lee LINN PUGH.
I have researched the family of George LINN (1833-1918), who was the older brother of David and immigrated from Airdrie to Lonaconing. If any of David's descendants has assembled the genealogy of this family, I would like to merge the two branches. Also, Annie LINN FORD indicated in a letter written in 1961 that a second cousin lived in Canada and had corresponded with David. I have been unable to tie any Canadian LINNs to George/David LINN Branches. Any assistance will be appreciated.