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DRAKE, J. H.

PARKERSBURG, W.V.,  Dec 29 - A search which has been going on constantly since Christmas morning, when J. H. Drake, an employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was drowned in the Ohio river here, was ended today, when Drake's body was found, a short distance below where he was drowned. Drake, who resided at Belpre, Ohio, slipped on an icy plank on the Ferryboat Nina Paden and was thrown into the river.
Keyser Tribune, January 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010



 
DRAKE, Mrs. Margaret Winebrenner

20 Feb. 1902 Mrs. John H. Drake, wife of Dr. Drake, died at her home on Cemetery Hill in Frostburg yesterday of dropsy and heart failure after 3 weeks in bed.  She was a daughter of the late Morris Winebrenner and born in Allegany Co. 52 years ago, residing near Frostburg all her life.  Surviving are Dr. Drake, 3 sons, Dave [Winebrenner], Howard Shaffer, and Carl Drake - all of Frostburg.  The funeral is Friday from the residence with interment in Porters Cemetery. 
(CUMBERLAND) EVENING TIMES, FEBRUARY 20, 1902




DRAKE, Melvin Hodges

Melvin Hodges Drake, 64, 4301 Roberton Avenue, of Baltimore, died Thursday at the Fort Howard Veterans' Hospital there. He had been in ill health for three years. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Isaac C. and Esther (Dolan) Drake. He was a retired employe of U.S. Steel Company, Baltimore. Surviving are his widow, Edna (McKenzie) Drake; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ritter, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Thomas, city, Mrs. Evelyn Stafford of Delaware; two brothers, Homer E. Drake, Williams Road, James F. Drake, city, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Dippel Funeral home, 7100 Blair Road, Baltimore, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in the Garden of Faith Cemetery, Baltimore.
The Cumberland News, August 27, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 
DRANE, Miss Mariah Lamar

Mountain Lake Park, MD, March 26- Miss Mariah Lamar Drane, 88, died at the home of Mrs. Mary Kiser, Mt. Lake Park, Sunday evening, following an illness of four years. A daughter of the late Marion and Mary Ann Drane, she spent most of her life at home near McHenry and in recent years resided alone on the home place. About five months ago she went to the home of Mrs. Kiser. Miss Drane was a member of the United Brethren Church at McHenry and funeral services were conducted this morning from the Hoyes Church with the Rev. C. W. Fraker, McHenry, in charge. Interment was in the Hoyes Cemetery.
["The home of Mary Kiser" was the Kiser Nursing Home, located in Mt. Lake Park, MD and was owned and operated by my grandmother, Mary Margaret Murphy Kiser. Mary was an RN, trained in obstetrics. She also assisted in the delivery of many babies who were born at the nursing home, before Garrett County had a hospital. p.a.t.]

Cumberland Evening Times March 26, 1942
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 31, 2009



 
DREES, Anthony Joseph

FROSTBURG — Anthony Joseph Drees, 55, died today at his home in Finzel following an illness of several years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie (Rosenberger) Drees; three sons, Stanley Drees, Finzel; Lawrence Drees, at home, and Anthony Drees Jr., who is stationed in California with the Air Force, and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Burdock and Margaret and Shirley Drees, at home, and Mrs. Joseph Lynch, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 
DREES, Donald F.

FROSTBURG - Donald F. Drees, 43, of RD 2, was dead on arrival yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. A native of here, he was a son of Albert and Pearl (Minnick) Drees, of Finzel Road. Mr. Drees was owner and operator of Don's Tavern on the Finzel Road. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Pocahontas, Pa. Aerie 1273, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Loyal Order of Moose, 348. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Lucinda (Brown) Drees; four sisters, Mrs. Mabel Miller, Schellsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Genevieve Wilhelm, and Mrs. Hilda Miller, both of RD 3, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Margariette Festerman, Coatsville, Pa., and three brothers, Raymond Drees and Bernard Drees, both of Finzel, and Harold Drees, of Eckhart. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church here. Interment will follow in the Finzel Cemetery. A service will be held by LOOM 348 today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Christian wake service will follow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, September 19, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




