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STAKEM, Mrs. Adna G. Griffith

Mrs. Adna G. Stakem, 84, of 110 Bedford Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Hampton P. and Martha (Haberlein) Griffith and was the widow of Patrick J. (Derby) Stakem. Mrs. Stakem was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg. Surviving are two sons, Paul G., city, and Frank A. Stakem, Hyattsville; three sisters, Mrs. Phil Cusack, Miss Mary Griffith and Mrs. Roy DeVore, all of Frostburg; five grandchildren and a niece. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, December 9, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

STAKEM, Mrs. Annie C. Byrne

MIDLAND-Mrs. Annie C. Stakem, 85, of Midland, died yesterday at the Kyle nursing Home, Lonaconing. Born at Ocean, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Quinn) Byrne and was the widow of John F. Byrne. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Sodality. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan O'Brien and Mrs. Gene Mills, both of Midland; two sons, Thomas P. Stakem, Midland, and John Stakem, Frostburg; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary McGreevy, Wilmerding, Pa.; Mrs. Bridget Kelly, Miss Katherine Byrne and Mrs. Helen Bullock, all of Baltimore; Sister M. Teresa (Margaret), Georgetown Visitation Convent, Washington; Sister M. Placide (Teresa), Mt. DeSales, Catonsville, and Mrs. Agnes McGreevy, Cumberland; and three grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a. m. at St. Joseph's Church and burial will be in the parish cemetery."
The Cumberland News, 25 Mar 1968
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted January 23, 2011

 

STAKEM, Clement T.

"Clement T. Stakem, 61 years, who operated a service station on Vale Summit Road, died today in Potomac Valley Hospital, in Keyser, W. Va. Surviving are his widow Ann (Urbas) Stakem, three daughters: Mrs. Patricia Garrison, Midland; Mrs. Noreen Smith, Piedmont; Mrs. Tony Tapacro, Annapolis; three sisters: Mrs. Henry Milford, Lonaconing; Mrs. Rosmarie Cheezan, Baltimore and Mrs. Theresa Rhodes, Arkansas; five brothers: Thomas J. Stakem, Midland; Lawrence J. Stakem, Baltimore; Joseph E. Stakem, with the Army in Germany; Paul Stakem, with the Army in Texas; and James B. Stakem, Silver Springs and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with interment in the parish cemetery."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 28 Jul 1966
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Daniel

"Daniel Stakem, 71 years old, a native of Whitlow (sic) Co., Ireland and one of the best known citizens of Midland, died at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home. Death was due to infirmities of age. Mr. Stakem came to this country in 1879 and for the past 40 years conducted a meat market in Midland. In 1873 he married Miss Bridget Burns, of Midland. Mrs. Stakem died a year ago. Mr. Stakem was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Midland, and was prominently identified with the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mr. Stakem was a public spirited man and contributed much toward the upbuilding of his community. He is survived by six daughters, and two sons: Misses Catherine, Mary, Bessie, Agnes and Mrs. James Campbell and Mrs. John Devlin, James Paul Stakem, and Miles J. Stakem. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic Church with high requiem mass. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg."
"The Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 23 Jul 1920
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Daniel [sic, should be James]

"Mr. Daniel Stakem [sic-should be James] an old and highly esteemed citizen of Midland, this county, was found dead yesterday morning, by some workmen under Georges Creek and Cumberland Railroad trestle. When found he was in a sitting position, and it is supposed that in attempting to cross the trestle, he fell through and died before help could reach him. The last time he was seen alive was on Tuesday night when he left the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Burns, at Ocean, to go to the residence of his son, James, at Midland. Mr. Stakem was born in Dublin in the year 1810 and came to this country from County Wicklow, in Ireland, in 1870."
"Cumberland Daily Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 3 Dec 1891
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Daniel J.

