Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries

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The small initials you see after each obit are for inventory purposes, only. The dates shown on the obits are either the actual dates of death, which will appear as part of the obituary, or the date the obit was published in the newspaper, noted at end of obit as "handwritten date."


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SANDERS, JOHN HENRY
John Henry SANDERS, son of John F. and Elizabeth Baker SANDERS, deceased, was born February 26, 1854 in Garrett County, Maryland, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George YUTZY, Oakland, on September 26, aged 82 years. He had been ill for more than eight weeks from complications and at times suffered intensely until death came as a sweet release. He had been very active for a man of his age until his last recent illness, taking an interest in the affairs of the community. Mr. SANDERS was one of a large family and was the father of nine children as follows; Mrs. Addie BOWMAN, and John ROY of Cumberland, Mrs. George YUTZY and William F. of Oakland, Guy L. of Fairmont, Mrs. E. Roy HAUSER and Mrs. Leo T. EGGERS of Clearfield, Pa., Lee D. of Lewistown, Pa., Mrs. Marion HOOVER, DuBois, Pa., all of whom were present at the funeral. Also the following brothers and sisters; C.T. SANDERS, Oakland, W.J. SANDERS, Keyser, W.Va., D.E. SANDERS, Morgantown, W.Va., Mrs. Hattie WAMSLEY, Bayard, W.Va., Mrs. John WELCH, Crellin, Md., Mrs. Katherine Dewitt, Oakland, 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Six grandsons acted as pallbearers and ten grand daughters as flower girls. Funeral services were held from St. John's Lutheran church, Red House, with which he united as a young man, in charge of Rev. Charles A. Shilke, his pastor, assisted by Rev. A.K. Jones. The St. Mark's choir sang several selections. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby along side of his beloved wife who preceded him in death sixteen years ago.
Handwritten date: Oct. 1, 1936 bt


SAVAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Alice DeWITT SAVAGE, 54, wife of Walter C. SAVAGE, who died at her home on the Crellin road Wednesday morning, will be conducted Friday afternoon from the Penecostal church, Sand Flat. Mrs. SAVAGE was a native of Mt. Lake Park, a daughter of Rufus and Mary SANDERS DeWITT, and is survived by her husband, two sons, Stanley and Luther--who is now in the service at Fort Belvoir, Va., several brothers and grandchildren. (handwritten on obit: 11/12/42)cs


Chauncey Arthur SAVAGE (5/28/1942)
Crellin Resident Accidentally Shot
Shotgun Charge Entered Neck and Penetrated His Head
Funeral services for Chauncey Arthur SAVAGE, 27 who was accidentally shot near his home last Friday afternoon by the discharge of a shotgun, were conducted Sunday from the Methodist church with the Rev. U. R. BINZMAN, Corinth, W. Va.
The accident was investigated by county officials, who declared that SAVAGE left his home to kill a cat that had obtained some ground steak the previous day. There were no persons present when the accident occurred, it was stated, his wife having gone to the neighbor's home. He was a member of W. O. W.
He is survived by his widow and an infant son, his parents, four sisters, Miss Betty SAVAGE; Mrs. Dessie KESNER; Mrs. Mable FIKE and Miss Sadie SAVAGE; three brothers, Albert SAVAGE, Crellin; and Oliver SAVAGE, Friendsville. Hand dated 28 May 1942 soh


SCHAEFFER, JENNIE NYDEGGER
Jul 21, 1938
MRS JENNIE NYDEGGER SCHAEFFER died at her home 130 N Rosiland, Orlando, FL., on Monday, July 11, after a short illness. She is survived by MR SCHAEFFER and six children: MRS BERDIE NYDEGGER WHITE of Orlando. A.C. NYDEGGER of St Petersburg, W.E. NYDEGGER of New York City, WALTER NYDEGGER of Los Angeles, CA, L.R. NYDEGGER, and W.D. NYDEGGER, of Orlando seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The remains were brought to the Leighton Funeral home. Interment was in the Chisholm cemetery.
MRS SCHAEFFER had lived in Orlando 11 years. She had been married to MR SCHAEFFER 12 years. Previous to that time she was the wife of the late W. D. NYDEGGER who in 1898 conducted Drug Stores in Terra Alta and Mt Lake Park. Cg


January 1938
S. K. SCHLOSSNAGLE
Sylvanus K. SCHLOSSNAGLE, a resident of Accident, died on Friday night, January 14th, after an illness of nine months. He is survived by the following children: Harry, Uniontown, PA.; Dora and Mrs. Prema HAENFTLING of Accident, five brothers and one sister also survive.
Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. mb


SCHOOLEY, JOSEPH
Dec 16, 1937
A simple and impressive funeral service was held Monday at 2 pm for JOSEPH SCHOOLEY, 78, at the home of his son. C.L. SCHOOLEY in Galax, VA. MR SCHOOLEY during the past several years has made his home with STANLEY RODERICK of near Deer Park. A few weeks ago MR SCHOOLEY went to visit his son. He has been in ill health for some months and his health gradually failed until his death at the Galax Hospital at 1 am Sunday morning.
REV SIDNEY McCARTY and REV W. M . BUNTS conducted the services and a choir sang, "Abide With Me", "Nearer My God To Thee " and "Asleep in Jesus."
Surviving are one son, C.L.SCHOOLEY, and one daughter, MRS J.F. WILLIAMS of Majestic KY. also a sister, MISS ELIZABETH SCHOOLEY, of Deer Park, and one brother WILLIAM SCHOOLEY of Bethlehem community near Deer Park.
Active pallbearers were R.L. NELSON, NATHAN POTOLSKY, GEORGE EARLY, J.H.WITHEROW, CHARLES PALMER and FRED ROBERTS. Honorary pallbearers included W.M MAYHEW. B.C. VAUGHAN, T.G. VAUGHAN, GORDON FELTS, C.P. WAUGH, DAN B WAUGH, DR BEVERLY ECKLES, DR J.K CALDWELL, DR A.N. CHAFFIN, DR W.P.DAVIS, DR Z.G.PHIPPS, ELMER JONES, McCAMANT HIGGINS, JACK STANLEY, MIKE CRABILL, GLENN PLESS. WYTHE WAMPLER, N.F. BURGE JR. W.C. ROBERSON, DR R.A.KLOR., J.S. HAWKS, DUANE WARD and PETER XENOS. Interment was made in Felts Cemetery. Ag


