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PORTER, Admiral Dewey

A Frostburg pedestrian was killed early this morning on his way to work at Frostburg State College. Maryland State Police identified the victim as A. Dewey Porter, 66, of 108 Center Street. He died shortly after being admitted to Miners Hospital with a crushed chest, numerous fractures and internal injuries. Frostburg Police Officer Edward Bevans and TFC George Watcher of the Maryland State Police said the accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of College Avenue and Wood Street. Authorities said Vernon J. Miller, 56, of 64 Spring Street, Frostburg, was driving westbound on College Avenue and his car struck the victim. Police said the street is a steep grade and that Mr. Miller was traveling at a slow rate of speed. The driver took the victim to Miners Hospital after the accident occurred. Mr. Porter was enroute to the college where he is employed as a fireman. Mr. Miller was also reportedly on his way to work in Zihlman. An oddity of the accident is that on Monday night Mayor William Preston announced at a council meeting that Frostburg for the ninth straight year had been presented a safety plaque for not having a fatal accident. Records reveal the last fatal accident in Frostburg occurred nine years ago when a small child was killed by a milk truck on Welch Street. A native of Eckhart, Mr Porter was a son of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Beal) Porter. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marie (Kamauf) Porter; a stepson, Robert Gray, Bowie, a sister, Mrs. Bertha Long, of Frostburg; a brother, Harry Porter, Canton, Ohio, and two grandsons. Mr. Porter was a member of First English Baptist Church of Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends tomorrow and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 3, 1965
[first name was Admiral]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012


 

PORTER, Mrs. Alberta Rebecca Griffith

WELLERSBURG — Mrs. Alberta Rebecca Porter, 79, widow of Grant Porter, died yesterday in Somerset State Hospital where she had been a patient a month. Born at Austin, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Bomar) Griffith. Mrs. Porter was a member oi Wellersburg Evangelical Church. Surviving are a son, Melvin Porter, RD 1, Hyndman; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Sturtz, Wellersburg, and Mrs. Nellie Butler, New York City; a brother, Herbert Griffith, Frostburg, 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Charles Evans. Interment will be in Cook's Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Alcinda

Mrs. Alcinda Porter, wife of the late Dr. G. Ellis Porter, died suddenly yesterday at the home of her son, Dr. W. Gibson Porter, Roland Park, Baltimore. Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late Minor Gibson, and was a native of Va. Her husband practiced medicine many years at Lonaconing. She went to Baltimore to reside with her son several years ago. She leaves surviving her, besides her son, Dr. W. G. Porter, Rev. Frank Porter, Baltimore, and a daughter, Miss Lizzie Porter of Roland Park. She was the only aunt of Mr. Glissan T. Porter, of Cumberland, and was 84 years old. The funeral will take place in Frostburg on Thursday afternoon. Interment will take place in the family lot in Allegany cemetery beside her husband and three children who preceded her.
- Cumb News of 24th
Keyser Tribune, April 26, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

PORTER, Alex M.

Mr. Alex. M. Porter, one of Cumberland oldest and most highly respected citizens, died yesterday morning about 6 o'clock, aged 75 years. Mr. Porter belonged to the old pioneer family of that name in Allegany county and was the son of the late John M. and Catherine Porter, and was born at Eckhart, where he grew to manhood and where he married Miss Eleanor Collins in 1855. He was among the first employees on the Echart Branch railroad, taking his first position as fireman. From Eckhart he moved to Piedmont to accept the position of engineer on the B. & O. railroad, serving continuously in that capacity for forty years and was regarded by the company as one of its most competent and trustworthy engineers. He retired from the service of the company about ten years ago and was the proud possessor of a bronze medal presented to him by the company in recognition of his long and faithful service. Mr. Porter was possessed of a competency that enabled him to live comfortably. He was a devoted man to his family, a loyal friend and a worthy citizen in every particular. Mr. Porter was a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 103, A. F. and A. M. of Westernport, and was presented with a handsome apron at the forty-third anniversary of the lodge, May 16, 1898. He was also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and a leading member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Port came to this city from Piedmont to reside about fifteen years ago. He is survived by his wife and five daughters and one son as follows: Mrs. W. Scott Fuller, Mrs. John S. Little, Misses Lillian and Eleanor Porter, all of this city; Mrs. Charles T. Neff, of Piedmont, W. Va.; and Mr. Ernest D. Porter, of Los Angeles, Cal., and numerous near relatives in this county. The funeral will take place tomorrow from Kingsley M. E. Church, leaving the residence at 11:30. The funeral will be in charge of Hiram Lodge with representatives from the lodges in this city. From the church the remains will be taken to Piedmont. Interment will be made in Philos cemetery at Westernport.
Published Monday, March 21, 1910 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 1, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 20, 2015

PORTER, Alex M.

Funeral of Mr. Porter
The funeral of Mr. Alex M. Porter, the retired B. & O. railroad engineer, who died at his home, No. 2 Maryland avenue, Sunday morning, took place today from Kingsley M. E. Church, the cortege leaving the residence at 11:30 o'clock a. m. The funeral was in charge of Hiram Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Westernport, with representatives from the lodges in this city. From the church the remains were placed on B. & O. train No. 55 and taken to Piedmont. Interment was made in Philos cemetery, at Westernport.
Published Tuesday, March 22, 1910 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 9, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 20, 2015

PORTER, Arthur J. (also wife, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13. left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it was wrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa Porter were burned in tho explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Arthur J. (also wife, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo.
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Miss Betty Jane

A 21-year-old county woman was killed and three other persons were injured, one critically, when the car in which they were riding crashed against the rear of a heavy tractor-trailer on Route 40, eight miles east of Hancock, early this morning. The victim, Miss Betty Jane Porter, postmistress at Ellerslie, and daughter of Harry and Lydia (Lowery) Porter, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. State Trooper Raymond V. McGwire, who investigated, said the accident occurred about 2:39 when the car driven by William E. Clauson, of Corriganville, headed toward Hagerstown, passed another vehicle and hit the trailer at a place known as Park Head Levels. Clauson's condition is considered serious at Washington County Hospital where he was admitted for observation and treatment of extensive cuts and possible head injuries. [Other details of accident] Besides her parents, Miss Porter is survived by two brothers, Robert Porter, this city, and Edward Porter, Maryland State Line; and two sisters, Mrs. Irma Burkett and Mrs. Hazel Griffey, both of Ellerslie. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 29, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

Name: Betty June Porter, 76, of Zihlman, MD
Parents: William Nelson and Mary Matilda (Steele) Porter
DOB: June 26, 1932, in Zihlman, MD
DOD: Monday, August 4, 2008, at Devlin Manor, Cumberland, MD
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: brother, George Porter and wife Helen, Portertown Road, Mt. Savage, MD
Burial: August 7, 2008, Porter Cemetery

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 4, 2014


 

C. Frederick Porter

PORTER, C. Frederick

C. Frederick Porter
Eckhart, Md., Aug. 20. - C. Frederick Porter, 61, died yesterday at his home in Eckhart following a heart attack. Mr. Porter, a retired coal miner, leaves his widow, Mrs. Jeannette Porter, two daughters, Mrs. Lavina Turk and Mrs. Lillian Skidmore and one son, Clarence Porter, Eckhart. He is also survived by the following half-brothers and sisters: Daniel Porter, Girard, O.; James Porter, Frostburg; Isaac and George Porter, Mrs. Annie Himmelwright, Eckhart; Mrs. Rose Stafford, Mr. Savage; Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. William Stevens and Josephine Porter, Youngstown, O.
He was a member of the M. E. Church.