DREES, Ervin

Frostburg, Md., April 23 — The funeral of Ervin Drees, 10, of Finzel, Garrett county, fatally injured Wednesday, near his home, when his small wagon was struck by a truck, will be held at 9:30 a. m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Catholic church, Pocahontas, Pa. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was the son of Mrs. Dessie Drees, of Finzel.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 23, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009


DREES, Irvin

Meyersdale, April 23 - Irvin Drees, 11, of Finzel, Md., was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon on the Finzel-Meyersdale Road when a wagon in which he was riding hit the left rear wheel of a truck, according to police reports. The truck was driven by Samuel F. Cook of Meyersdale, and the youngster was accompanied in the wagon by Elmer Clark, 16, also of Finzel.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 23, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


(follow-up)
Meyersdale, April 24 - Samuel Cook, 35, was absolved of all blame in the death of Irvin Drees, 11, of Finzel, Md., fatally injured when his coaster wagon struck Cook's truck.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 24, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 
DREES, John Francis

FROSTBURG, April 1 — John Francis Drees, 66, of Finzel, died this morning in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret McKenzie; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ralph Brown, Finzel, and Mrs. Clarence Wiley, Grantsville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Clark and Mrs. Arthur Bolden, both of Finzel; and three brothers, Albert Drees, and Anthony Drees, both of Finzel, and William Drees, of Blair, Neb. Tlie body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 1, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 
DREES, Mrs. Margaret E. McKenzie

FINZEL — Mass of the resurrection for Mrs. Margaret E. Drees, 87, of here, who died Sunday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Avilton. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted there today at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland News, November 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2009


DREES, Mrs. Margaret E. McKenzie

Mrs. Margaret E. Drees, 87, of Finzel, Md., died Nov. 11, 1973, in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Avilton, she was a daughter of the late Zacharias and Margaret (Durst) McKenzie. Mrs. Drees was twice married and was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Pfaff and John Drees. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Wiley, Finzel and Mrs. Marie Poleman, with whom she resided; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Grant Deible, Frostburg, and Mrs. Matilda Warne, Grantsville. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Wednesday morning in St. Michael's Catholic Church, followed by burial in St. Ann's Cemetery, Avilton.
Meyersdale Republican, November 15, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 18, 2009



 
DRENNING, Mrs. Doris E.

Doris E. Drenning, 81, died November 7, 2010. She was born on July 18, 1929 in Aurora. She lived in Glen Burnie for 30 years and prior to that lived in Jessup. She attended WVU for two years and worked as a custodian for the Anne Arundel County Public School system until she retired. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara L. Stumpf and her husband John III, of Glen Burnie; 3 sons; William A. Drenning and his wife Julie, of Severn; Mark C. Drenning, of Glen Burnie and Todd M. Drenning, Glen Burnie; five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her late husband; Donald E. Drenning and by her sister Judith A. Zapata. There will be a gathering at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Hwy SE in Glen Burnie from 2 to 4 p.m., today, November 13, with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Interment is private.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; Nov 13, 2010

(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010




DREW, Mrs. Ethel Blanche Price
 
Mrs. Ethel Blanche Drew, 78, died Saturday at her home in Locust Grove. She had been in ill health several months. She was a native of Hancock, daughter of the late Christopher and Lillian (Kerns) Price. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Besides her husband, George W. Drew Sr., she is survived by two sons, George W. Drew Jr. and Paul V. Drew, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Nixon, Oldtown; Mrs. Willard Engle, Mt. Savage Road; Mrs. Layton Stott, Frostburg, and Mrs. William Cortner, Indianapolis; two brothers Arlington L. Price, this city, and Robert A. Price, Bell Flower, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Beulah I. Huff, Locust Grove; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Baltimore Avenue. Services will be conducted in the funeral home today at 1 p.m. Mr. Carl Lee Robertson will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Wayne and Layton Stott, Dennis Engle, August Haglen, Charles W. Drew and Ray Arnold.
The Cumberland News, July 29, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012