Conrad SCHMALE, retired Accident farmer, was born June 29, 1866, in Appenrod, Germany, and died March 19, 1942, at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 18 days. He was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth KEALLER SCHMALE and came to this country with his parents when just six years of age. They settled in Accident, Garrett County, Md., where he spent his entire life with the exception of four and one half years spent in Wilmerding, Pa.
On May 25th 1919, he was united in marriage with Susanna BITTNER and to this union were born two daughters, Marie at home and Mrs. Orlando HETRICK, of Accident. Also one son who preceded him in death in infancy.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Accident.
He leaves to mourn his death besides his two daughters, his widow and five sisters, also one grandson and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 22nd, from Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. C. F. DAUPHIN officiating. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Soh


SCHRADER, WILLIAM
Jun 11, 1936
WILLIAM SCHRADER passed away at his home in Niverton Saturday, June 6th at the age of 70, Cerebral Hemorrhage contributing to Artereo Cerosts was the immediate cause of his death. MR SCHRADER leaves his widow and six sons. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday afternoon by REV ROY OTTO. His sons acted as pallbearers. MR WILLIAM WINTERBERG, Grantsville Undertaker , was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Ag


SCHROCK, MRS. CATHERINE ORENDORF
Mrs. Catherine SCHROCK died Saturday, October 31st, at her home, after an illness of several months. The cause of her death was Arteriosclerosis. Mrs. SCHROCK was born September 23rd, being 66 years, 1 month and 8 days old at the time of her demise. She was a daughter of the late Christian and Lana (BEACHY) SCHROCK. She was the wife of Jonas SCHROCK, who passed away several months ago. While still in her teens, Mrs. SCHROCK joined the Amish Mennonite Church where she was a faithful member. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Noah BRENNEMAN and Mrs. Louis BEITZEL; one brother, Christian ORENDORF; one half sister, Mrs. Ben SCHROCK; one half brother, Solomon ORENDORF; and the following step-children; Asa SCHROCK, Mrs. Dan BEITZEL, Mrs. Ernest BRENNEMAN and Lyman SCHROCK, of Accident; Mrs. Ernest BOWSER, of Grantsville; Alvin SCHROCK, of Salisbury, Pa.; William SCHROCK, of Arkansas; Norman and Elmer SCHROCK, of Kalona, Iowa. Rev. Jonas Miller, of Grantsville, and Rev, Christian Bender, of Salisbury, Pa., conducted funeral services at 2:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon and burial was in the Accident Cemetery. Mr. William Winterberg, Grantsville undertaker, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Handwritten date; Nov. 5, 1936 bt


SCHROCK
Orpha SCHROCK, two and a half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer D. SCHROCK, of Niverton, died Wednesday night, November 2nd. Strangulation incurred by convulsions was given as the cause of her death. The baby had died before a physician could reach her. She is survived by per parents, five brothers and two sisters. Services were held Saturday morning, November 5th, at the Niverton Amish Church. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery under the direction of William WINTERBERG, local mortician.
(handwritten on obit: Nov. 10, 1938) cs


William Linwood SCHUTZ, 79, son of Christina KLINE and Peter SCHUTZ died Friday night at the home of Mrs. Roy FRANTZ, near Weber's after an illness of several months. Death was due to heart trouble.
He was born April 16, 1860, at Mt. Savage. When about twenty years of age he went to Waverly, Iowa, where he entered the grocery business. Later he moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where he engaged in the retail show business. At Waterloo in 1887 he was united in marriage to Mary Alice GODFREY and to them were born four children, Stanley, Ursula, Elliott and Madelyn. The last fifteen years of his life was spent at Oakland where his wife preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge for about forty years and was a life-long member of the Episcopal Church.
He is survived by this son, Elliott of Washington, D. C., and daughter, Mrs. A. S. THOMPSON, and granddaughter Lorraine and grandson, Stanley, of Madison, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Liana REIDLER, of Tunnelton, W. Va. He was a brother of the late Mrs. Henry WEBER, of Oakland. Hand dated (10/12/1939) soh

SCOTT, MRS. LENA , aged 70 years, died at the home of Mrs. Mary KISER, Wednesday evening, after an illness of some two years. She was born in Medley, Grant County, W.Va., July 18, 1869. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at Lemansville, Grant County, W.Va.
Handwritten date; Mar. 23, 1939 bt


SELBY, PAULINE E.
Pauline Elizabeth SELBY, 77, of 257 Maple St., Friendsville, died Friday, July 14, 1995, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born Jan. 5, 1918, at Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late David and Florence (CONWAY) FIKE. Mrs. SELBY was a retired beautician and was a member of Friendsville United Methodist church. She was also an avid gardener. Surviving are her husband, N. Ross SELBY; a son, Ross J. SELBY, Annapolis; two daughters, Helen RUSH, Hobart, Ind., and Patty FIKE, Mount Airy, Md.; a brother, Robert FIKE, Salem, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the Friendsville United Methodist church on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Milliren officiating. Interment will be in the Steel Cemetery. Bt


John S. SERENO, 78, native of France, but a resident of Hutton, five mils west of Oakland, for a number of years, was found dead in his bed at his home on Sunday morning. Death was due to a heart attack.
He was born November 29, 1860, in France and came to the United States during his twenties.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Testa SERENO, who came with him to this country from France, six sons and two daughters; also 36 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was a devout member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oakland, from which place funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, with Rev. Fr. W. F. SAUER, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Hand dated 5/11/1939


Funeral services for Albert W. SHAFFER, 67, who died at his home in Pittsburgh, PA., Monday, were held this morning from St. Peter's church with the Rev. John C. Broderick, pastor, officiating.
Mr. SHAFFER is a former resident of the county, a son of Henry and Catherine SHAFFER. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his widow, a son and daughter. The body was brought to Bolden Funeral Home where it remained until the service. Hand dated 27 Aug 1942


Mar 11, 1937
MISS ELLEN SHAFFER died at the home of her nephew, LEON SMOUSE, 1 mile from Mt Lake Park MD last Thursday evening at 6:00 pm aged 76 years. She was lifelong member of St Peter's Catholic Church. She is survived by two sisters: MISS MAGGIE SHAFFER and MRS NETTIE WALSCH of Oakland.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at St Peter's Catholic Church with FATHER SAUER officiating. Interment was in the Shaffer cemetery, 1 mile West of Oakland. Ag