August 20, 1938, Cumberland Evening Times

 
PORTER, Mrs. Catherine Naughton

Mrs. Catherine Porter, wife of Fred W. Porter, Sr., 1201 Longford Road, Lutherville, died Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Baltimore, where she had been a patient one month. She was a native of Cumberland, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Frances (Grabenstein) Naughton, and had resided here until about six years ago. Her husband was an employee of the Cumberland Post Office. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Texas, Md. Her survivors, in addition to her husband, are one son, Fred W. Porter Jr., Oxon Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen Armhold, Oxon Hill; Mrs. Gregory Miller, Baltimore, and Miss Susan Porter, at home; one brother, Edward J. Naughton, this city; and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Burns Funeral Home, 610 York Road, Towson. Requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Church with interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden, Baltimore.
The Cumberland News, April 15, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2013


PORTER, Charles

Charles Porter, who is a driver in Klondike mine and who lives at Grahamtown, near Frostburg, shot himself with a pistol in the temple at noon today, dying instantly. He was alone in his room at the time, and his family say he was shooting at rats. He was 27 years of age and leaves a wife and three children.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 25, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 21, 2013

PORTER, Chester Edward Jr.

Cumberland-Chester Edward Porter Jr., 63, of Cumberland died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Western Maryland Health System following an accident that occurred while he was doing what he loved, home construction. Born in Cumberland, MD, April 16, 1950, he was the son of the late, Chester Edward Porter, Sr. and June L. (Shroyer) Folk. Chester was an army veteran during the Vietnam conflict. He was a handyman who did all kinds of home construction. He had also been formerly employed by HRDC and the Tri-State Roofing Company. He enjoyed playing pool, poker and he was an avid bingo player. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna Jean (Walters) Porter, one daughter, Julie A. Bentham and husband Guy of Cumberland, one brother Donald D. Porter and wife Anne of Cumberland, three sisters including Rosetta Garlitz and husband George of Corriganville; Debbie McKenzie and husband Roger of Cumberland, and Diane Fairgrieve and George of Frostburg. Also surviving are his grandchildren Michelle R. Porter; Justin M., Jeremy L., and Karlee J. Bentham, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received for visitation at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. on 108 Virginia Avenue (www.scarpellifh.com) on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 3-7 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1:00 P.M with Reverend Paul Dietz officiating. Interment will be at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap.
Scarpelli Funeral Home obituary, posted January 16, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 18, 2014

PORTER, Charles W.

Eckhart, Md., Jan. 26 - Charles W. Porter, 90, oldest resident of Eckhart, died last night at his home, Quality Hill, after an illness of one week. Mr. Porter, who observed his 90th birthday on New Year's Day, had been active until he was stricken. He was a native of Eckhart and a retired engineer of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad. Besides his widow, Mrs. Margaret Beal Porter, 81, he is survived by five sons, Harry, of Canton, Ohio; Jesse, of Lonaconing; Dewey, of Frostburg; Thomas and Edward Porter, of Eckhart; two daughters, Mrs. Colonne Long, Frostburg; and Miss Fannie Porter, at home; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist church. Mr. Porter was mentally and physically active until his fatal illness, and last year planted his own garden and attended his flowers.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 26, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Charles William

PETERSBURG, Va. - Charles William Porter, 35, of here, died Saturday after an illness of several months. A native of Ellerslie, Mr. Porter had lived in Petersburg for about seven years. A veteran of World War II, he was past commander of Post 622, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Petersburg. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. Porter; a daughter, Miss Patricia G. Porter, Petersburg; two sons, Stephen and Daniel Porter, both of here; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. James V. Porter, Ellerslie; a half-sister, Miss Janet Porter, Ellerslie; three brothers, Frederick P., Hyndman; James N. Porter, Greenburg, Pa.; Robert L. Porter, Erie, Pa. The body is at the Morris Funeral Home here where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George County, W. Va.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Clair E.

Clair E. Porter, 17, Upper Corriganville, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he was admitted more than two months ago. He had been ill most of his life. The youth was born January 8, 1933, in Wood, Pa., a son of Elmer A. and Hazel (Jarlock*) Porter. Surviving, besides his parents, are three brothers, Chester Porter, Kennell's Mills, Pa., and Lester and Melvin Porter, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Blaine, Berkley, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Knippenburg and Margaret and Grace Porter, at home, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Glass, Barrelville, and Mrs. Eisabeth Jarlock*, Mt. Union, Pa. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in Pentecostal Church on Mt. Savage Road. Rev. Robert Glass, pastor, will officiate with burial in White Oak, Pa., Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, August 25, 1950
[mother's maiden name is Garlock]
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 18, 2013

 

PORTER, Mrs. Clarabell Bluebaugh

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Clarabell Porter, 57, of Zihlman, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles Lee and Sarah Jane (Bennett) Bluebaugh. Surviving are her husband. Urban Porter; eight daughters, Joan Paulelte and Crystal Lee Porter, both at home; Mrs. Robert Hare and Mrs. Gerald Dawson, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Daniel Hawks, here; Mrs. Perry G. Ohler, LaVale; Mrs. Reford Crowe, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Howard Arnold, Cleveland, Ohio; one son, Urban Porter Jr., at home: two brothers, George Bluebaugh, Cresaptown, and Lee Bluebaugh, of Queen Annes County; three sisters, Mrs. James Geary, Borden Mines; Mrs. Conrad Sloan, Cumberland, and Mrs. Frank Tosenell, Baltimore; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. William Anderson and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 14, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011

PORTER, Cobey (also LEWIS, Miss Emma)

Springfield, Oct. 7 (AP) — Two Maryland residents were killed and four other persons hurt, two probably fatally, in a head-on collision between two automobiles six miles east of here early today. The dead are Miss Emma Lewis, Cumberland, Md., R.F.D. 1, and Cobey Porter, Eckhart Mines, Md. The injured are Mr. and Mrs. C. Lear Twigg, both 37, of Cumberland; Edmond Lewis, 75, father of the dead girl and Mrs. Twigg, and Eugene C. Phillips, London, Ohio, insurance agent. The Maryland car, believed to have been driven by Twigg, met the Phillips car head on, on the National Highway at Harmony near here. The Maryland party was en route home from the Century of Progress at Chicago. Souvenirs of the fair were strewn over the highway. Lewis and Phillips suffered fractured skulls, and physicians expressed doubt that either would recover. The Twiggs, although rendered unconscious, were not seriously hurt. All of the victims were brought to the City Hospital. Miss Lewis, who had been a saleswoman for the Cumberland Cloak and Suit Company for some years, resided in LaVale. She had been away all week but had worked at the store last Saturday. Mr. Porter paid her attention. He resided with his mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Porter on the Thermestile farm near Eckhart, where he also operated a fuel mine. He was a son of the late Morrison Porter. Surviving, besides his mother, are four brothers, Marshall, residing on the farm, and Walter, Nathan and Russell, of Eckhart, and seven sisters, Mrs. John Kreitzburg, Clarysville; Mrs. Richard Watson, and Mrs. Lulu Snyder, Eckhart; Mrs. Richard Loar, La Vale; Mrs. David Stark and Mrs. Harry Craze, Frostburg; and Mrs. Frank Bloomer, Baltimore. Mr. Porter was 34 years old. Mr. Twigg is the carrier on Route 5, Cresaptown territory. It was stated at the postoffice that he was on vacation.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 7, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

PORTER, Miss Cora E.

Miss Cora E. Porter, 92, of 303 North Centre Street, died Friday in the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, where she was a patient one month. Born at Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Josiah M. and Mary (Lewis) Porter. Miss Porter was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church and was last employed as a clerk by the Cumberland Cloak and Suit Company. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Marie Parron, with whom she resided. Friends will be received in the Kight Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home by Rev. Douglas L. Sivers. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, June 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, D. Nathan

FROSTBURG — D. Nathan Porter, 75, Parkersburg Road, Eckhart, died yeslerday at Sacred Hearl Hospilal, Cumberland. Born at Eckhart, he was the son of the late Morris Porter and Mary Ann (Rephann) Porter. He had been a self-employed farmer and coal miner and was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Porter) Porter; one son, William Porter, Eckhart; three daughters, Mrs. Mina Pifalo, Mrs. Jane Pifalo, and Mrs. Shirley Robertson, all of Eckhart; two sisters Mrs. Virgie Stark here, Mrs. Emma Bloomer, Baltimore; two brothers, Russell Porter and Marshall Porter, both of Eckhart; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, March 19, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Edward G.