"Lonaconing- Daniel J. Stakem, 78, East Main Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital. A native of Lonaconing, he was the son of the late Patrick and Catherine (Cavanaugh) Stakem. His wife, Edith (Stevenson) Stakem preceded him in death. Mr. Stakem was a retired barber and was a veteran of WWI and a member of the American Legion of Lonaconing, St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church. Survivors include two daughters: Miss Ester Stakem, R.N., at home; and Mrs. Marie Boundinot, Iowa; a son, Daniel J. Stakem, Jr., Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard Miller, Lonaconing and Mrs. T. Frank Kelly, Cumberland; a brother, Edward Stakem, Lonaconing; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Thursday evening."
[Note: mother's correct name is Ester Mary Cavanaugh Stakem]
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland 28 Nov 1968
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Mrs. Delma Nicol

" Lonaconing-Mrs. Delma (Nicol) Stakem died yesterday in Chelsea, Mass. She was a native of Lonaconing, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mamie Nicol. Surviving are her husband, Edward Stakem, three sisters, Mrs. Olivia Athey, Keyser; Mrs. Dorothy Blank, here; Mrs. Betty Miller, Conway, Pa.; and three brothers, Irwin Nicol, Pontiac, Mich.; George Nicol, Baltimore; and Francis Nicol, here. The body will be returned to the Eichhorn Funeral Home."
Note: another obituary shows she was buried at Frostburg Memorial Park.
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 16 Aug 1968
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Mrs. Ellie Carey

Mrs. James Stakem died at her home on Main street last night at 12 o'clock, after an illness of several months. Deceased was well known and highly esteemed for her kind disposition. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. The funeral arrangements have not been completed yet. Mrs. Stakem's maiden name was Miss Ellie Carey, and she resided at Lonaconing the greater part of her life, where she has a large number of relatives as well as many warm friends.
Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Monday, August 21, 1905 - Page 3
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

STAKEM, Mrs. Ellie Carey

MIDLAND
The funeral of Mrs. Jas. Stakem, notice of whose death appeared yesterday, will take place tomorrow. Requiem high mass will be sung at St. Joseph's church at 9:30 o'clock, after which the remains will be taken to Lonaconing on the C. & P. train for interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Tuesday - August 22, 1905 - Page 3
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

STAKEM, Mrs. Ellie Carey

"Midland-Mrs. James Stakem, died at her home on Main Street last night at 12 o'clock after an illness of several months. She leaves a husband and five children. Mrs. Stakem's maiden name was Miss Ellie Carey and she resided in Lonaconing the greater part of her life."
"Cumberland Alleganian" Cumberland, Maryland, 24 Aug 1905
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Esther Cavanaugh

"LONACONING-Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Stakem, aged 77 years, widow of Patrick Stakem, Sr., who died at her home on St. Mary's Terrace, Monday, were held from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Thursday morning with the Rev. Joseph P. Nolan, Frostburg, officiating. Among those who attended the services were: Mrs. Daniel R. Ryan, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Chris Devlin, Baltimore; John and Michael Byrnes, Eckhart Mines; John McGready, Loretta McGready, Nora and Patrick McGeady, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stakem, Patrick Stakem, Miss Matilda Kenny, Miss Kathleen Kenny, Richard Cullen, Patrick Creegan, Mrs. J. Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh O'Rourke, Mr. and Mrs. John O'Rourke, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John ORourke, Jr., Mrs. Ann McGreevy, James and D. Arnold McGreevy, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Firley, Mrs. Ella Kelly and family, Cumberland. The pallbearers were: grandsons, Patrick and Charles McDonough and Richard, Isaac, Edward and Patrick Stakem. Interment was in the church cemetery."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 24 Feb 1933
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 17, 2009

 

STAKEM, Frank

"Lonaconing, May 5, 1934-Funeral for Frank Stakem, aged 34 years, who died Thursday May 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, will be held Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Midland. Frank was the son of James Stakem and Ellen Carey. He is survived by one brother, Dennis Stakem, Cleveland, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Fazenbaker, Dover, Ohio and a sister who is a nun in Puerto Rico. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery."
"Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 6 May 1934
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, James

Frostburg Georges-Creek News
JAMES STAKEM DEAD
Frostburg, Md., Feb. 21 James Stakem, age 75, a former resident of Midland, where for many years he conducted a mercantile business, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Washington, D.C. Richard J. Stakem, clerk to the Allegany County Board of Election Supervisors, is a son. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Thursday - February 21, 1924 - Page 14
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

STAKEM, James

Midland, Md.
Funeral of James Stakem
The funeral of James Stakem, who died at his home in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, was held Saturday morning with requiem high mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rev. J.J. Brennan, pastor, officiating. Mrs. M.J. McDermott sang ?ace to Face. Mr. Stakem was a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division No. 5, which attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Stakem was also a member of the Holy Name Society. The following nephews were pallbearers: James Paul Stakem, James B. Stakem, Patrick Hogan, Patrick F. Cavanaugh, James Stakem, Thomas Stakem, Patrick Stakem, Patrick J. Stakem. Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.