SHAFFER
Mrs. Mary Amelia ROTH SHAFFER, wife of Floyd SHAFFER, and daughter of the late
John H. ROTH, of near Red House, died in the Elkins Hospital on Sunday, May 17th. She had been a patient in the hospital since Tuesday, May 12th. Death was due to appendicitis and peritonitis. Mrs. SHAFFER was aged 67 years, 7 months, and 7 days.
She is survived by her husband, an invalid, who was paralyzed two years ago, on the date his wife was buried. Two brothers, Alph ROTH and Hervey ROTH of Oakland, and two sisters, Mrs. Richard NICHOLSON of Underwood, and Mrs. Matilda WINTERS of Texas, W. Va., two aunts, Mrs. D. E. BOLDEN, Sr., of Oakland, and Mrs. Eliza MARTIN.
Funeral services were conducted from the Red House Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. JONES officiated. Interment was in the Red House cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: May 21, 1936) cs


Mrs. Mary SHAFFER
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SHAFFER, 81, wife of Henry M. SHAFFER, who died at her home here Tuesday evening, following an illness of several months, will be conducted Friday Morning at 9 a.m., at St. Peter's Church with high mass by Rev. Fr. John C. BRODERICK. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. SHAFFER was born in West Virginia January 26, 1861, a daughter of the late Conrad and Theresa NAU. She was a devout Catholic and a member of the Sacred Heart Society.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Leon SHAFFER, Elmer SHAFFER and Robert SHAFFER, Oakland; two daughters, Mrs. Paul BECKWITH, Cresaptown; Miss Josephine SHAFFER, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Theresa COLSON, Baltimore; Mrs. Kate ONESTREET, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Henry NAU, Westernport; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Hand dated 5/28/1942 soh


March 23, 1939
Minnie M. SHAFFER was born April 28, 1870 on the SHAFFER farm near Gortner. Her forebearers were the first settlers of Aurora, W. VA., locating there in 1785. She was the only daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Eve Maria SHAFFER. She is survived by her brother, John A. SHAFFER and half-brother, David E. HAUSER, with whom she made her home, Franklin B. SHAFFER of Red House and Charles H. SHAFFER of Washington, D. C. and a half-sister, Mrs. Marmaduke BEST. A brother, Patrick H. SHAFFER died many years ago. Miss SHAFFER's funeral was on Monday at Red House by her pastor, Rev. A. K. JONES. The pallbearers were Messrs. S. W. SLABACH, Roy LEE, Simon SWARTZENTRUBER, Floyd LEE, Noah LICHTY and Hurley MILLER. The flower bearers were: Mrs. Harvey SWARTZENTRUBER, Mrs. Roy LEE, Mrs. Isaac BECKMAN, Florence DEEM, Hazel and Edith LEE, Kathleen DODGE and Lela MOSSER. Mb


SHANK
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine E. SHANK were conducted last Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Swanton, Md., with Rev. C. W. FRAKER, pastor of the Swanton United Brethren Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. CRITES, pastor of the Loch Lynn United Brethren Church. Burial was in the Deer Park Cemetery. Mrs. SHANK was a member of the Swanton United Brethren Church having been received into the Church in 1898 by Rev. YOUNG. She was one of the founders of the Ladies Aid Society and had always been a very active church worker. She was well known throughout the County and her passing is mourned by a host of friends. She is survived by her husband, H. H. SHANK, Swanton; two sons, Samuel R., Cumberland, and Raymond D., Keyser; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie WIGFIELD, Cresaptown and Mrs. Arthur H. GREEN, Swanton; two brothers, George RALSTON, Detroit, and Samuel RALSTON, pastor of the United Brethren Church, Windber, Pa., and four sisters, Mrs. Maude STRIPS, Akron, Mrs. Ada CRAIGO, Youngwood, Pa.; Mrs. Helen SWIFT, Johnstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Blanche MYERS, Hazelwood, Pa.
(handwritten on obit: July 15, 1937) cs


SHARPLESS, ELWOOD E. SR.
Elwood E. "Pete" SHARPLESS Sr., 61. Oshkosh, Wisconsin, died Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, following a lengthy illness. Born May 13, 1934, in Swanton, he was a son of the late McConnell "Conley" SHARPLESS and Alice (TURNER) SHARPLESS MADIGAN. He was a retired baker. He served two years in the U.S. Army, and 28 years with the National Guard. Survivors include his wife Nevada Irene (LOOK) SHARPLESS; his step-father Niles MADIGAN, Deer Park; five sons, Danny Lee PAUGH, Lonaconing, Donald SHARPLESS, Elwood SHARPLESS Jr., and Robert SHARPLESS, all of Oshkosh, and Douglas SHARPLESS, Door County, Wisc.; two daughters, Beverly STOCKINGER, Oshkosh, and Betty Lou BRUSS, Berlin, Wisc.; five brothers, Roy "Buck" SHARPLESS and Richard SHARPLESS, both of Swanton, James SHARPLESS and Robert "Mesh" SHARPLESS, both of Deer Park, and Paul "P.R." SHARPLESS of West Palm Beach, Fla.' Three sisters, Lois SHOCKEY, Laurel, Fay TICHNELL, Swanton, and Linda BUSCIGLIO, Pasadena; 15 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Wisconsin. A memorial service was conducted locally at the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, also on Wednesday, with the Rev. Bill Brown officiating. (Editor's note: The above obituary is being reprinted because a name of one of the survivors was omitted from last week's article.) bt


SHARTZER
Catherine Elizabeth SHARTZER died August 3rd, 1938, after a prolonged illness. She was aged 78 years 6 months and 4 days. Her husband Leonard SHARTZER preceded her in death 20 years ago. She was the mother of four children, three of them living: Anna HORNER of Wilkinsburg, Nellie VON BOLTEN , Boston, Massachusetts and Mrs. Harry HUMBERSON of Accident. Six grandchildren and three sisters also survive. The deceased was a life long member of Zion Lutheran Church. Funeral services were conducted Saturday aftrnoon, with burial in the local cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: Apr. 11, 1938) cs


Jan 14, 1837
CLYDE H SHARTZER a former Oakland resident and son of a former sheriff of Garrett county, died at the Uniontown Hospital on Sunday evening following a brief illness of complications. MR. SHARTZER was a salesman and had been ill but a brief time when taken by death. He was a member of the IOOF the Fraternal Order of Eagles and also a member of the Lutheran Church. He is survived by his widow and one son, who at present is at the Carlisle Barracks US Army, two sisters MRS. ELIZABETH YEAGO, Wheeling, W.VA., MRS. ETTA WHITE, Oakland and three brothers EARL W and LLOYD of Oakland and JOHN of Akron. Following services in Uniontown the remains was brought here and interment made in the family lot in the Oakland cemetery. MR. SHARTZER was 47 years old at the time of his death. Ag