FROSTBURG — Edward G. (Mike) Porter, 70, Eckhart Mines, died this morning in Miners Hospital following a lingering illness. He was the son of the late Charles W. and Margaret (Beal) Porter, and was a native of Eckhart. He is survived by three brothers, Harry and Jesse Porter, Canton, Ohio, and Dewey Porter, Frostburg; two sisters, Miss Fannie Porter, Eckhart, and Mrs. Bertha Long, Frostburg. He was a retired railroad conductor of the C and P Railroad, a member of Eckhart Methodist Church, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He is a veteran of World War I and a member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 17, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

PORTER, Elisha C.

SCOTTDALE, Aug. 2 — Elisha C. Porter, a well known farmer and almost a life-long resident of this community, died at his home one mile west of Scottdale this morning at 2 o'clock, after several months' illness due to a disease of the nerves, aged 64 years. He was taken ill last autumn after suffering a fall from a mowing machine. While crossing a small stream, the mower dropping sidewise and he was tumbled backward out of the seat, alighting on his head and shoulders. For the past 10 months he had been confined to his room, but bore his illness uncomplainingly and with Christian fortitude. The deceased was a son of the late Moses and Amy Porter, early residents of this section. He is survived by his wife, Almeda, only sister of Dr. A. W. Strickler of Scottdale, and three sons, Albert L., of The Courier staff, James Lester, representative of a tea and coffee firm, and John Allan, who is on the home farm. Three brothers and a sister survive: J. Dennis Porter, a farmer of near Summit Mines, George W. Porter, on a nearby farm to Scottdale; L. Lindley Porter, a physician of North Yakima, Washington, and Miss Lydia Porter of Scottdale. He was for a great many years a member of the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church and served for several years as Superintendent of the Sunday school and a member of the Official Board, and for the last 12 years has prepared the communion after this duty was relinquished by his brother-in-law, the late John Keyser, on account of his illness.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, August 2, 1909
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Elizabeth Vance Stoner (also husband, Arthur J. Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13, left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it waswrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa Porter were burned in tho explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Elizabeth Vance Stoner (also husband, Arthur J. Porter; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo.
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Mrs. Ellen Steele

Mrs. Ellen (Steele) Porter, aged 74, wife of George W. Porter, Zihlman, Md., died Tuesday, November 23rd. The body is at the home where friends and relatives will be received. Funeral services Friday, 2 p.m. in Allegany Methodist Church, Zihlman. Rev. John Wilson, pastor, will officiate. Interment in Allegany Cemetery. Arrangements by Durst's Funeral Service.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Elsie Cochran

SCOTTDALE, Jan. 3 — Elsie Cochran Porter, wife of George W. Porter, Sr., died at her home, one mile west of Scottdale, yesterday, in the 78th year of her life, after an illness of several years from rheumatism. The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cochran and was born on the farm where she spent her life. In spite of much suffering, she kept a calm and peaceful disposition. and was uncomplaining. She joined the Tyrone Presbyterian Church, south of here, and brought her letter to the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church in January of 1886. She is survived by her husband, who is a well known farmer, and three children, ono son, Arthur J. Portor[sic], also a farmer, and assessor of East Huntingdon township, and two daughters, Miss Dessie Porter and Miss Amy Jane Porter, the latter the superintendent of the Primary Department of the Fayette County Sunday School Association. One sister survives, Mrs. J. Smith Lobingner of Mount Pleasant. The funeral services will take place from the late home of the deceased, west of town on the road from the Catholic Cemetery over to the road that is an extension of West Pittsburg street. The services will be in charge of Rev. Archibald Affid, formerly pastor of the Jacobs Creek Church, now at Masontown, and Rev. P. O. Wagner, of the Jacob Creek Church, and Rev. J. J. Funk of Mt. Nebo United Brethren Church.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, January 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Emily "Amy" Wade

AMY PORTER IS DEAD
At the Age of 94 at Her Home in Scottdale ~ An old resident of Tyrone ~ She Leaves a Large Number of Descendents in the North End of the County-Faculties Were Active Until the End.
Scottdale, Apr 1 - Mrs Amy Porter, the oldest resident in this section, died at 8 o'clock last night at her home at 314 Chestnut St, aged 94 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was the widow of the late Moses Porter, a prominent farmer, who died in 1880 near here. In many respects, she was a wonderful woman and had a large friendship throughout the county. She was of a rarely uncomplaining and philosophical disposition and although bedfast for months only during the last few days did she suffer. Her mental faculties and memory were keen and clear to the last and knew all those whom she saw. Of an indomitable spirit, uncomplaining and unostentatious, as any soldier, and cheerful and thoughtful of all, even on her death bed. She had fought the battle of life and felt she was going to a peaceful reward and many who read this will sorrow that the end has come, and has left in bereavement, especially her daughter, Miss Lydia, who had been her constant companion for years. The funeral services will take place at the Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs Porter was the daughter of Henry and Rachel Wade of near Cumberland, Md and was born there August 12, 1809. Her father lived to be 96 years old, but her mother died at the age of 46. Mrs Porter's grandmother, Mrs Augustine Wade was 99 years old when she died. Emily or Amy Wade and Moses Porter were married at Wellersburg, Allegany County, Md, April 17, 1828. There were 15 children born to them. Of these, there still survive: James Dennis Porter of Summit Mines; George W and Elisha O, farmers of near Scottdale; Dr L Lindsey Porter, a physician practicing in Roslyn, Washington and Miss Lydia Porter of 314 Chestnut St, Scottdale with whom her mother lived. For the last year, Mrs Porter's only living sister out of eight children, Mrs Ellen Arnold, of Frostburg, Md, who was 82 years old on November 3, 1903, has been living with her. Mrs Arnold received a severe shock the last few days from Frostburg that her oldest daughter, Mrs Sarah Ellen Walsh, was dead there. Moses McKinzie, grandfather of Mrs Porter and Mrs Arnold, came from Scotland and served seven years in the American Revolution as did two uncles of the women. Mrs Porter's second son, the late G Ellis Porter of Lonaconing, Md, on April 19, 1861 upon arrival of news that the Massachusetts troops going through Baltimore had been fired upon, made the first public speech in Maryland in favor of the Union and formed a company of which he became a captain. He later became a major. He was a descendent of the fifth generation of John Porter of Gloucestershire England, who was driven out of the country for singing a song of his own composition which was not complimentary to reigning monarch, George the First.
Connellsville Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, April 1, 1904 - pg 1, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Estella M. Hott

ZIHLMAN — Estella M. Porter, 82, formerly of Zihlman, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing. Born Oct. 6, 1916, in Carlos, she was the daughter of the late Archie and Edith (Stevenson) Hott. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herlan Porter, in 1982; four sisters, Pearl, Jane, Goldie and Agnes; and two brothers, Bill and Archie. Mrs. Porter was retired from Frostburg Community Hospital. She was a member of Allegany United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are one son, Thomas E. Porter, and fiancee, Lea, Pasadena; two grandchildren, Tommy Porter and Beth Ann Hartwell and husband, Adam, Glen Burnie; one great-granddaughter, Stella Rose Hartwell; two sisters, Martha DeVault and husband, Roy, Carlos, and Myrtle Jones and husband, Ray, Hopewell, Va.; and one brother, Thomas Hott, Wheaton. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, PA., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701.
Published Monday, June 28, 1999 in THE CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, Cumberland, Maryland on page 6-A, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 17, 2016

PORTER, Mrs. Fannie

Mrs. Fannie Porter, aged 52 years, wife of Moses Porter, meat dealer, died Saturday at 5 p.m. at the home on Mechanic street. Mrs. Porter was seriously injured during a wind storm last fall when a stable door fell upon her. Since that time she had been an invalid. Mrs. Porter was a consistant member of Grace M. E. Church, South. The survivors are her husband, Moses Porter, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Plummer and Mrs. Philip Blocher and Miss Margaret Porter, and two sons, John and Daniel Porter.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 29, 1919
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

PORTER, Miss Flossie M.