 
DREW, George Washington
 
George Washington Drew, 85, of RD 1, Locust Grove, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late William and Christina (Windemuth) Drew. His wife, Ethel B. (Price) Drew, preceded him in death. Mr. Drew was a retired glass worker and also was a retired employe of the Queen City Brewing Company. He was a member of Jehovah Witnesses. Surviving are two sons, George W. and Paul V. Drew, both at home; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth E. Nixon, Oldtown; Mrs. Gladys E. Engle, Mt. Savage Road; Mrs. Lillian N. Scott (sic), Frostburg; and Mrs. Vera L. Cortner, Jarrettsville, Md.; three brothers, William F. and Melvin M. Drew, both of Locust Grove, and Charles A. Drew, city; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, LaVale, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, August 5, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012


 


Name: Helen Josephine Drew, 77, of Hampstead, MD, formerly of Carlos, MD
 
Parents: William and Ada (Crowe) Simpson
 
DOB: September 8, 1930, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: Friday, March 28, 2008, in Baltimore, MD
 
Spouse: Edward N. Drew
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, Gregory Drew; brother, William Simpson; sister, Delores O'Brien
 
Survived by: sons, Barry Drew and wife Peggy, Baltimore; Paul Drew and wife Barbara, Shrewsbury, PA; Edward Drew and wife Rhonda, Hampstead, MD; brother, Herbert Simpson, Marlboro, MD
 
Burial: Saturday, April 5, 2008, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2014


DREW, Mrs. Mary Elmira Coleman, nee Walters (abridged)

November 29, 1934 – May 23, 2016
FROSTBURG — Mary Elmira (Walters) Drew, 81, passed peacefully into eternity on Monday, May 23, 2016, with her daughter and her family at her side,  just like she had wanted. She knew grief. She is proceeded in death by her parents, John Walters and Viola (Crowe) Walters; and her siblings, Phyllis Sperry, Joseph Walters, Mary Regina Walters, Jack Walters, Mary Alice Walters. She was also lucky to have the love of two men in her lifetime, her husband, William "Wib" Drew; and later with Mannuel Coleman, both of whom preceded her in death.  She was a former executive board member and then became the first female president ever elected to A.F.S.C.M.E Local 239 of Frostburg State University. She was also a former executive board member of Western Maryland Central Labor Council. A lifelong member of St Michaels Catholic Church, she loved attending Mass. Elmira is survived by her beloved daughter, Mary "Jeannie" Porter and her husband, Urban; and her stepdaughter, Beverly Dunn; her grandchildren, "her girl," Jody Tomko and husband, Christopher; "her boy," Wayne Porter and wife, Jenn, Lisa Peterson and husband, Kevin, and Danny Dunn and wife, Amy. The absolute light of her life were her grandchildren, Kristen and Jonathon Tomko, Peyton, Emilia, Charlie and Adeline Porter, Wyatt and Ryker Peterson and Rowan and Ryan Dunn. She also leaves behind her siblings, Emma Duckworth and husband, Bill, Jacqueline Higgins, Barbara Huzinec and husband, John, Deb Walters; her nephews, Bill Duckworth and wife, Joan, Ken Higgins and wife, Debbie; and niece, Tammy Street and husband, Jeff. She is also survived by two very special friends, Eileen Patterson, whose friendship spanned decades, and Helen Maury who was like a bonus sister.  The minute she took her final breath here we find comfort in knowing that she took her first in Heaven, free from the bondage of cancer, her eyes taking in the perfection of eternity and Jesus' face.  Friends will be received at Sowers Funeral Home, in Frostburg, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a celebration of life beginning at 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael 's Church with Father Ed Hendricks officiating. Final resting place will be held at a later time. With extreme gratitude we'd also like to thank the nurses and doctors of Hospice for the loving care given.
Published in Cumberland Times News, May 25, 2016
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2016


DREW, Miss Ruth E.
 