Fred SHARTZER
Service for Fred SHARTZER, of Salisbury, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew SHARTZER, Oakland, who died in a Salisbury hospital Friday afternoon, of uremia, were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Bolden funeral home here, with the Rev. Dr. A. B. Leamer, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment was in the Oakland cemetery.
Mr. SHARTZER was employed by the Dill Company, Norristown, Pa., and had been away from Oakland for a numbers of years.
Surviving are his widow and one son, in Florida; and the following brothers, and sisters, John SHARTZER, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. John YEAGO, Wheeling, W. Va.; and Earl and Lloyd SHARTZER and Mrs. Harry WHITE, Oakland. Hand dated 3/9/1939 soh


SHAWEN, MRS MARY
Apr 29, 1937
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon for MRS MARY JEANNETTE SHAWEN, 89, widow of JAMES C SHAWEN. She died Friday at the home of MRS. HARRY KISER, Mt Lake Park.
Services were held at the home of her grandchild. MAYOR LAWRENCE M FRALEY, with REV WILLIAM A ASHLEY of Kingwood, W.VA., were in charge. Interment was in the Terra Alta cemetery. Pallbearers were HARLAND L JONES. EDWARD LAWRENCE, CARROLL A ELLIOT, HUGH ECHARD, ROBERT LOHR and R.E. FRALEY
Surviving are three grandchildren, MAYOR FRALEY, and State's Attorney NEIL C FRALEY and MRS FRANK A SMOUSE of Oakland: the following step-grandchildren, RAY and BURR SPRING. MRS HARRY LOCK and MRS DORSEY BEALLE, all of Grafton, W.VA, and MRS ETHEL BOYCE of Tunnelton W.VA also 9 great-grandchildren. Ag


June 11, 1942
Frederick Allen SHEETZ
The body of Frederick Allen SHEETZ, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton J. SHEETZ, of Keyser, W. VA. was recovered from Deep Creek Lake. He died of accidental drowning after falling from an outboard motor boat that he was testing. The body was recovered in about fifteen feet of water by Howard HANNA, of Westernport, who was assisted by another youth. He is survived by his widow, his parents, and a brother. He was employed on the Cumberland Division of the B & O Railroad as a fireman. mb


SHEVEL GEORGE
Feb 4, 1937
MR GEORGE SHEVEL born in Ortzensdorf, Germany December 17, 1842, died Feb 4, 1937 at the home of his daughter, MS ANNA FRATZ wife of JOHN FRATZ near Accident.
He came to this country in 1869 and was united in marriage same year to MISS BARBARA KRITTER. His wife and one daughter, KATHERINE, wife of AUGUST GEORG of Cove, preceded him in death. He is survived by six children, BARBARA, wife of NORMAN DURST, Accident: GEORGE of Preston, MD; HENRY of Friendsville; FRED of Wadsworth, Ohio; ANNA, wife of JOHN FRATZ, Accident: and JOHN of Storm Lake, Iowa. Also 32 grand children, 39 great grand children and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb 8th at the Zion Evaugelical Lutheran Church at Accident MD by REV H H FICKENSCHER.
Interment was in St John's Lutheran Cemetery at Cove MD. Ag



Aug 20, 1936
MANASSEH M SHROCK, died at his home in Mt Lake Park, MD, Wednesday morning, August 19th. He had been ill for about three months, and was 80 years old at the time of his death. MR SHROCK was born in Somerset, PA., and came to Mt Lake Park about 41 years ago, where he was engaged in the carpenter trade. Several of his winters were spent in Florida.
Surviving are his widow, MRS SUSAN SHROCK, a daughter, MRS VERNA HARVEY, Miami, Florida; a son, ALBERT SHROCK of Mt. Lake Park; three brothers and a sister, namely; CHRISTIAN SHROCK, Farmington, Delaware, SAMUEL SHROCK and SARAH COFFMAN, Arthur, Illinois and BENJAMIN SHROCK of Accident, MD.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home in Mt Lake Park on Friday afternoon. August 21st with REV C.A. SHILKE officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland cemetery. MR SHROCK was a member of the Lutheran Church in Oakland. Ag


SHIPLEY Dies at Meyersdale
Melvin F. SHIPLEY, former Register of Wills of Frederick County, died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 62 years of age. Surviving are his widow and one son, D. Carroll SHIPLEY. Mr. SHIPLEY, until Monday, assisted Mrs. Hervey SMOUSE at the office of Register of Wills in Oakland.
(handwritten on item: Feb. 14, 1935) ag


Joseph W. SILBER died Tuesday morning at his home at Accident, Md., following tow years' illness. He was 63.
A native of Harrisonburg, Va., Mr. SILBER was the son of the late Joseph and Nancy SILBER. He was a livestock dealer and farmer and was widely known though Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia. He had been a member of the United Brethren Church since 1911 and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alts R. (BENNETT) SILBER; four children, Mrs. Ghay ATHEY, Frank, Joseph W., Jr., and Carnie Willis SILBER, all at home; a grandchild, Belmont ATHEY, Jr., of Accident, and one brother, O. O. SILBER, of Red Creek, W. Va.
Hand dated 2/9/1939 soh


SIMPSON
Mrs. Mary WARNICK SIMPSON, 78, widow of Douglas SIMPSON, died Sunday morning
at 4 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry EDWARDS, Grantsville, with whom she resided.
Mrs. SIMPSON was a native of New Germany and a life-long resident of Garrett county. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ashford SIMPSON (Warnick?). Her husband preceded her in death by eleven years.
Mrs. SIMPSON was an active member in the Grantsville Methodist church and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society.
Besides Mrs. EDWARDS she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Arthur BROADWATER, Mrs. Arch COOK,, Lonaconing; Mrs. Kenneth MOORE, Barnsville, Ohio.
Four sons, Oscar SIMPSON, Deer Park; George SIMPSON, Richards, W. Va.; Elmer SIMPSON, Lonaconing, and Forrest SIMPSON, Pekin, Md. Sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. SIMPSON leaves three sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. Clara BROADWATER, Salisbury; Mrs. Effie GARLITZ, Cresaptown; and Miss Bertha WARNICK, Mt. Lake Park; Arthur C. WARNICK, Oakland; John H. WARNICK, Martinsburg, W. Va. and Horace H. WARNICK, Cumberland.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Grantsville Methodist church with Rev. V. R. GILLUM, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: 8/13/1942) cs


SINCELL, JOHN T
Mar 25, 1937
Funeral services were conducted Sunday for the late JOHN T SINCELL, 70, a former resident here, who died at this home in Keyser last Friday of pneumonia. Interment was make in the Oakland cemetery on Sunday afternoon. MR. SINCELL went from Oakland to Keyser thirty years ago and established himself in business. At the time of his death he was justice of the Peace. He is survived by his widow, two sisters and four brothers, BENJ H and HARRY of Oakland. Ag