Miss Flossie M. Porter, aged 16 years, died Saturday night. She had been a patient for seven months at State Sanatorium Sabillasville until three weeks ago. She is survived by four sisters and two brothers as follows: Mrs. Carrie Shaffer, Mrs. Annie Lashbaugh, Mrs. Bessie Weinbrenner (sic), Mrs. Nellie Stott and Benjamin and Walter Porter. The funeral was held this afternoon at the home of her father, George Porter, by the Rev. L. L. McDougle, pastor of Eckhart M. E. Church. Interment was in Porter Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1922
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Frank

GRANT COUNTY WV -
Frank Porter died at Laneville last week. Mr Porter was born and raised in Grant county, and was a brother of Constable George Porter of Arthur, and Isaac Porter of Williamsport.
Press (Petersburg) of 25th

Keyser Tribune, August 9, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

PORTER, George

Mt Savage, Md
Mr George Porter, after several years of suffering from consumption, died at his home in this place last night. The deceased was aged about forty-three years and had ? ? for a number of years. He is survived by his mother, wife, and a number of small children. Notice of the funeral will be given later.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, July 13, 1905 - pg 2, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted January 11, 2014


PORTER, George

Mt Savage, Md
The late George Porter, notice of whose death appeared in yesterday's Times, was one of our best citizens. When quite young he entered the employ of the Union Mining Company, working in their fire brick works until about nineteen years ago, when he went into the liquor business until the first of last May. About twenty years ago, he married Miss Mary A Mullaney, daughter of the late Charles Mullaney and eight children blessed this union, all of whom are living. He was a member of the Catholic Bellavance Union and carried an insurance order of 3000 dollars. He was a life long member of St Patrick's Catholic church and was very generous in its support. His funeral will take place Saturday at 10:15 o'clock from his residence, thence to St Patrick's church where a high mass of requiem will be offered for the repose of his soul. His aged mother, wife and children have the sympathy of the entire community.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, July 14, 1905, pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 11, 2014



NAME: George Edward Porter, 94, of Frostburg
Parents: Charles and Anna B. (Cronin) Porter
DOD: February 28, 2014. Born November 12, 1918 in Youngstown, OH
Predeceased by: parents, two brothers, Frances Porter and William Porter, and one sister, Ella Cronin.
Military: WWII Private Army Veteran serving in Columbia Air Base, 82nd Airborne Division.
Survived by: sister, Mary C. Whiteman, Lonaconing, niece, Peggy Whiteman, and her fiancé Frank Danfelt of Tomahawk, WV, niece, Joann Cook, Ohio, and nephew, Bill Porter, PA and several other nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; cousins in California, the Spates family and Andrea Bowden in Baltimore, close friends Viola Ruch and family in St. Louis, MO, and Bob Footen.

Burial: Cremation

Source: Durst Funeral Home
(Courtesy of Marion Steiding Chappell)
Posted March 9, 2014

PORTER, George M.

George M. Porter, 53, of 208 South Tenth St., died unexpectedly Saturday morning in his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Dunbar Township, a son of the late William W. and Ida Losier Porter. He was a member of Local 66-B of Operating Engineers, Pittsburgh, and formerly was employed by the Kendi Slag Co. of Dunbar. He had been active in the Connellsville Pony League, serving as a manager. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Claribell Shumaker Porter; two sons, Dennis at home and David of Connellsville; a daughter, Mrs. Harry (Joyce) Pirl of Connellsville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hustosky and Mrs. Marybelle Ceconi of Connellsville, and a brother, Bryston of Reisterstown, Md. The body is at the Burhans funeral home, Dunbar, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Lester Crum officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 8, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


PORTER, George P.

George P. Porter, 68, of 1906 Bedford Street, died Sunday in Baltimore. A son of the late George T. and Florence (Kepner) Porter, he was a retired clerk for the B&O Railroad and was a member of the First Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah (Weese) McHardy Porter; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Shade (sic), city; one step-daughter, Miss Betty J. McHardy, city; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Sellers. Oakland; Mrs. Katherine Boggs, Dregs. W. Va., and Mrs. Fred Draper, Clear Spring, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Everett Culp. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, December 14, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012

PORTER, George W.

SCOTTDALE, Jan. 24 — George W. Porter, 96 years old, oldest citizen of the community, died Thursday night at 11 o'clock at his home west of Scottdale. He was a retired farmer and was a lifelong member of the Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church. He assisted in the building of the church, many years ago. His wife, Mrs. Elsie Cochran Porter, died January, 1911. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Christy at home and Mrs. Amy Porter Boyd of Scottdale; also two grandchildren, Miss Celia Porter and Ivan Porter of Scottdale.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, January 24, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, George W.

History from Times Files - 20 Years Ago -
George W. Porter, 78, Mt. Savage, died.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 7, 1936
[date of death 1916]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, George Washington

ECKHART - George Washington Porter, 86, of Parkersburg Road, died yesterday. He had been in failing health five years. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Porter, Eckhart; two brothers, Isaac Porter, Eckhart, and James Porter, Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Tillie Stevenson and Mrs. Rillie Morgan, both of Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, Niles, Ohio, and Mrs. Jane Bennett, Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the John J. Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home, 58 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, where friends will be received frorn 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m A service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. William Anderson, pastor of the Eckhart Methodist Church and Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Cumberland. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 25, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012


 

PORTER, George William

MEYERSDALE — George William Porter, 58, of RD 4, Meyersdale, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Mt. Savage, he was born November 10, 1902, a son of the late George W. and Tillie (Kennell) Porter. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy (Witt) Porter; five children, Mrs. Maxine Bennett, Cumberland; Mrs. Patty Murray, RD 4, Meyersdale, and Elwood, Wayne and Richard Porter, all at home; two brothers, John Porter, RD 4, Meyersdale, and Charlie Porter, Corriganville; six sisters, Mrs. Florence McFarland, Mrs. Bessie Likens, Mrs. Dorothy Beck, all of Cumberland, Mrs. Mary Keareny and Mrs. Elthea Spahr, both of RD 4, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Juanita Vassallo, Painesville, Ohio; and four grandchildren. Mr. Porter was a member of EUB Temple Church, where services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Earl Myers, with interment to be in Temple Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence after noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 8, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011


PORTER, Gilbert

Frostburg, Nov 14 - Gilbert L. Porter, 45, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter and the late Josiah Porter, died this morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Eckhart, following a brief illness of kidney trouble. Mr. Porter was well known in Frostburg where he had distributed milk from his dairy farm for many years. Besides his mother, he leaves his widow who was Miss Gladys Sleeman of Frostburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Engle, Eckhart, and Mrs. Herbert H. Griffith, Frostburg. He was a lifelong resident of Eckhart, where before going into the dairy business, he was employed by his brother-in-law, Walter Engle, at his farm. He was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 14, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012


PORTER, Glissan F.

Keyser, W. Va., April 27 - Glissan F. Porter, 67, died yesterday morning after an illness of six months. He was born and reared at Mount Savage and had resided here for the past 18 years, having been employed by the City Water Department. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Agnes Atkinson, of Lonaconing; two sons, James and John Porter, Keyser; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Hosier, Cumberland, and Miss Edna Porter, Keyser; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from his home, 105 D street, with Rev. John A. Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Queen's Point Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 27, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Grace Olita Hosselroth

Mrs. Grace Olita Hosselroth Porter of Ellerslie, Md., died in Cumberland Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1962. She was born March 11, 1903 in Southampton Township, a daughter of the late Wesley and Katie (Bowman) Hosselroth. She is survived by her husband James V. Porter, whom she married June 20, 1942. Also surviving are a daughter, Janet Porter at home; three stepsons, James of Greensburg, Fred of Hyndman and Robert of Erie; five brothers, Raymond, Marling and Theodore, all of Hyndman Rt. 1, Clyde of LaVale, Md., and Robert of Baltimore, and three sisters, Mrs. Virgil Lowery, Mrs. Fred Sherman and Miss Betty Hosselroth, all of Hyndman Rt. 1. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Livingstone Church of the Brethren in Cumberland. Funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Zeigler Funeral Home of Hyndman with the Rev. Connell Chaney and the Rev. Richard Chambers officiating. Interment in the Porter Cemetery. Friends are being received at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
The Bedford Gazette, October 26, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015


PORTER, Harry E.