Cumberland Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Tuesday - February 26, 1924 - Page 14
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

 

STAKEM, James B.

"James B. Stakem, 67, of Midland, died last night at his home of a heart attack. He was the husband of Mrs. Theresa Stakem who was killed last Christmas Eve along the highway while on her way to church. A native of Ocean, he was the son of the late John and Ellen Stakem. He was a retired coal miner and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by seven sons, Pfc. Joseph, with the Army in the South Pacific; Staff Sgt. James, Jr., with the Air Force in England; Coxwain Thomas, U. S. Navy in the South Pacific; Jerome, of Eldorado, Ark.; Clement, of Midland; Lawrence, of Baltimore and Paul, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Milford, Lonaconing; Mrs. William Logsdon, Midland; Miss Teresa Stakem, at home; two brothers, Peter, of Lonaconing and Patrick, of Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie McMahon, Midland and Mrs. Eliza McGuire, Hagerstown, and 11 grandchildren."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 20 Mar 1944
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, John

"Mr. John Stakem, and old and respected citizen of Midland, died at his residence Friday evening. He was born in the county Weclow (sic), Ireland, and came to this country 38 years ago last April. He has always been a member of the Roman Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Byrne, Ocean; Mr. Patrick Stakem, of Lonaconing; Mr. James Stakem and Mr. Daniel Stakem, of Midland; and the following children: Mrs. Miles Thompson, Mrs. Paul Murry, Miss Eliza Stakem, Miss Nellie Stakem and the following sons: James, Peter and Patrick, of Midland and Thomas Stakem, of Lonaconing. The funeral services were held in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rev. F. P. Mackall preached the funeral sermon and conducted the funeral services. The remains were taken to St. Michael's Cemetery at Frostburg on the one o'clock train for interment. The floral contributions were many and very beautiful."
"The Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 10 Jun 1907
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, John C.

"Lonaconing- After a prolonged illness of tuberculosis, John C. Stakem, age 27 years, son of Mr. Patrick Stakem, of Buck Hill, Lonaconing, died Sunday at the State Sanitarium at Sabillasville. The deceased had resided in Cincinnati for some time. He was a brother to Messrs. Patrick Stakem, Jr., and Daniel Stakem of this place and Thomas E. Stakem, merchant tailor of Midland. Funeral services will take place from St. Mary's with burial in the church cemetery."
"The Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 19 Jul 1915
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, John J.

"Midland-John J. Stakem, 54, died last night at his home on Koontz Ave., of pneumonia. He had worked in the mines and later was agent for the Cumberland Brewing Co. He then engaged in the mercantile business, retiring when his health failed. Mr. Stakem is survived by his widow, and four children: Margaret, Thomas, Pauline and John Stakem. He was a brother of Patrick J. Stakem, Mary and Margaret Stakem, Ocean, Md., and Thomas Stakem, Stoyestown, Pa., and Mrs. M. J. Creegan, Midland. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church from which the funeral will take place. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 12 Nov 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, John T.

"John T. Stakem, Hyattsville, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. A son of the late Richard and Winnie Stakem, he was born in Lonaconing. Surviving are his widow, Mary (Winner) Stakem, three daughters, Theresa Ann Stakem, Hyattsville; Mrs. Mary Lou Amerosa, College Park; and Mrs. Colleen Marcum, Landover, Md., three sons, Gerald Stakem, Arlington; John Stakem, Hyattsville, and Eugene Stakem, Cheverly, Md.; eight grandchildren; four sisters; Mrs. Marguerite Stakem and Mrs. Harold Duckworth, both of Lonaconing; Mrs. Winifred Twigg, Frostburg, and Mrs. Charles Ryan, Ohio; and two brothers, Frank Stakem, Lonaconing and Isaac Stakem, Midland. Mr. Stakem was an employee of the IBM Company, Washington and was a member of the Holy Name Society. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing. Requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Midland. Rev. John Fuller will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery..."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 8 Sep 1964
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, Lawrence J.