December 23, 1937
Bernice Frances SINES
Funeral rites for Bernice Frances SINES, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott SINES, of Liberty Street, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bolden Funeral Hoime with Rev. Chas. A. SH????, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, officiating. She attended Oakland High School. She is survived by her parents and a brother. mb


John SINES
Funeral services for the late John SINES, one of two remaining in Civil War veterans in Garrett County, who died at his home at Sines Early Saturday morning, following an illness of several weeks, was held Sunday afternoon from the Pine Grove Church with the Rev. Emra FIKE, Officiating. Burial was in the Sines Cemetery. Mr. SINES was found dead in bed by members of his family.
The deceased was in his 96th year, having been born June 7th, 1844 at Sang Run, this county, a son of the late William and Eliza SINES. He served in the Civil War for four years in the Third Maryland Infantry, Company D. The only living Civil War veteran in this county at present is George MARLEY, of Deer Park, who observed his 102nd anniversary last April. Mr. SINES has been active his entire life as a farmer.
He is survived by two children, Walter of Oakland, and Mrs. Edith F. Cross of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Elija of Friendsville; A. L. SINES, Oakland; and W. G. SINES of Cannan, W. Va.; ten grand children; 17 great grand children and five great great grand children
Hand dated 11/16/1939 soh


SINES, MARY JANE
Jan 7 1937
MARY JANE, 6 year old daughter of MR AND MRS CHAS. SINES, near Sines, died at her home of influenza. Services were conducted at the home and burial in the Bray cemetery. Ag


SISLER, BOYD
Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 25th, from the Methodist Church at Gormania, W.Va., for Boyd SISLER, of Gorman, this county, who died in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va., on Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 1939. He had been in the hospital about a week in an attempt to stop bleeding at the mouth and nose. He was born July 13, 1921. Services were in charge of Rev. Ira Lyon and interment was in the Wolfe cemetery near Red House. He was a son of Solomon and Martha SISLER. Surviving are his parents and seven brothers, Julius, Leo, Clarence, Milford, Harold and Carlton, all at home, and Clyde, of Crellin.
Note: 1939 was handwritten in the article. Bt


SISLER
Horace Russley SISLER, son of Jacob and Sarah SISLER, was born Feb. 16, 1868, near Trap Run and passed away April 25, 1937 at age 69 years, 2 months and nine days. He was a life long resident of Garrett County. United to the Brethren church at Mt. Dale. On January 9, 1890 he was united in marriage to Liddia Anna BEEGHLY, to which union eleven children, nine boys and two girls were born.
He leaves surviving him, his wife, one brother, Lloyd Mack SISLER, one sister, Mary M. BECKART, seven sons and one daughter, David, Daniel, Jasper, Frank, of Friendsville, Oliver of Gibbon's Glade, Pa., Estella FRIEND of Friendsville, all of whom are married, Scott and Lloyd at home. Thirty-five grand children, a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. SISLER had been in failing health for the past fifteen years. He was stricken on Easter Sunday and was ill four weeks to the day. He was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Dale, Rev. George VAN SICKLE officiating. Interment was made at Sislers cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: Apr. 29, 1937) cs ag


SISLER, H.R.
In memory of Mr. H.R. SISLER, who passed away April 25, 1937.

Father, you are gone away from us,
But you just seem near somehow;
How 'oft we've longed to see you
And to kiss you wrinkled brow.

The home seems sad and lonely,
And you chair is left unfilled;
But God called in his Glory,
And his calls are all fulfilled.

You left us sad and tearful,
When you left us all that day;
But we never will forget you,
Though God has taken you away.

Written by his granddaughter, Laurine SISLER. bt
(It's my guess that H.R. was actually Horace Resley to start with. There was a real Horace Resley who was a very prominent attorney and one time clerk of the court in Allegany County, about the time this Mr. Sisler was born. Many of my ancestors named a son Horace Resley whatever, after they'd done business with the attorney. Connie)


SKIPPER
Carroll Cody SKIPPER, Jr., son of Rev. and Mrs. C. C. SKIPPER, of Oakland, Md., died in convulsions at his home in Oakland on April 19th. Funeral Services were conducted from the home Tuesday morning, April 21st, at 10:30. Interment was in the Marshall Friend cemetery. The child was aged 8 years. Surviving are his parents and several sisters and brothers.
(handwritten on obit: Apr. 23, 1936) cs


Major William N. SKYLES, 67, a summer resident of Mountain Lake Park, died early Saturday morning from a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter POLLARD, at Hagerstown, where the Major and the Mrs. SKYLES made their winter home when not sojourning in the south.
Major SKYLES was a son of the late Rev. N. H. SKYLES, Woodstock, Va., where resides a brother, Charles S. SKYLES, and an only sister, Mrs. Ella Martin. He was also a brother of the Rev. Dr. Eugene P SKYLES, pastor of the St. Mark's Reformed Church, Cumberland, and Harry H, SKYLES, New York, New York, a member of the editorial staff of the American Law Book Company, and Russell SKYLES, druggist, New York.
Major SKYLES was a retired army officer and served in France during the world conflict. He had many friends in this community and his very sudden death was a distinct shock to them. Funeral services were conducted in Woodstock Monday and interment made there.
Hand dated 2 Mar 1939 cs


SLONAKER, GERALDINE C.
Geraldine Catherine SLONAKER, 74, of Oakland, formerly of Hampshire county, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, at the Cuppett Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Capon Bridge, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Carl M. and Gertrude (BROOKS) SLONAKER. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Afton David George SLONAKER. Mrs. SLONAKER was a housekeeper for the FELD family. Surviving are one brother, Melvin O. SLONAKER, Romney, W.Va., and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, on Sunday from 3 p.m. until the time of the services, which will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. by the Rev. Anthony Wadsworth. The family also will receive friends at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Graveside services will be conducted at the Garrett Memorial Gardens, Oakland, on Monday at 11:30 a.m. bt


October 8, 1942
C. Ney SMITH, 46, a mechanical engineer of Huntington, W. VA. died Sunday morning in the Hatfield Hospital in that city where he had been admitted the previous day suffering from a heart attack. Mr. SMITH was a native of Blaine, W. VA. and a son of Mrs. R. A. SMITH. He was a graduate of the West Virginia Wesleyan College and attended Harvard School of Business Administration. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the Wilson Fidler Post. He was associated with the Methodist Church. mb


SMITH, GEORGE W
Aug 20, 1936
GEORGE W SMITH aged 70 years, 11 months and 29 days, was killed early Sunday morning. Several children survive. Funeral services were conducted from the Ferndale Church at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon. REV BAILEY of Loch Lynn officiated. Interment was in the Ferndale Cemetery. Ag