Brooding and melancholy over his continued ill health and inability to work, Harry E. Porter, 49 years old, a coal miner, living at Barrellsville, below Mt. Savage, took his life at 8:30 o'clock this morning by shooting himself in the head with a shot-gun at his home. The act was committed in the upstairs bedroom of the home. Indications were that Porter stood up, bent his head over the muzzle of a single barrel twelve-gauge shotgun, and pulled the trigger with his toe. The charge blew off half his face and top of his head, the shot and portions of his head striking the ceiling above. A year old grandchild, laying in a crib in the bedroom, was the only eyewitness of the tragedy. According to members of the family, Porter was low spirited and had talked at intervals of ending his life. In recent days he had repeated the threat. He arose at 6 o'clock this morning and asked for a razor to shave himself, but his wife pretended it had been mislaid. There was a shotgun in the house, but it was unloaded and no shells kept. Porter went down into the village and evidently obtained a loaded shell from some source. He came back and later went upstairs. Sometime later the family heard the explosion and going to the room found him, dying and slumped over the shotgun on the floor. Dr. H. J. Bostetter of Mt. Savage was summoned and pronounced Porter dead. An investigation was made by Sheriff William Harvey, County Investigator Terrence J. Boyle and Acting Coroner O. H. Bruce. The latter signed a certificate that Porter came to his death by a self-inflicted wound. It was learned that Porter about ten years ago received a severe injury to his head when struck by a piece of timber in the mines and that he had been in poor health for some time and under treatment by a physician. He is survived by his wife and four grown children, Mrs. Virgie Porter, two sons, Elmer A. and John E. Porter, and two daughters, Mrs. Emma Troutman and Miss Viola B. Porter, at home. The body was taken in charge of an undertaker and prepared for burial.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 24, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


PORTER, Harry Robert

Harry Robert Porter, 73, of Ellerslie, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. His parents were the late Norman and Sarah (Stair) Porter. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Lydia Lowery; four children, Mrs. Erma Burkett; Mrs. Hazel Griffey and Robert B. Porter, Ellerslie, and Rev. Edward H. Porter, Kensington, and two brothers, John and James Porter, Ellerslie. Mr. Porter was a member of Ellerslie Methodist Church, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. J. L. Moore, pastor. Interment will take place in Palo Alto, Pa., Cemetery. He also held membership in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 23, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Helen Garlick

Mrs. Helen G. Porter, 63, of 1405 Sycamore St., South Connellsville, died Wednesday morning in Connellsville State General Hospital. She was born June 20, 1915, at Dickerson Run, daughter of Kathryn I. Kessler Garlick and the late Charles A. Garlick. She was a resident of South Connellsville for four years and was the scout leader for Brownie Troop 3068 South Connellsville for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the South Connellsville Vol. Fire Department. She was also a member of the Albright United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Goldenaire Plus 55 Club. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband, William L. Porter; two sons, William L. Jr., of Boulder, Colo., and Donald of Dunbar; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Dolores) Anderson and Mrs. Bernard (Myrna) Richter, of South Connellsville; Mrs. Doris Ingelido of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Charles (Janet) Lowery, of Dunbar; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Charles Garlick of Connellsville, and George Garlick of Phoenix, Ariz. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Faidley, in 1973; a granddaughter, Donna Ingelido, in 1976; a brother, Robert, in 1939; and a sister, Kathryn Kearns, in 1975.
[no source noted]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2017

PORTER, Homer

Homer Porter, two-year-old son of Elmer A. and Hazel R. (Garlock) Porter, Corriganville, died last night near Uniontown, Pa., as he was being taken to a Pittsburgh hospital to have a peanut removed from his windpipe. The child was given a few peanuts by his parents about 7 p.m. yesterday and fell while eating them. One of the nuts was jarred into the windpipe by the fall. The infant was taken to a local physician who advised the parents to take him to Pittsburgh or Baltimore. At 9:30 p.m., 13 miles east of Uniontown, (apparently missing text) pro- ents state(sic). They continued on to Uniontown where a physician pronounced Homer dead. Surviving, besides his parents, are four brothers, Lester, Chester, Clare Elmer and Melvin Leroy Porter, and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Marguerite Porter. The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Ida Mae Brown

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Ida Mae Porter, 75, wife of George W. Porter, of Eckhart, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where she had been a patient four weeks. Born at Cash Valley, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Helena (Hobell) Brown. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Women of the Moose at Frostburg. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Porter, Eckhart; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Snyder, Cumberland; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. The Women of the Moose will hold a service tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. George L. Wehler, and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 22, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Isaac G.

FROSTBURG — Isaac G. Porter, 86, Eckhart, died yesterday in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Eckhart, he was the son of the late William Porter and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. Mr. Porter was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church, United Mine Workers, Farrady Post 24 American Legion, Frostburg VFW and Frostburg Moose Lodge. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, Niles, Ohio; Mrs. Jane Bennett, North Carolina, and among a number of nieces and nephews, Mrs. Mildred Porter, Eckhart. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Rev. George Wehler will officiate and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Farrady Post will accord military graveside rites and pallbearers will be Richard Robertson, William Pifalo, Francis Pifalo, William Keller, Glenn Pryor and Dennis Porter.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, February 23, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

PORTER, Isaac M.

Services for Isaac M. Porter, 77, of 168 Altamont Terrace, who died Thursday, were held yesterday at Stein's chapel by the Rev. T. G. Harrison. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Durbin, Louis E. Snyder, Harvey Riggleman, John Smith, Paul C. Nicewarner, and Scott Braham.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 10, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, James Dennis

Scottdale - James Dennis Porter, one of the earliest residents of this locality, died after a lingering illness following a paralytic stroke, on Saturday evening at 8.15, aged 77 years. He had spent the greater part of his lifetime on his farm near the Cunningham Bridge, but had spent the last, couple of years of his life on the Keyser farm near Owensdale, where he died. The deceased was a son of the late Moses and Amy Wade Porter, and leaves a brother and sister, George W. Porter, Sr., of near Scottdale, and Miss Lydia Porter of Scottdale. Mr. Porter was married twice, his first wife being Kate Williams of near Menden. The second wife was Elizabeth Owens, who survives him. The children living who were born to the first union are Thomas Walter Porter, M. (illegible) Porter, George W. Porter, Jr., of Porter and Stoner of Scottdale, Mrs. Mahlon F. Stoner and H. Clinton Porter of near Scottdale; Mrs. Allie B. Gault of Tyrone church, and G. Ellis Porter of Los Angeles, California; and Mrs. J. H. Owens of Toledo, Iowa. Those living of the second marriage are Gertrud, wife of William Hull, of Owensdale; Nettie, wife of Mr. Amney Gault, of Lecrone (?); Winifred, wife of William Johnston, of Scottdale; Jessie, wife of Fred Simpson, of Marion, Iowa; Olive, wife of Edward Terrance, Scottdale; Minnie, wife of Detmar Colton (?), on the old homeplace; Rebecca, wife of Benjamin Gault, of Tyrone church; and Alexander Porter, employed by the Union Supply Company, and living at home. The funeral services will be held in the Owensdale United Brethren church, of which the deceased was one of the builders, at 10:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning, with burial at the Scottdale cemetery. The people will meet at the home at 10 o'clock.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, May 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, James H.