"Midland-Lawrence J. Stakem, 62, formerly of here, died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born in Midland, he was the son of the late James B. and Teresa (Sharpe) Stakem. He is survived by his widow, Margaret (Duckworth) Stakem, one son, Lawrence Stakem, Jr., Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Grille and Mrs. Regina Knowlton, both of Baltimore; four brothers, Joseph E. Stakem, with the Army in Germany; Thomas C. Stakem, Midland; James B. Stakem, Silver Spring, and Paul F. Stakem, Alexandria; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Milford, Lonaconing; Mrs. Cecil Watts, Malvern, Arkansas and Mrs. Ronald Cheezum, Baltimore and six grandchildren. The body is at the Stansbury Funeral Home, 6411 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 12 Feb 1969
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Miss Mary Bridget

Miss Mary B. Stakem
OCEAN Miss Mary Bridget Stakem, 77, died last night at her home after an illness of one year. She was born at Ocean, a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Kenny) Stakem. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland. Miss Stakem is survived by a brother, Stoyestown, Pa., two sisters, Miss Margaret Stakem, at home, and Mrs. Elizabeth Creegan, Washington, and two nieces, including Sister Mary Chrysoston, Brooklyn, N.Y. The body is at home. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30a.m. in St. Joseph's Church by Rev. William McVeigh. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Friday - March 17, 1950 - Page 23
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

 

STAKEM, Mrs. Mary Margarette Cavanaugh

"Died at Lonaconing, Wed. April 1, 1885, Mrs. Mary Margarette Stakem, wife of James Stakem, aged 24 years, 9 months. The remains were interred at St. Michael's Cemetery, this place, yesterday afternoon."
"Frostburg Mining Journal" Frostburg, Maryland, 4 Apr 1885
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Myles Joseph

"Mr. Myles Joseph Stakem, 58, died yesterday morning at Allegany Hospital. Mr. Stakem was the son of the late Daniel and Bridget (Byrne) Stakem..."
"The Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 7 Jun 1937
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, Patrick

 "Patrick Stakem, and aged and respected citizen of Lonaconing, died at his home at that place at 9:45 last night, after an illness extending over two years, aged 69. Mr. Stakem was born in Cunary, County Wicklow, Ireland and was baptized in the Catholic Church at Barnbarry. Mr. Stakem left Ireland in April 1868 and came directly to Ocean, this county, arriving there in May of the same year. In February 1873 he married Miss Ester Cavanaugh, daughter of Patrick Cavanaugh, then residing on a farm near Barton. Fourteen children were born to them. Mr. Stakem died at his home on St. Mary's Terrace, Lonaconing, in the house in which he had lived for over 40 years. He was a miner by occupation until he retired about twelve years ago. For the past two years he had been in poor health. The surviving children are: James J. Stakem, living in the house adjoining his father; Patrick Stakem, Lonaconing; Richard F. Stakem, Lonaconing; John C. Stakem, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Patrick McDonough, Mrs. William J. Broderick, and Isaac, Daniel J., Winifred, Sarah A., Veronica and Edward Stakem, at home. Mr. Stakem is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Daniel and James, of Midland, and Mrs. Elizabeth Byrnes, of Ocean, and 23 grandchildren. Mrs. Stakem also survives. Mr. Stakem was a charter member of Division No. 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians, of Lonaconing, who will attend the funeral which will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery."
"Cumberland Press" Cumberland, Maryland, 27 Oct 1914:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Patrick H.

P. H. Stakem Found Dead
Patrick H. Stakem, 70, brother of Allegany County Magistrate Thomas E. Stakem, was found dead this morning in front of his residence at Lonaconing. Relatives learned Stakem had been taken to his residence on St. Mary's Terrace in a taxi shortly after midnight. He did not enter the house and was found between 7 and 8 a.m. today in the yard. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Patrick and Esther (Cavanaugh) Stakem and worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lonaconing. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie (Reed) Stakem; a son, Edward; two daughters, Mrs. Mamie Bonig, Lonaconing, and Ruth, Baltimore; three brothers, Thomas E. Stakem, Midland, and Daniel and Edward, of Lonaconing, and five sisters, Mrs. Margaret McDonough, Mrs. Catherine Broderick and Mrs. Winifred Miller, all of Lonaconing; Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, Frostburg, and Mrs. Sarah Kelly, Cumberland. A son, Carl Stakem, was killed in Germany while serving with the armed forces during World War II.

Cumberland Evening Times - Cumberland, Maryland - Friday - December 03, 1948 - Page 13
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010

STAKEM, Patrick H.