SMITH, MICHAEL P.
Funeral rites for Michael P. SMITH, 78, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, with rev. C.F. Dauphin, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Accident cemetery. His death followed a lingering illness. He was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth SMITH. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He is survived by his widow, three sons and five daughters, Fred G. and John SMITH, Buckhannon, W. Va.; Walter at home; Mrs. Amelia SMITH, Mrs. Prima MANVEL, Mrs. Viola SAGLE, Cleveland, Oh; Mrs. Frank DIXON, and Mrs. Clara MOATS, Hagerstown: fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one brother, Phillip M. SMITH.
Handwritten date; 5/21/42 bt


SMITH
Funeral services for Playford SMITH, 21, of Deer Park, who was killed instantly Sunday evening when struck by a hit-and-run motorist near the mining village of Pretoria, Pa., were [part of obit missing]
Surviving are his parents, eleven brothers and sisters; Alvie SMITH, of Crellin; Ray SMITH and Mrs. Alvin STRAWSER, of Deer Park; Izetta SMITH, Bertha SMITH, Nellie SMITH, Betty SMITH, Oliver SMITH, Robert SMITH, Lavina SMITH and Leroy SMITH, all at home.
(handwritten on obit: Mar. 11, 1937) cs


December 10, 1942
Robert M. SMITH
Funeral services for Robert M. SMITH, 76, a native of Scotland and a former resident of Morgantown where he was found dead, were conducted Sunday at the home of his sister, Mrs. James PORTER, Kitzmiller, MD., by Rev. G. W. BURKHAR. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow, MD. Surviving is another sister, Mrs. Jean WILKENSON, Midland. Pallbearers were: Wendell WILSON, Lon WARNICK, Martin, Walter and Clarence KELLER, and Robert SOLLARS. Among those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey WILKINSON and son, Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Meryl LONG, Midland, Miss Elizabeth GREENSHIELDS, R. N., Wilmington, Del.; Rev. and Mrs. G. W. BURKHART, Elk Garden and Raymond BRICKLER, Baltimore. mb


William A. SMITH
Funeral rites for William A. SMITH, 77, of Hoyes, Chief Judge of the Orphans Court, who died early Sunday morning in the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted earlier in the month, were held at the family home in Hoyes Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. R. L. GREYNOLDS, pastor of the Methodist Church, Friendsville, officiating. Burial was in the Oakland cemetery.
He was a son of Daniel SMITH and Eliza TOTTEN SMITH and was born in Hardy County, W. Va., and came to this county at an early age and settled at Hoyes. For many years he operated a mercantile business in that village where he was also postmaster for about 50 years.
Mr. SMITH was a former member of the State Fish Commission and served from 1912 to 1916. He was also one of the organizers of the Garrett County Telephone Company and headed that organization for many years. At the time of his death he was a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank, Oakland: a charter member of Youghioghney Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Friendsville, a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, and was affiliated with the Republican party.
He filled the unexpired term of the late T. W. CASTEEL as judge of the Orphans Court, and was elected a member of that body in November, 1938, and later made chief judge by Governor Harry W. NICE.
Mr. SMITH is survived by his widow, three sons and one daughter. Daniel Earl and Wayne, of Washington, D. C., William Cecil, Oakland, and Mrs. Auburn AYRES, of Washington, D. C.; three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Abel DEWITT and Mrs. George THAYER.
Pallbearers at Hoyes; W. W. DEWITT, Earl CODDINGTON, Hobart FRIEND, Arthur CUSTER, Hobert BISHOFF, Frank CALLIS. Pallbearers in Oakland were: Delbert DAVIS, E. R. JONES, J. P. TREACY, W. H. SMOUSE, T. E. BISHOFF and S. T. NAYLOR.
Hand dated 3/2/1939 soh


SMOUSE
Carl Earl SMOUSE, age 42 years, well known resident of Fairmont, died last Thursday at his home there. He was the son of J. R. SMOUSE and was born Feb. 14, 1894 in Oakland, Md. His mother died several years ago. He was twice married, his first wife has been dead for a number of years. She was the former Miss Mary GROSS. His second wife, Mrs. Viva BROWN SMOUSE, survives. A step-son, Buster BROWN, also is living.
Brothers and sisters surviving are Harry, Harold and Walter SMOUSE, Mrs. James L. DeBRUCQUE and Miss Louise SMOUSE, all of Fairmont.
The funeral was held last Saturday in the residence and the body placed in Woodlawn Abbey to await better weather conditions, when it will be brought to Oakland for burial.
(handwritten on obit: Feb. 20, 1936) cs


Reed SMOUSE, 67, died early Sunday morning at the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he was taken following a sudden illness last Friday. He had been employed in the blacksmith shop of E. G. NAYLOR on Third Street. He is survived by one brother, John Howard SMOUSE, of Westernport, one nephew and 2 nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Bolden Funeral Home with Rev. W. S. PATTERSON, officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Grantsville. Hand dated 12 Jan 1939 soh


SPEDDEN, EDWARD
Edward SPEEDEN, age 79 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary FRIEND in Shinnston, W.Va., early Friday morning. The body was shipped to Oakland Friday evening. Funeral services were conducted from the Bolden Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Patterson officiated. Interment was made in Oakland cemetery. Surviving are three sons and one daughter, Charles, Edward and Robert, and Mrs. Mary FRIEND, of Shinnston, W. Va. Also two brothers and one sister, Sewell and Ham, of Fairmont and Mrs. George KEYS, of Alexandria.
Handwritten date; July 25, 1935 bt


SPEICHER, ARTHUR L
Aug 26, 1937
Funeral service for the late ARTHUR LEE SPEICHER, 37, formerly of Mountain Lake Park, was held yesterday afternoon at the Leighton Funeral Home with the REV E. A. CRITES of Loch Lynn officiating. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery which was in charge of Oakland Lodge No. 192, A. F. & A. M.
MR SPEICHER suffered an attack of acute indigestion while on a fishing trip near Harper's Ferry. The attack came just after he had crossed from the Virginia side of the Potomac River to the Maryland Side.
JUSTICE JOHN T HEMP, Burkittsville, the acting coroner, gave a verdict of death due to natural causes and deemed an inquest unnecessary. SPEICHER was pronounced dead by DR. LEVIN WEST, summoned from Brunswick after the Norbeck man slumped unconscious in his automobile.
SPEICHER, another man and a boy had gone to Knoxville to go fishing. They crossed in a boat to the Virginia shore and there SPEICHER was taken ill.
He had operated a filling station at Norbeck, between Rockville and Washington D.C. and was a member of the Newburg W.VA Masonic lodge.
He was born at Mountain Lake Park and is survived by his widow MRS JULIA (QUEER) SPEICHER, of Pleasant Valley. Ag