FROSTBURG - James H. Porter, 78, of 189 Ormond Street, died at his home yesterday at noon following an illness of a year. He was a retired coal miner. A native of Eckhart, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Matthews) Porter. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary (Mathews) Porter, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keedy, Frostburg, two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Lisbell and Mrs. Matilda Stevenson, both of Youngstown; a brother, Isaac Porter, Eckhart, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. Leonard B. Ranson will offciate and interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

PORTER, James Norman

James Norman Porter, 59, of Greensburg, Pa., and a native of Ellerslie, died Wednesday at Greensburg Hospital. He was a son of the late James V. and Kathryn (Raley) Porter and was employed as chief engineer for the Old Republic Insurance Company. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church, Greensburg, Irwin Male Chorus, Western Pennsylvania Chapter American Society of Engineers, Veterans of Safety and of East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Virginia (Cook) Porter; a son, James N. Porter, Jr., Durham, N. C.; three daughters, Judith, Kathryn and Linda Porter, all at home; two brothers, Fred T. Porter, Hyndman, and Robert L. Porter, Anaheim, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Janet Williams, Mt. Savage, and two grandsons. The body will be at the Kipple Funeral Home in Greensburg where friends will be received today from 3 until 5 p. m. and 7 until 10 p. m. It will be removed to the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, tomorrow for viewing from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m. with Dr. Kenneth Rutter officiating. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, Ellerslie. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Arthritis Fund.
The Cumberland News, August 4, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015

PORTER, James V.

James V. Porter, Ellerslie, Md., died June 16, 1966, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. He was born March 27, 1884. He was the son of Norman Porter and Sara (Staier) Porter. He was married first to Kathryn Raley and second to Grace Hosselroth, both deceased. He is survived by the following: Mr. James N. Porter, Greensburg; Fred P. Porter, Hyndman; Robert L. Porter, Anaheim, Calif., and a daughter, Janet R. Williams, Ellerslie, Md. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Ellerslie, the POS of A and Lodge 440, Brotherhood of RR Trainmen.
The Bedford Inquirer, June 23, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015

PORTER, Mrs. Jenetta M. Willison

Eckhart - Mrs. Jenetta M. Porter, 83, died yesterday att he home of her daughter, Mrs. William Myers. She had been in failing health the past 18 months. A native of Eckhart she was a daughter of the late John and Agnes (Walkenshaw) Willison and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her husband, Frederick Porter, preceded her in death. Besides Mrs. Myers, she is survived by a son, Clarence Porter, Red Hill; Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was a member of Eckhart Baptist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. George W. Hattenfield. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Watson, Ronald Hansel, Robert Hansel, Earl Kreitzburg, Harold Dudley and Edison Duckworth.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 4, 1963
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)
Posted July 16, 2009

PORTER, James Norman

James Norman Porter, 59, of Greensburg, Pa., and a native of Ellerslie, died Wednesday at Greensburg Hospital. He was a son of the late James V. and Kathryn (Raley) Porter and was employed as chief engineer for the Old Republic Insurance Company. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church, Greensburg, Irwin Male Chorus, Western Pennsylvania Chapter American Society of Engineers, Veterans of Safety and of East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Virginia (Cook) Porter; a son, James N. Porter, Jr., Durham, N. C.; three daughters, Judith, Kathryn and Linda Porter, all at home; two brothers, Fred T. Porter, Hyndman, and Robert L. Porter, Anaheim, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Janet Williams, Mt. Savage, and two grandsons. The body will be at the Kipple Funeral Home in Greensburg where friends will be received today from 3 until 5 p. m. and 7 until 10 p. m. It will be removed to the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, tomorrow for viewing from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m. with Dr. Kenneth Rutter officiating. Interment will be in Porter Cemetery, Ellerslie. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Arthritis Fund.
The Cumberland News, August 4, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010

PORTER, Jesse

ECKHART — Jesse (Skip) Porter, of here, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Maggie (Beal) Porter. Surviving are his widow, Thelma (Kroll) Porter; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Long, Frostburg; two brothers, Harry Porter, Canton, Ohio, and Dewey Porter, Frostburg. The body is at the residence where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. William Anderson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church, will officiate and internment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 14, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

PORTER, John

John Porter, 75, of Eckhart, retired coal miner, died yesterday morning at the Allegany County Infirmary. He was a son of the late Hamson L. and Margaret (Harden) Porter. Surviving are one son, Glison Porter, Locust Grove; a niece, Mrs. Henry Stark, and a nephew, Harry Snyder, both of Frostburg. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. John L.

Death of Mrs. John L. Porter.
Mrs. John L. Porter, an aged lady of this place. died yesterday at 12:30 p.m. at her home on West Union street, after an illness of many years. She is survived by several sons and daughters, among whom are Miss Kate A. Porter, Miss Bernadette Porter, Mrs. Harry Parker, of Norfolk and Harry DeSalles Porter.
Cumberland Evening Times; Monday, 20 May 1912
~Genie
Posted January 23, 2011

 

PORTER, John Philip

FROSTBURG — John Philip Porter, 54, of 32 Blair Street, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient since Thursday. Mr. Porter was a member of Grahamtown Gospel Hall. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Verna (Spiker) Porter; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Price and Mrs. Eunice Whiteman, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Crowe Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Linne Fazenbaker, Frostburg, and a brother, Daniel Porter, Hollidaysburg, Pa. Rites will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the residence. Burial will take place in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Times, November 16, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, John Ross

John Ross Porter, 82, of Ellerslie, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Londonderry Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Norman and Sarah (Stair) Porter. He was a member of the Ellerslie Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nellie (Waltman) Porter; three daughters, Mrs. Alma Thompson, Hyattsville; Mrs. Alverna M. Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Loy Holler, both of Hyndman, Pa.: two sons, Harlan E. Porter, Buffalo Mills, Pa.; and Richard E. Porter, Ellwood City, Pa.; one brother, James Porter, Ellerslie; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home in Hyndman where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday by Rev. J. Howard Smith, pastor of the Ellerslie EUB church. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 11, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, John Walter

WELLERSBURG, Pa. — John Walter Porter, 72, area coal miner, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. A native of Wellersburg, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary Jane (Smith) Porter. He was a member of Moffatt Memorial Presbyterian Mission, Barrelville. His wife was the late Mrs. Rose (Lowery) Porter. Mr. Porter is survived by five sons, Ralph Porter, Cumberland; James Porter, Barrelville; Ross Porter, Eckhart; Theodore Porter, Barrelville, and Thomas Porter, Tyson Corner, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Ginghill, Tyson Corner, Va., and Mrs. Anna Norris, Williamsport; one sister, Mrs. Nora Emerson, Cumberland; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the residence. Burial will be in Cook's Mill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010


PORTER, John Wesley

John Wesley Porter, 84, Route 5, Winchester Road, died this morning in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted Wednesday. He had been ill a short time. Mr. Porter was born in Maryland, a son of the late John S. and Rebecca Porter. He belonged to Cresaptown Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Trubadour Lewis, Route 5, and Mrs. Walter Yoder, McMullen Highway; a son, Marshall Porter, Route 5, and 12 grandchildren. The body was removed to the Hafer Funeral Home in Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 21, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. L. Maude Nelson

ECKHART — Mrs. L. Maude Porter, 82, Parkersburg Road, here, died yesterday at the Lions Manor Nursing Home after a lingering illness. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Dora (Lancaster) Nelson. Her husband, Thomas E. Porter, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Eckhart Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, O. Bruce Porter, here; two daughters, Mrs. Doris A. White, Cumberland, and Mrs. Ruth L. Pfingsten, Aberdeen, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Holsinger, here; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 m. by Rev. Donald Russell, assisted by Rev. Clarence Kaylor. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Lorena

Mrs. Lorena Porter, wife of Mr. Grant Porter, who resides about two miles west of Piedmont, died Saturday evening, August 31, 1912, aged 74 years. The deceased leaves besides her husband, two sons by a former marriage. The funeral took place Monday and the remains were interred in Kight's grave yard, near Cross.
Piedmont Herald, Keyser Tribune, September 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010