OLDTOWN - Ruth E. Drew, 78, of Oldtown, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1993, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1993(sic), in Locust Grove, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ethel Blanche (Price) Drew. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Country Club Road, Cumberland. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Engle, Mount Savage Road; Mrs. Lillian Stott, Frostburg; Mrs. Vera Cortner, Jarrettsville; and Bonnie Stott, Cumberland, whom she raised; and seven nephews. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, La Vale, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at l p.m. at the funeral home by an elder from the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Pallbearers will be Terry Engle, Dennis Engle, Russell Stott, Wade Stott and Gary Stott.
The Cumberland Times-News, August 12, 1993
[I have date of birth as 1915]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012




DREW, William L.

FROSTBURG - William L. (Wib) Drew, 61, of Wrights Crossing, died Thursday at Frostburg Community Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of the late Alfred Drew and Anna (Artz) Drew. He was a retired Celanese employee, a member of the Lonaconing VFW, Post 5280; Lonaconing Republican Club; associate member of the Fraternal Order Of Police, Midland Sportsmans Club, and a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his widow, Mary Elmira (Walters) Drew; one daughter, Mrs. Beverly Anne Dunn, Frostburg; one step-daughter, Mrs. Jeannie Porter, Carlos; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Dodds, Cumberland, Mrs. Gertrude Loy, Cumberland, and Mrs. Nellie Allen, Shaft; two brothers, Alfred Drew, Grahamtown, and Ralph Drew, Midlothian; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Sallie officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Military rites will be accorded by Henry Hart Post 1411, VFW. Pallbearers will be Charles Walker, Ray Walker, Frederick Winebrenner, Gary Wilson, Jack Skidmore, and Ray Drew. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Willetts, James Speir, William Patterson, and William Orr.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 29, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2012




DREWNOSKI, Mrs Christina Windemuth
 
Mrs. Christina Drewnoski, 59 years old, wife of William F. Drewnoski, died this morning at her home, 539 Furnace street, after an illness lasting almost a year. Beside her husband, Mrs. Drewnoski is survived by four sons and three daughters — George, William, Charles H. and Melvin Drewnoski; Mrs. August Hagelin, Mrs. Esther Durr, and Mrs. Ernest Ruppert; two brothers, George and Adam Windemuth, and sixteen grandchildren. Mrs. Louisa Schaidt, widow of Peter Schaidt, who died February 6, was a sister. Mrs. Drewnoski was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Windermuth, natives of Germany, but who settled in Cumberland in their early married life. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by an International Bible School student. Burial will be in Greenmont cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012


 

DREYER, Christian Frederick

AN OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY~Mr. Christian F. Dreyer Died This Morning, Aged 89~LIVED HERE 70 YEARS~Was in His Usual Good Health Yesterday, but Stated that His Death Was Only a Few Hours Away~ Helped Build C. & O. Canal
Mr. Christian Frederick Dreyer, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Cumberland, died this morning at 5 o'clock at his late residence, 280 N. Centre street, aged 89 years. Death was due to old age. The deceased was about the house yesterday, feeling as well as it was possible for a man of his age, but said that the hour of his death was not far off. The deceased was born in Prussia, Germany, and came to this city when quite a young man. He lived here 70 years and helped to build the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. He was a boat builder and carpenter by trade, but for a number of years had been living a retired life. Mr. Dreyer knew Cumberland when the latter was little else than a village and watched with pride the great strides that the city has made. He was a man whose word was his bond and was a consistent member of the German Lutheran church. He was the father of twelve children, six of whom are living ans six dead. The surviving children are George Dreyer, Ex-City Councilman John Dreyer and Messrs. Charles and Wilham Dreyer, Miss Maggie Dreyer and Mrs. Nathan Zimmerly. The funeral services will probably take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Lutheran church.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, MD. Monday, February 5, 1906, Page 1, Col. 1
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 5, 2015



DREYER, Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Kelso

Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Dreyer, 54, of Knobley Street, Ridgeley, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted March 6. She had been in failing health a year. Born at Grahamtown, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Meagher) Kelso. Mrs. Dreyer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Raymond A. Winterstine, Winchester, Va.; brother, Harry Kelso, Ridgeley; three sisters, Mrs. John Brehany, Ridgeley; Mrs. John Thompson, Cresaptown, and Mrs. Jack Eckard, this city, and two grandchildren. The body will remain at the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 22, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009