SPEICHER, LUCINDA HARMAN
Oct 1, 1936
MRS LUCINDA HARMAN SPEICHER wife of JAMES SPEICHER, of Accident passed away at her home Monday. September 21st. MRS SPEICHER was 71 years old and her death was due to paralysis from which she had been suffering for the past three years. She was a daughter of ADAM and ELIZABETH BURKHOLDER HARMAN.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the English Lutheran Church at Accident with the REV M KUNKLE, officiating. Burial was in the Bittinger Cemetery. Her husband and four daughters survive. Ag


SPENCER, JAMES OLIVER
Jan 14, 1937
JAMES OLIVER SPENCER, 68, of near Sunnyside, died at his home last Thursday of tuberculosis. He is survived by his widow and two sons, RAY of Cresaptown, and THOMAS PATRICK of near Sunnyside, this county. Sixteen grandchildren also survive. Services were held Sunday at Fairview Church, Tucker County, West Virginia and interment in the church cemetery. Ag


SPIKER
Mrs. Laura Ferndise SPIKER, 57, died at her home in Mt. Lake Park, Sunday. She was the widow of Sidney J. SPIKER. She is survived by five children: Clarence, Harold, Mava, Winnie and Nettie, three sisters, Mrs. Lovilla LEWIS, Mrs. Cal GROVES, and Mrs. John METHENY, and one brother, Joe LEWIS.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon with Rev. D. C. TRIMBLE officiating, assisted by Rev. I. S. MIDDAUGH. Burial was made in the Oakland cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: Feb. 13, 1936) cs


SPIKER, MRS. MARY H.
Mrs. Mary H. SPIKER, wife of Charles B. SPIKER, of Loch Lynn, died at her home Tuesday, June 25 at 6:55 p.m.. She was aged 45 years, 2 months and 27 days. She was born in Moorefield, W. Va., April 8, 1890, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James WOLF. Services were conducted from the U.B. Church at Loch Lynn this afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Rev. Jesse officiated. Burial was in the Wonderly cemetery.
Handwritten date; 6-27-35 bt


SPRAGUE, GEORGE D
Mar 11, 1937
Funeral services for the late GEORGE D SPRAGUE, a former resident of Oakland, and manager of the Oakland Creamery, was held at his home in Purcellville, VA last Saturday.
MR SPRAGUE was well known here. He was stricken last Thursday while in the field of his farm in VA and died suddenly of a heart attack. While here he was an active member of St Matthews Episcopal Church , a member of the Oakland Rotary Club and other organizations.
He is survived by his widow, three sons, ROBERT, HOWARD and GEORGE and one daughter, MRS DONNELLY of Indianapolis. IND. REV DAVID C TRIMBLE pastor of St Matthews Church here assisted in the funeral service. Interment was made in Purcellsville. Ag


STAHL, INFANT DAUGHTER
Dec 17, 1936
MR and MRS STEWART STAHL are mourning the loss of their six weeks old daughter, who died Tuesday morning at the Memorial Hospital in Cumberland. The child was taken to the hospital shortly after birth and pneumonia was given as the cause of its death. MR and MRS STAHL have four other children. HELEN, BETTY, DARRELL and ELDRED, who with their parents survive. REV S. D. SIGLER, pastor of the Lutheran Church conducted funeral services for the infant and burial was in the Grantsville Cemetery. Ag


STANTON, MABEL W.
Mabel Waltrude STANTON, 90 Grantsville, died Wednesday, September 15, 1993, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born February 16, 1903, in Jennings, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (HETRICK) BITTINGER. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin H. STANTON, on April 15, 1964; one son, M. Hoye STANTON, and one grandson. Mrs. STANTON was a member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren and was a homemaker. Surviving are three sons, Owen STANTON, Grantsville, Robert STANTON, Green Valley, Ariz., Richard STANTON, McHenry; two daughters, Mary MILLER, Springs, Pa.; Helen DICE, Grantsville; one brother, Kermit BITTINGER, Mexico Farms, one sister, Harlene BRADEN, Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends were received in the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Connell Chaney officiating. Interment was in the Bittinger Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Bt


STANTON, W.E.
Rites for W.E. STANTON, 71, who died suddenly early last Monday morning, were held from the home at Little Crossings at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. His pastor Rev. A.J. Forry, conducted the services and was assisted by Rev. S.E. Lobach, Wayneboro, Pa., and L.N. Wilson, Berlin, Pa. "Abide With Me" and "Lead Kindly Light" were sung by Mrs. Thos D. MAUER. Pallbearers were Stewart STAHL, Harry YOMMER, C.O. BENDER, N.U. BROADWATER, John H. FOLK and Paul KINSINGER. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery. The many beautiful floral tributes, which completely filled the living room, were silent evidence of the love and esteem in which Mr. STANTON was held. The many friends and relatives who came to attend services crowded the home beyond its capacity and a number of persons remained outside. As a gesture of respect the business places of the community were closed during the hour of the funeral service. Mr. STANTON was widely known throughout this section as one of Garrett County's most successful and substantial businessmen.
Handwritten date; 1/29/1942 bt