"Lonaconing-Graveside services for Patrick H. Stakem, 70, who was found dead yesterday morning in front of his home here, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. Mary's Cemetery here. The body is at the residence on St. Mary's Terrace."
Note: other sources show his name as Patrick A. Stakem
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 4 Dec 1948
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, Patrick J.

"A requiem mass for Patrick J. (Derby) Stakem, 74, who died in the Allegany County Infirmary yesterday morning will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, interment will be in the parish cemetery. Born in Paradise, a son of the late John and Ellen (Cullen) Stakem, he moved to Cumberland following his marriage to the former Miss Adna Griffith. He and the late Edward Firlie operated a bowling alley on Virginia Avenue. Surviving besides his widow, who resides at 511 Cumberland Street, are two sons, Paul G., and Frank A. Stakem, both of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Ella McMahon, Midland, and Mrs. Patrick McGuire, Hagerstown and five grandchildren..." There is a photo with this obituary.
"Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 2 Aug 1959
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Richard Francis

"Lonaconing-Mr. Richard Francis Stakem, 57, died last night at his home on St. Mary's Terrace. Mr. Stakem was a native of Lonaconing and had worked in the coal mines since a young boy. He had been ill for some time. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Loyal Order of Moose of Luke, Md. Surviving are his widow, Winifred Stakem, and the following children: Mrs. Rosalie Ryan, Akron, Ohio; Richard, Steubenville, Ohio; Patrick J., John and Isaac, Midland; and Frank, Leona, and Winifred, Lonaconing. He was a brother of Mrs. Margaret McDonough, Mrs. Katherine Broderick, Mrs. Winifred Miller, James H., Patrick A., Daniel J., and Edward F. Stakem, Lonaconing; Thomas E. Stakem, Midland; Mrs. Sarah Kelly, Cumberland, and Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, Frostburg. The Rev. James C. Murphy, pastor, will conduct the funeral rites at St. Mary's Church Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery."
"The Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 19 Oct 1937
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

STAKEM, Mrs. Teresa Sharp

"Mrs. Teresa Stakem, 61, wife of James Stakem, near Midland was killed instantly at 5:10 p.m. Friday when struck by an automobile operated by Carl Leroy Atkinson, 20, of Frostburg, as she walked along the Midland-Vale Summit Road, less than 100 feet from her home. State Trooper Grayson S. Dunlap said Mrs. Stakem was walking to church in Midland, a quarter mile from her home, when the machine, said to be traveling at high speed, rounded a curve and struck her. She was literally "torn in two," the trooper said, and the car careened from the road, upsetting in a field.

Driver Badly Injured

Atkinson was extricated from the wrecked car and taken to Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where he was reported in critical condition yesterday, with a fractured skull and multiple cuts and bruises about the head and body. Dennis Gallihue, 43, also of Frostburg, riding with Atkinson, was treated for minor cuts and bruises. The machine, owned by Webster Ball, of Frostburg, was traveling at such speed that it careened across the road to hit the woman, walking on the left side of the hard-surfaced highway, Trooper Dunlap reported.

Leaves Ten Children

Mrs. Stakem is survived by her husband and ten children, three of them serving overseas with the armed forces. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her children are: Jerome J., of El Dorado, Ark.; Clement, of Midland; Lawrence, of Baltimore; Joseph and Thomas C., with the Army in the South Pacific; James B. Jr., with the Army in England; Paul, at home; Mrs. Henry Milford, Lonaconing; Mrs. William Logsdon, at home; Teresa, of Baltimore; a brother, Anthony Sharp, of Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Christina Walters, Turtle Creek, Pa.; Mrs. William Logsdon, of Swissvale, Pa.; Mrs. Graff Haverstick, of Frostburg, and Mrs. John Cadden, of Ashville, Ky. She also leaves eleven grandchildren. Mrs. Stakem was a daughter of Anthony and Mary Sharp, of Midland. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, 9 a.m., from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland, with the Rev. Lawrence Kilkenny, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg."
"Cumberland Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 26 Dec 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, Thomas C.