 

PORTER, Miss Lydia

SCOTTDALE, June 12 — Miss Lydia Porter, in her 92nd year, died at 3.30 o'clock Sunday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor of 314 North Chestnut street, where she had made her home for several years. She suffered a fall several weeks ago and did not recover from the injury. Miss Porter was a daughter of the late Moses and Amy Walde (sic: Wade) Porter, was born in Fayette county, April 18, 1841, and lived for many years at Owensdale. With her mother she moved to Scottdale 30 years ago to live with her sister, the late Mrs. Rebecca Keyser, widow of John Keyser, who for many years had been a resident of Owensdale. Both mother and sister died here years ago, the mother at the age of 95 years. One brother survives, George W. Porter, west of town, now in the nineties. A number of nephews and nieces also remain. The funeral service will be at the home at 314 Chestnut street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. R. P. Andrews, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Miss Porter was a member, officiatng. Burial will be in Scottdale Cemetery.
The Connellsville Daily Courier, June 12, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Lydia Grace Lowery

Ellerslie - Mrs. Lydia Grace Porter, 87, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born April 15, 1884 at RD 1, Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Emma Lowery. Her husband, Harry R. Porter, preceded her in death in 1951. Mrs. Porter was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, a member of WSCS of the church, and the Dorcas Class of the Sunday School. She was also a member of Cumberland Chapter 56, Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies' Auxiliary of Railway Trainmen and Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Burkett and Mrs. Quentin L. Griffey, both of Ellerslie; two sons, Rev. Edward H. Porter, Wheaton; Robert P. Porter, LaVale; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Myers, Ellerslie, and Mrs. Mae Reighard, LaVale; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, Ellerslie, by Rev. Milton W. Benny, Jr., pastor. Interment will be in Palo Alto Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, October 26, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Margaret Harden

Eckhart, May 4 - Services for Margaret (Harden) Porter, 93, Eckhart's oldest resident, who died Monday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Henry Stark, were held yesterday afternoon from the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg, with the Rev. John E. Myers, St. Albans, W. Va., a relative, in charge. He was assisted by Rev. John M. Wilson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Henry Stark, Harry Snyder, Aaron Snyder, Glenn Pryor, Philip Thomas and Glisson Porter. Interment was in the Porter Cemetery, Eckhart.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 4, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 24, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Margaret Catherine Beal

FROSTBURG — Rites for Mrs. Margaret Catherine Porter, 87, widow of Charles W. Porter, who died yesterday at her home in Eckhart, will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p. m. from the residence by Rev. Charles Mead, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Surviving are five sons, Thomas E. and Edward G. Porter, Eckhart; Henry F. Porter, Massilon, Ohio; Jesse H. Porter, Lonaconing, and Dewey A. Porter, Frostburg, and two daughters, Mrs. Colonne Long, Frostburg, and Fannie Porter, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 7, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Maria Albright

Mount Savage
An Aged Resident Dead.
Mrs. Maria Porter, aged 82 years, who has been suffering from ill health for a long time, passed away last night at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Porter was the mother of both George and Samuel Porter, both of this place, now deceased and is survived by one brother. Mr. Levi Albright, and a number of grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, from which, church the funeral will take place Monday morning at 8 o'clock.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 16, 1909 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 11, 2014

PORTER, Mrs. Mary Ann Rephann

Frostburg, Nov. 23 — Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Porter, 87, who died Monday, were held yesterday afternoon at her home, Thermostile Farm, Eckhart. Rev. John Wilson, pastor of Eckhart Methodist church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Leonard Wright. Pallbearers were William Porter, John Watson, Cecil Snyder, Harold Loar, William Kreitzburg and John Kreitzburg, all grandsons. Flowerbearers were Virginia Lee Miller, Mildred Spates, Grace Watson, Anna Lee Brown, Ruth Porter, Helen Craze, Nina Porter, Betty Mullenax and Thelma Hansel, granddaughters. Interment was in the family lot in Porter cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

 

PORTER, Mrs. Mary E. Matthews

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Mary E. Porter, of 189 Ormond Street, died Friday in Miners Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday. She had been in failing health two years. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late William and Isabel (Bernard) Matthews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Her husband, James H. Porter, died November 2, 1967. Mrs. Porter was a member of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Keedy, with whom she resided; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Leonard B. Ranson officiating. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Adams, Larry Malloy, Paul Stewart, Willard Blank, Albert Walker, and Clarence Wright.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 20, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Brunner

Frostburg, Nov. 18 — Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Porter, 58, wife of Walter Porter, Eckhart, died yesterday at 8 a. m., following a heart attack at her home, Parkersburg Road. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Brunner, she leaves besides her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Hanna, Frostburg; Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing; Mrs. Ishmael Filer, Mrs. Bernard Henneghan and Miss Mildred Porter, Eckhart, and one son, William Porter, Frostburg. She was a member of Eckhart Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 18, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012


PORTER, Dr. Minor Gibson

FROSTBURG — Funeral services will be held today at 5 p. m. in Baltimore for Dr. M. Gibson Porter, 85, Roland Park, Baltimore, a former mayor of Lonaconlng, who died Saturday morning at Union Memorial Hospital there, where he had been a patient for 10 days. Rev. L. B. Browne, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Frostburg, will officiate at a burial service tomorrow at 1 p. m. in Allegany Cemetery here. A son of the late G. Ellis Porter and Alcinda Gibson Porter, Lonaconing, Dr. Porter resided there until 1904 when he moved to Baltimore. He served two terms as mayor of Lonaconing, and was a member of the Lonaconing baseball team in his youth. After attending Allegany County Academy in Cumberland and Dickinson College, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Maryland in 1889. In 1900, Dr. Porter married Miss Margretta C. Price, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Balllie Price, Frostburg. His wife died in 1938. He was a vestryman of St. David's Episcopal Church, Roland Park. Dr. Porter estimated recently, that he had delivered about 3,000 babies. He retired from active practice in 1945 and recently broke his hip in a fall. Surviving are five children, Baillie P. Porter, Alexander Shaw Porter, Gibson Porter and Margretta C. Porter, all of Baltimore, and Mrs. Charles C. Code, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 27, 1947
[given name is Minor; father's given name is Gabriel]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


PORTER, Oliver Bruce

ECKHART - Oliver Bruce Porter, 64, of Parkersburg Road, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born here, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Porter and Lillian Maude (Nelson) Porter. Mr. Porter was a retired boilermaker for the Chessie System. He served in the Navy in World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church; Farrady Post 24, American Legion, Frostburg, and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 40. Besides his widow, Mrs. Jessie Stella (Myers) Porter, he is survived by one son, Thomas Stuart Porter, Frostburg; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Pfingsten, Aberdeen; Mrs. Doris White, Huntsville, Alabama. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. George M. Harpold. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery, where Farrady Legion Post will accord military honors.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012

PORTER, Paul Louis

MT. SAVAGE—Word has been received here of the death of Lewis[sic] Porter, 57, former local resident, Friday in Glassport,. Pa. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Steven Porter. Mr Porter resided here as a young man. Surviving are his widow, the former, Miss Mary Dowling, Mt Savage; a son, Paul Porter; two brothers, Albert Porter, Kyrock, Ky; and Douglas Porter, Ellerslie and one sister, Mrs. George Williams, Baltimore. Following services held yesterday in Glassport, the body was brought to Frostburg for burial. Two nieces, Mrs. Lloyd Scheurling and Mrs. Dorothy Graham attended the funeral. NB: Mary Dowling was the daughter of Joseph and Martha Wade Dyling.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 10, 1948 - pg 12, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 3, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Phyllis Muir