Same person but a lot more history.
William Edgar STANTON, 71, died suddenly about 4:30 o'clock Monday morning, January 19, 1942, of a heart attack. He became ill about 3 a.m., and died a few minutes before a physician arrived. He had suffered from a heart ailment for several years but had seemed much improved. A slight attack occurred a few weeks ago, but was not considered alarming, and he apparently had recovered sufficiently to be out. He attended church Sunday morning, chatted with friends and called upon his neighbor, and seemed to feel exceptionally well. His sudden death came as a distinct shock to his family and friends.
Mr. STANTON was one of Grantsville's most substantial citizens and was held in the highest esteem by all who know him. The task of writing a fitting obituary for this highly respected gentleman is a difficult one as mere words do not seem sufficient to express his splendid character and his outstanding place in the community. He was widely known throughout this section. His grandfather founded "Stanton's Mill" at Little Crossings and was in turn succeeded by his son, Eli STANTON, (W. E. STANTON's father) who conducted the business for many years. Upon his graduation from the Paughkeepsie Business School at Paughkeepsie, N. Y., W. E. STANTON entered the business in partnership with his father, and after a few years took over its ownership. He has successfully conducted the establishment since 1909. For the past few years he has been assisted by his son, Edgar V. STANTON, and son-in-law, Bryon H. BENDER. For a number of years Mr. STANTON also served on the Board of Directors of the former First National Bank of Grantsville, and for six years held the office of vice-president.
In addition to his interest in the affairs of his community, he also took an active part in the work of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which he was a life-long member. He had been an officer in the organization for years, first as Deacon, and later as Elder, which office he has held for the past twenty years. Until the time of his death he was actively interested in the work of the Consistory Board of the church, of which he was also a member. He was always willing to cooperate with his fellows and a generous contributor to any cause he felt to be just and worthy. A sizable donation to the present Red Cross campaign, a few days ago, was possibly his last contribution. The congregation to which he belonged, as well as the entire community owes him much for his ardent support and his loss will be felt keenly, not only by his bereaved family, but by the entire community.
Mr. STANTON was born September 28, 1870, a son of the late Eli and Harriett Broadwater STANTON, and was the third of five children. In September 1897 he married Miss Rebecca VAN SICKEL, of Somerfield. They were the parents of five children. A daughter, Lillian, died at the age of three months. In addition to their mother, the following children survive. Mrs. Bryon H. BENDER, Mrs. Lena S. BENDER and Edgar V. STANTON, Grantsville, and Mrs. Stanton FUNK, Washington, Pa. He also leaves a brother, J. Urban STANTON, Grantsville, a sister, Mrs. Harvey H. MAUST, Salisbury, Pa., and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Alvin J. FORRY, pastor of the local church, and Rev. L. N. WILSON, Berlin, Pa. Soh


J. Henry STEMPLE
Funeral services for J. Henry STEMPLE were held Monday at the Stemple Ridge Church. Mr. STEMPLE was a well know citizen of near Aurora, W. Va. He was 83 years old and was employed at one of the mines at Thomas W. Va., and farmed in Hambleton. Two sons and six daughters survive. Hand dated 3/23/1939 soh


STERLING, SARAH E
Mar 25, 1937
SARAH E STERLING of Elder Hill died at her home on March 10, 1937, age 81 years 10 months 2 days. She is survived by three children; SILAS W. STERLING, Crellin, MD; ROBERT J STERING, Elder Hill and MRS B.F. SCHROYER of Friendsville, MD.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Friendsville, on March 12, 1937 and interment in the Blooming Rose cemetary. Ag bt


STERLING, STANLEY EUGENE
Sept 17, 1936
STANLEY EUGENE STERLING, aged 2 years, 3 months and 25 days, died at his home in Crellin, Saturday September 12th. Death was due to Cholera Infantum.
Surviving are his parents, MR and MRS JOHN S STERLING and four brothers JAMES, CARLTON, RICHARD and CLINTON all at home.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. REV C.A.SHILKE officiated. Interment was in the Ashby Cemetery. Ag


STEVENSON. SALLY ANN
Sally Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. STEVENSON, Jr., died at the home of her parents in Mt. Lake Park, Tuesday, age ten months and ten days. Funeral was held yesterday at 2:30 from the parents home with Rev. Harold Gamblin officiating. Interment was in the Oakland cemetery.
Handwritten date; 1939 bt


STEWART, MRS. MARY
Mrs. Mary Virginia STEWART died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. BOWERS, October 24, at Harding, W.Va. She was born June 8, 1860 at Sleepy Creek, W.Va., age 74 years. She was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth FREDRICK. She was married to Chas. M. STEWART on December 21, 1878, at Sleepy Creek. Surviving are seven daughters; Mrs. W.H. BOWERS, Harding, W.Va.; Mrs. O.A. FEATHER, Mill Creek, W. Va.; Miss Melda STEWART, Mill Creek, W.Va.; Mrs. Hollie KIMES, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. H.L. GERST, Akron, Ohio, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held in the Methodist /church, Saturday at 2:30. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery.
Handwritten date; Oct. 25, 1934 bt


David Jenifer STUCK was born Nov. 20th, 1849, died Feb. 16, 1939, aged 89 years, 2 months, 26 days.
He was the son of the late Jacob and Anne HOLMES STUCK and was one of a family of 11 children, and the oldest. He was never married but was a friend of every child in the community and will be greatly missed. Generous to a fault always ready to help in case of sickness and death.
The Family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all those who were so kind and helpful in their hour of sorrow. Soh


SWEITZER, TRUMAN L.
Truman L. SWEITZER died Tuesday night at the Evans Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. He had been in ill health for the past five years. A son of the late William and Jane (SCHROYER) SWEITZER, he was born in Swanton, March 22, 1879, and was aged 74 years. A retired B. and O. shop man, he had worked in Keyser shops some thirty-five years. He had resided in Swanton most of his life and was a member of the U.B. Church there. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Mrs. George SHARPLESS and Lester SWEITZER, Swanton; five grandchildren; three brothers, Frank SWEITZER, Mt. Lake Park; Oliver SWEITZER, Fairmont, W.Va.; Joe B. SWEITZER, Loch Lynn Heights. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, EST, from the Methodist church in Swanton, with interment in the Mosser cemetery. The body will be at the home in Swanton until time for the service.
Handwritten date; 1953 bt


SWIRES, MARY ELIZABETH
Feb 4 1937
MRS MARY ELIZABETH SWIRES, 75, widow of the late NOAH HERMAN SWIRES died at the home of her daughter-in-law last Friday. She had been a resident of the Sunnyside community for more than twenty-five years. Ten years ago she moved to Kempton where she remained until 1924 when she came to Loch Lynn Heights in live with her daughter-in-law. She was a member of the U B Church Loch Lynn, from which funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon with REV J.E. JOHNSON officiating. She is survived by one son, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Ag


SWEITZER
Edward SWEITZER, 77, husband of Clara Grace FITZWATER SWITZER. died Friday at home near Swanton. He had been bedfast three years.
Born April 11, 1872, at Accident Mr. SWEITZER had resided in the Swanton vicinity for 68 years and worked as a railroad trackman. His parents were the late Levi and Mary Jane BITTINGER SWEITZER. He was a member of the United Brethren Church in Deer Park.
Surviving in addition to his widow, are ten children, Mrs. Floda PARRISH and Arthur, Ernest, Robert, Nora and Neal SWEITZER, all of Swanton; Harry SWEITZER, Crellin; Mrs. Iva PASE, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Mary Alice FRIES, Mt. Lake Park, and Miss Dessie SWEITZER, Rosewood, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Annie REXRODE, Swanton; 20 grand-children .
and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Sunday at 2 p.m., in Swanton Methodist Church with interment in George Cemetery. Rev. Irwin FIKE officiated.
(handwritten on obit: 1949)


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