Frostburg -- Thomas C. Stakem, 84, of 14816 Paradise St., SW, Frostburg, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at his residence. Born in MIdland, on Aug. 20, 1916, he was the son of the late James B. and Teresa (Sharpe) Stakem. He was also preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Ann Mae (Leake) Stakem; his second wife, Rose McGowan Stakem; six brothers, Jerome, Clement, Peter, Lawrence, Joseph and Paul Stakem; two sisters, Nellie Milford and Rose Marie Stansbury; and a stepson, John McGowan. He was employed by the Celaese Corp., and retired from Westvaco in 1981. He was a Navy veteran with the 87th Seabee battalion in the South Pacific. Mr. Stakem was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, Midland, where he served on the cemetery committee and was a member of the church choir. He received the archdiocesan medal of honor from Bishop Francis Murphy for his active role in the parish. Mr. Stakem was a past president and oldest member of the Midland Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of the Midland Sportsmen Club, the American Legion Post # 169, Midland, and the Alvin C. Neat Post #5280, VFW. He was also a member of the Mid Democrat Club, which he helped to organize and was currently serving as the president. In 1989, he was given the "Mr. Democrat" award by the Allegany County Democratic Central Committee. Political appointments Mr. Stakem received included: the MD Fire Prevention Commission by Gov. Marvin Mandel, Allegany County Tax Assessment Appeals Board by Gov. Harry Hughes, and the Allegany County Alcololic Beverage License Commissioners by Gov. William Donald Schaeffer. In 1998, he and his son, Jim, were presented the MD's Most Beautiful People award for Allegan County for his community involvement. The project he was most proud of was his role with the Midland Democrat Club in cosponsoring the Dan's Rock Scenic Overlook Park, a dream he had for many years. Surviving are two sons, James Stakem, at home, and Thomas Stakem, Aurora, Ill.; one daughter, Mary Jane Stakem, Cumberland; one brother, James Stakem, Silver Spring; and one sister, Teresa Stakem, Horn Lake, MS.;  a a brother-in-law, Emerson Stansbury, Rawlings; five sisters-in-law, Charlotte Stakem, Vacaville, Calif.; Teresa Stakem, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Isabel Weston, Morris, Ill.; Rose Davis, Dwight, Ill.; and Rosalie Leake, Ottowa, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
[Rest of article is missing]
(Courtesy of John McGowan/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 21, 2017

STAKEM, Thomas E. 

T. E. Stakem, Dies At Home
Thomas E. Stakem Sr., 81, former Juvenile Court Magistrate here and operator of a tailor shop on Frederick Street for many years, died this morning at his home in Midland. Mr Stakem at one time served as register of wills for Allegany County and had served as Trial Magistrate in Midland. He was a member of Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus and of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Midland. He belonged to the Holy Name Society of that church. A son of the late Patrick and Esther M. (Cavanaugh) Stakem, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Mullun{sic}) Stakem. Other survivors are two daughters. Mrs. Donald Mellon, Piedmont, and Mrs. Charles Bell, Westernport; three sons, Thomas E. Stakem Jr., Arlington, Va., Patrick Stakem, of here, and John J. Stakem, Falls Church,Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret McDonough, Mrs; Bernard Miller, both of Lonaconing, and Mrs. T. Frank Kelly, of here; two brothers, Daniel and Edward Stakem, both of Lonaconing. The body will be taken to the residence this evening. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a. m, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Midland, by the Rev. John Sleeman.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., August 24, 1959, pg 7, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 13, 2013

STAKEM, William James

"Killed-T 5 William J. Stakem, 40, of Lonaconing, in New Caledonia, April 21.
T 5 Stakem was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stakem, of Lonaconing. A War Department official stated that he died in New Caledonia but did not indicate the manner of his death. He had been in the Army almost three years and on overseas duty two years. T 5 Stakem was the brother of Mrs. Alice Nelson, of Cumberland, and Mrs. Agnes Ratigan, of Mount Savage."

"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 24 Apr 1945:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

STAKEM, Mrs. Winifred Graney

"Lonaconing-Mrs. Winifred Stakem, 73, died yesterday at her home on St. Mary's Terrace, following an illness of eight months. Born in Piedmont, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Graney, she resided here more than 50 years. Her husband, Richard Stakem, preceded her in death. Mrs. Stakem was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Lonaconing Homemaker's Club and the Auxiliary of the Good Will Volunteer Fire Co., and was active in Red Cross and civic affairs. Surviving are five sons: Patrick and Frank Stakem, both of Lonaconing; Richard Stakem, Westernport; and Isaac and John Stakem, both of Midland; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Ryan, Akron; Mrs. Leona Duckworth, Lonaconing; Mrs. Winifred Twigg, Frostburg; and Miss Marguerite Stakem, at home; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Thompson, Chambersburg, Pa.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence. A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 26 Aug 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009

 

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