DREYER, Mrs. Margaret

FOUND DEAD IN BED ~ Mrs. Dreyer an Aged Lady Dies Sudden From Paralysis
Mrs. Margaret Dreyer, wife of Mr. [Christian]Frederick Dreyer, was found dead in bed this mourning at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Nathan Zimmerla[?Zimmerly?], No 280 Norht Center street. Mrs. Dreyer had not been feeling very well the past day or two and yesterday complained of having severe headache. This morning when her daughter, Mrs. Zimmerla went to her room to take her a German paper of which she was quite fond of reading, she was shocked to find her mother lying with her head out of bed, cold in death. Mrs. Dreyer was about 72 years of age and well liked by all who knew her. She was the mother of twelve children, the following of whom are living: Messrs. Henry and Charles Dreyer, the well known bakers of this city, and Messrs. John and Wilham Dreyer, and Mrs. Nathan Zimmerla and Miss Maggie Dreyer, all of this city and Mrs. L.....(unreadable) of Pittsburg[sic]. When Mrs. Zimmerla found that her mother was apparently dead she at once summoned a physician who stated that death had been caused by paralysis. The funeral arrangements have not been made yet.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, MD.; Thursday, April 4, 1895, Page 6, Col. 3
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 5, 2015


DRISCOLL, Mrs. Marguerite Stakem

"Lonaconing-Mrs. Marguerite S. Driscoll, 80, of 3 Buck Hill, was dead on arrival Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born here April 15, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Richard F. Stakem and Winifred (Graney) Stakem. Mrs. Driscoll retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation in 1962. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Sodality of the church, and the Senior Citizens of Lonaconing. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Meese, Warner Robins, Ga.; two brothers, Frank P. Stakem, Lonaconing; Isaac J. Stakem, Midland; one sister, Mrs. Winifred Twigg, Frostburg; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Father Geral LaPorta. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 p.m."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 18 Dec 1984
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 6, 2009



 
DROPPLEMAN, Clara Determan

"Mrs. Clara Droppleman, age 72, widow of Anthony H. Droppleman, died Thursday at home at St. Clara, Doddridge County.  Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Determan.  Survived by nine children; Mrs. J.L. Gissy of Camden, Miss Mary A. Droppleman at home, Mrs. W.T. McLaughlin of Weston, J.B. Droppleman of Clarksburg, Leo F. Droppleman of Morgantown, Raymond A. Droppleman of Woodsfield, OH, Mrs. Clement Kreyenbuhl of Bridgeport, Andrews E. Droppleman of Elkins, Edward G. Droppleman at home; brother, George Determan of Weston; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Severin of St. Clara, Mrs. Mary Severin of Benedena, KS, Miss Josephine Determan of Wheeling."
[NOTE:  This is the sister of John Henry Determan who settled in Westernport, Allegany, Maryland]
"The Weston Independent" 13 Sep 1939:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 1, 2009




DRUEN, Rev E B
SHANNON, Miss Sallie

Rev Emmett B Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon, both of Springfield W Va, were drowned in the South Branch last Sunday afternoon while attempting to cross at Thompson's Ford, near Springfield. They were on their way to Three Churches where Mr Druen had an appointment to preach at an afternoon service. From there they were to go to Frankfort, where Rev Mr Druen and Rev Mr Smith had been holding a series of meetings, for the Sunday evening service. The service was held at Frankfort without Mr Druen. After the service was concluded a telephone message was received from Springfield inquiring if he and Miss Shannon were there, they had expected to go from Three Churches via Springfield, but, as they had not done so, it was thought that they might have gone to Frankfort by another route. They then phoned to Three Churches and learned that they had not reached there for the afternoon service. Their friends then became alarmed and searching parties were sent out. They followed the buggy tracks to the ford, then, crossing the river on a foot suspension bridge, they could see that the horse and buggy had not gone out from the other side of the river. This fact reveled to the anxious friends what had been the sad fate of the young couple. All night long the search was keep up. About noon Monday the buggy cushion was found on a little island below the ford and later the broken buggy and drowned horse were found wedged against the rocks in the stream about a mile and a half below the ford. Monday night a short distance below the ford the hat and coat of Miss Shannon were found.
Rev Mr Druen was pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Springfield, Three Churches, Frankfort, Eusebia and Burlington and was universally beloved, not only by the members of his own churches, but by all denominations. Miss Shannon was a very attractive and popular young lady. Mr Druen was about thirty-five years old and was a native of Richmond, Va. He had been pastor of the above named churches for about three and one half years, and his tragic death cast a gloom over hundreds of homes. The river had raised about four feet Saturday night rather suddenly and become muddy. Being well acquainted with the ford and being a careful and prudent man it appears strange that Mr Druen did not discover that the stream was too high to cross. He drove past the bridge at Grace Station, which he could have crossed and gone down on the south side of the river, but he evidently preferred going down on the north side and fording the river as the road was better and there were gates across the road on the south side. Mr Druen's brother arrived from Richmond Mon night while Miss Shannon's aunt, Mrs Shanholtzer and her two daughters and Hon Jno B Shannon, of Frostburg, came to Springfield Mon afternoon. At this writing neither body has been found.
Keyser Tribune, October 13, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010


DRUEN, Rev. E. B.
SHANNON, Miss Sallie

SPRINGFIELD Oct. 16, 1911. - Never within the memory of the present generation have the people of Springfield spent so sad and anxious a week as the one just passed. The deaths of Rev E.B. Druen and Miss Sallie Shannon have cast a gloom over this entire community. Search for the bodies was continued throughout the week, and on Sunday, without success. Early Monday morning Will Rolls, a tenant on C.M. French's farm, found the body of Mr. Druen floating near Slack's ford, several miles below Thomp__ [one illegible line] ____ occurred. The remains were brought to Springfield, prepared for burial by N.B. Guthrie and B.T. Racey, and shipped on the evening train to Richmond, Va., accompanied by E.A. McGlathery, an elder of the Springfield church. Memorial services will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock by Rev. Dr. F.J. Brooke, of Romney. Mr. Druen's death is not only a great loss to his church, but to the whole community. Few ministers, in so short a time have gained such a hold on the affections of the people, irrespective of denomination.
Keyser Tribune, October 20, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



 
DRUM, Mrs. Catherine Durkin

DRUM SERVICES
FROSTBURG — Requiem Mass for Mrs. Catherine Durkin Drum, 85, who died Friday in Miners Hospital, will be celebrated tomorrow t 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Boyle, Giles Murray, William Barry, Joseph Martriano, Ralph Bender and Ellsworth Cain.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, January 27, 1963- pg 18, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010



Name: James Hugh Drum, 85, formerly of Frostburg, MD
 
Parents: Patrick Francis and Catherine (Durkin) Drum
 
DOB: December 10, 1919, in Eckhart, MD
 
DOD: September 23, 2005, at the Veterans Nursing Facility in Dayton, OH
 
Predeceased by: parents; sisters, Mary Drum Bollino and Ellen Drum; brother, Joseph Patrick Drum
 
Survived by: nieces and nephews
 
Burial: October 15, 2005, St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted May 16, 2014


DRUM, John

Cut in Two on the Rail
Last night about 8 o'clock a train on the Eckart branch of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania railroad ran over a man near Braddock distillery. Upon investigation the man was found to be John Drum, a resident of Vale Summit. Whether the man was walking on the track and run down by the engine, or whether he was setting[sic] on the edge of the track, is unknown. The remains were taken to Eckhart last night and will probably be interred tomorrow.
Published Thursday, January 29, 1891 in THE DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 4, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 28, 2015

DRUM, John

John Drum, of Vale Summit, aged about 50 years, was run over by a locomotive on the Eckhart branch Wednesday evening and killed. He was unmarried. The funeral took place yesterday morning at St. Michael's church.
Published Saturday, January 31, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 28, 2015

DRUM, John

The funeral of John Drumm[sic], who was killed near Braddock distillery, by the Eckhart train on Wednesday evening, an account of which appeared in Thursday's edition of the Times took place from St. Michael's church, in Frostburg yesterday morning. The deceased contracted a disease in the army which caused him to fall asleep very easily and gave him the name of "Sleepy John."
Published Saturday, January 31, 1891 in THE DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 4, col. 1.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 28, 2015

DRUM[sic, Drumm], Miss Mary

Miss Mary Drum[sic, Drumm], aged 14 years, died at the home of her aunt. Miss Mary Murphy, 79 Beall street, at  3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from diphtheria. She is survived by her father, Francis J. Drum[sic,], president of the Maryland and District of Columbia Federation of Labor, and one brother, Emmett.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Burial will be at Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, March 11, 1912 - pg 9, col 3
FindAGrave has her connected to the wrong family.  I emailed Byron[Schulten].
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015


DRUMM, Miss Ellen C.

Frostburg, Nov. 24 — A requiem mass will be held Monday morning at 9:30 at. St. Michael's Catholic church here for Miss Ellen Cecelia Drumm, daughter of Patrick F. and Catherine (Durkln) Drumm, who died yesterday morning at her home In Eckhart, following a lingering illness. Interment will be In the church cemetery. The body Is at the residence. Surviving besides her parents are a sister, Mrs. Anthony Bollino, Frostburg, and two brothers, Joseph Drumm, of Eckhart, and Pfc. James Drumm, who recently returned from Europe. Miss Drumm was a graduate of Beall High School.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Saturday, November 24, 1945 - pg 4, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


DRUMM, Frances James

Former Area Mine Worker Leader Dies
Francis Drumm, 87, president of the District 16, United Mine Workers of America, during the turbulent days of the early 1920 in the Georges Creek section, died Monday night in Pittsburgh.  Mr. Drumm was president of District 16 from about 1920 to about 1924, during which time the mine workers strike of 1922-23 took place.  Mr Drumm also served as president of the Maryland Federation of Labor.  Some time after leaving the United Mine Worker position he moved to Detroit where he worked until he was over 80 years of age.  In recent years he resided with a niece, Miss Regina Cain, Prospect Park, South Hills, Pittsburgh.  Besides a number of nieces and nephews, he is survived by one son, Rev Joseph Emmett Drumm, assistant pastor of St Irenaeus Catholic Church, Oakmont, Pittsburgh.  Mr Drumm was born in Vale Summit, son of the late James and Ellen (Flanagan) Drumm.  His wife, the former Margaret Murphy of Westernport, died in 1912 and a daughter, Mary, died at the age of 14 years.  A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated Friday in St Elizabeth's Catholic church, Brentwood.  Interment will be in St Michael's cemetery, Frostburg between noon and 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 20, 1957 - pg 11, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2015


 
DRUMM, James Lewis

JAMES L. DRUMM DIES OF HEART ATTACK; STRICKEN IN ENGINE
James Lewis Drumm, 58 years old, of 234 Avirett avenue, Cumberland, Md., suffered a fatal coronary thrombosis attack while in the cab of a "hump" engine, No, 4853, in the east yards of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, on which he was engineer, this morning. The locomotive had halted when Mr. Drumm suffered the attack at 2:50 o'clock this morning and he was rushed to Connellsville State Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Also in the engine with him at the time was his fireman, J. Zubaka, of Connellsville. Mr. Drumm, a native of Vale Summit, Md., who spent most of his life in Cumberland had resided in Connellsville more than five years. He was born November 29, 1892, the son of the late J. J. and Priscilla Knippenberger Drumm. He had been in the railroad's employ 39 years. Surviving are his son, Francis W. at home; one daughter, Mary K, wife of Lieutenant Milton Hawaraneck of Washington, D C.; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. George Barncord and Mrs. Ross Leible, and three brothers, William of Connellsville and Walter and Roy of Cumberland. The body was removed to the funeral Chapel of Charles C. Mitchell in South Pittsburg street. Tomorrow morning it will be taken to Cumberland where the funeral service will be held probably Tuesday afternoon.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Friday, April 21, 1950 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010


DRUMM, James Lewis

DRUMM FUNERAL
The funeral service for James Lewis Drumm, who died while at work in the east yards of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Connellsville, will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the St. .Peter and Paul RC Catholic Church in Cumberland, Maryland. Md., with interment in the church cemetery. A resident most of his life in Cumberland, he had lived in Connellsville five years.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Saturday, April 22, 1950 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010



 
DRUMM, Miss Mary

Frostburg, June 26—Miss Mary Drumm, 64 former resident, of Vale Summit died at her home in Pittsburgh Thursday. She was a daughter of the late James and Ellen Flanagan Drum, and is survived by the the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joseph McCarty,Mrs. Daniel Cain. Pittsburgh; Francis Drumm, Detroit; Patrick Drumm, Eckhart, and James Drumm, Vale Summit. Miss Drumm, a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, was active in the alumnae of that institution. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. at the Holy Rosary Church, Homewood, Pittsburgh, Pa. Rev. J. Emmet Drumm, newly ordained priest, a nephew of Miss Drumm, will be celebrant. The body will brought here Immediately following the services for burial in St. Michael's cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Sunday, June 27, 1937 - pg 7, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010



 
DRUMM, William

William Drumm, 67, of Connellsville, died suddenly of a heart attack Thursday morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was a retired train dispatcher of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. He was born near Cumberland, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Drumm. Mr. Drumm was a member of the Immaculate Conception R. C. Church of this city. Surviving are his widow; eight children, Mrs. Virginia Ashburn of Baltimore, Md., Kenneth of Rowleburg, W.Va., Mrs. Lois Matthies, William Jr., Mrs. June DeSpefano, and Nancy of Connellsville, Wayne in the Army Air Force stationed in Northern Africa, and John, whereabouts unknown. The funeral mass will be held in Cumberland at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will take place there.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - Friday, October 26, 1956 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 22, 2010



 
DRUMMOND, Betty J.

FROSTBURG — Betty J. Drummond, 87, of Frostburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at her residence. Born Nov. 12, 1922, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late George Walker and Estelle (Winters) Walker Phillips. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, George Walker and Daniel L. Walker; and one sister, Marie Rowe. Mrs. Drummond was a retired Nursing Assistant from Sacred Heart Hospital. She was a member of the Frostburg United Methodist Church and mixed bowling league. Betty and her husband were faithful walkers at the Country Club Mall in LaVale. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, John T. Drummond; two daughters, Donna D. Kamauff and husband Alfred "Humpy," of Topeka, Kan., and Polla K. Horn and husband John, of Frostburg; two sons, John Scott Drummond and wife Linda, of LaVale, and Daniel L. Drummond and wife Janice, of Auburn, Alaska; a sister, Margaret Phillips, of Frostburg; a sister-in-law, Wilda Walker, of Frostburg; twelve grandchildren, Craig Kamauff and wife Pam, Tracey Felker and husband Doug, Michelle Standeford and husband Todd, Doug Kamauff, Becky Horn, Karen Horn and Jesse, John Paul "JP" Horn and wife Kristie, Scott Neal Drummond, Jan Banning, Pam DeJean, Danielle Drummond, and Turner Drummond; eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. Cresaptown, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, May 7, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Rebecca Vardiman and Pastor David Sandvick officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Should friends desire, memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Cumberland Times-News, May 5, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2010



Name: Marvel R. Drummond, 72, of Zihlman, MD
 
Parents: Joseph and Ivadell (Buckalew) McKenzie
 
DOB: November 27, 1933, in Finzel, MD
 
DOD: Friday, October 28, 2005, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: Vernon Drummond
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband
 
Survived by: an aunt and uncle
 
Burial: October 31, 2005, Frostburg Memorial Park

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted May 16, 2014


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