Barton - Phyllis Porter, 73, of 23417 Polomac Hollow Road, Barton, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport. Born at Pekin, on Oct. 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Sarahbelle (Kiddy) Muir. Mrs. Porter was a graduate of Central High School and attended Catherman's Business School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Westernport. Surviving are her husband, W. Raymond Porter; a brother, David Muir and wife Norma Lee of Pekin; two sisters, Margaret McVicker of Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, formerly of Barton, and Dorothy Morgan of National; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conductd at the chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Schloe officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
about 5 April 2001; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Rebecca Gertrude Schlund

Mrs. Rebecca Gertrude Porter, 49, wife of George P. Porter, 1906 Bedford road, died yesterday in Allegany Hospital, where she had been a patient since August 4. A native of Cumberland, Mrs. Porter was a daughter of the late John C. and Mary (Gore) Schlund. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church, a teacher in the primary department of the Sunday school, and was choir mother for the junior choristers. Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Porter, at home; two sisters, Miss Norma E. Schlund and Mrs. K. P. Zimmerla, both of Cumberland, and four brothers, Walter P., C. Edward and Frank A. Schlund. all of Cumberland; and P. Milton Schlund, Obert, Neb.
[Husband was George Prentiss Porter; Mary Elizabeth married Homer Schadt.]
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 19, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Miss Rose

FROSTBURG - Miss Rose Porter, 83, a former resident, died early today in the Allegany County Infirmary, Cumberland. She was a daughter of the late Thomas G. and Mary (O'Connor) Porter. Surviving are a number of nephews and nieces including Mrs. Francis Brady and Mrs. Raymond McGuire, both of Frostburg. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home 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 Evening Times, October 29, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012



PORTER, Mrs. Rosemary Porter

ECKHART — Mrs. Rosemary Porter, 69, died early this morning. She is survived by a son, Charles Porter, Eckhart; three brothers, George and Isaac Porter, both of Eckhart, and James Porter, Frostburg, and five sisters, Mrs. Tillie Stevens, Mrs. Rihla Morgan and Mrs. Josephine Lisdell, all of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Annie Marin and Mrs. Jane Bennett, both of WiIkes-Barre, Pa. The body will remain at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 3:30 p. m. Rev. Wilbur Grose, pastor of Eckhart Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 31, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 2, 2012

PORTER, Samuel Scott

Died ~ At his home, this place, of paralysis, Wednesday morning, April 22, 1891, Samuel Scott Porter, aged 83 years, 10 months and 19 days. Deceased was born in this vicinity and lived here all his life.
Published Saturday, April 25, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 4, 2015

PORTER, Mrs. Sarah Catherine

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Porter, widow of the late Dr. Horace V. Porter, died this morning at the home of her nephew, M. S. Jones, 10 South Allegany street, after an illness of one month. Mrs. Porter is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elmer Shriner, California, Pa., and besides Mr. Jones, three other nieces and nephews, Mrs. Jessie C. Porter, Miss Cora Jones and Donald Jones, all of this city.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 12, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009

 

PORTER, Sarah Elizabeth (also father, Arthur J; and mother, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter)

THREE DEAD IN EXPLOSION OF CARBIDE TANK
Scottdale, Pa., March 5.— (UP) — A third death resulted today from an explosion of a carbide tank, which last night wrecked the farm home of Arthur J. Porter, near here. Porter, 50, and his wife, 45. were instantly kllled by the blast; and a daughter, Sarah, 11, succumbed today at the Mount Pleasant hospital, following an operation necessitated by injuries she received when blown through a window. The girl suffered fractures of both legs. One leg was amputated today and surgeons were preparing to amputate the other when she died. Two other children of the Porters. Ivan, 15 and Celia, 13. left the house to attend a church social, a few minutes before it was wrecked. George Porter, father of Arthur Porter and the latter's sister, Dessa Porter were burned in the explosion but doctors said they would recover. Fire followed the explosion and the house was practically destroyed despite efforts of four companies of firemen from nearby towns. The cause of the blast which was heard for several miles, was still undetemined tonight. It occurred when Mr. and Mrs. Porter went to the basement to make repairs on the lighting system, which had been out of order.
Monday, 7 March 1927; Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA.)
~Genie
Posted October 20, 2012


PORTER, Sarah Elizabeth (also father, Arthur J; and mother, Elizabeth Vance Stoner Porter)

SCOTTDALE, March 10 — A triple funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Jacobs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church near here for Arthur J. Porter and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vance Porter who were killed by the explosion of a carbide plant in the basement of their home west of town and the subsequent fire Saturday evening, and for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, 12 years old, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the explosion. The explosion occurred about ?:45 o clock, just after the members of the family had eaten supper. Mr. and Mrs. Porter and Sarah Elizabeth were in the kitchen, it is said. An elder daughter Cecelia and son Ivan had come to the Y M C A here to attend a meeting. In another part of the house lived Mr. Porter's father, George W. Porter, 87 years old and the father's daughter, Miss Dessa. They escaped practically unhurt. Mrs. Porter is believed to have been killed instantly or about so. When the blast wrecked the home, the stove was flung against Mr. Porter, pinning him to the floor. Both of Sarah's legs were broken and mangled. Suffering agony, the child attempted to free her father. Both saw that it was useless, and the father told Sarah to get out. The building by this time was a mass of flames. How she did it, Sarah could not explain, but she was found outside the building when firemen arrived, her hair burned off, and her hands, face, neck and back scorched. At the Memorial Hospital of Mount Pleasant, one foot was amputated, and preparations were being made to remove the other when death relieved her suffering. She died a few minutes after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. From her was learned about all that could be about the explosion. The aged father and his daughter lived in the front of the house. They were able to escape before fire reached them. The force of the blast tore up the floor of their apartments, and Mr. Porter walked out on the beams. He escaped with scratches and bruises. The explosion was so terrific that it caused the walls of the house, a frame structure, to spread, and the roof collapsed. At the same time, a water tank in the attic crashed through to the basement. The exact cause of the blast will never be known. On Friday, Mr. Porter had received a shipment of carbide, a variety different from what he had been using, it is said, the funnel at the top and a safety device. Only three-quarters of a pound of carbide should have dropped into the water at a time. It is believed that something was wrong with the safety device and allowed an excessive quantity of carbide to drop, causing increased gas pressure. How it was ignited has not been explained. The explosion was apparently in the basement. The condition of the body indicated that Mr. Porter may have suffered. While the lower part of the body was burned away, the face was almost untouched. Mrs. Porter was terribly burned. The house was destroyed. The Scottdale Fire Department was called and worked faithfully until 2 o'clock on Sunday morning. The house was all ablaze when the firemen got there, and the supply water from the wells, the cistern and a reservoir that was on the farm was used. Twenty-three sections of hose were laid and the best that could be done was pump and keep a small stream of water running in that dampened the debris enough, so the men could dig for the bodies. About 1 o'clock the bodies were found. The firemen were directed by Sarah Elizabeth where the bodies might be found and it was here they dug and found the father and not four feet away, the mother. George W. Porter was taken to the John Buttermore farm house nearby, and the daughter Dessa went to a neighbor. Mr. Porter was secretary-treasurer of the Westmoreland County Farm Loan Association. He had been engaged in farming. He was once the owner of a "trick" horse, Bonner, which was exhibited at county fairs and which performed like a circus animal. He is survived by his daughter, Cecelia, his son, Ivan, his father, George W. Porter, and two sisters, Miss Dessa, at home, and Mrs. Buell C. Boyd of Scottdale. Mrs. Porter is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron F. Stoner, near Mount Nebo, and four brothers, John B. Stoner of Mulberry street, Albert V. and E. A. Stoner of Homestead avenue and L. 0. Stoner of Mount Nebo.
The Connellsville Weekly Courier, March 10, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 20, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Sarah Jane Matthews

The funeral of Mrs. William Porter, whose death has been noted, took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence above Eckart. Rev. W. D .Parry, of the Methodist Episcopal church, preached and conducted the burial services, referenced to the deceased lady's past life in a very touching manner. At the conclusion of Rev. Parry's remarks the funeral cortege proceeded to Eckart. where interment of the remains was made in the family burying plot. The deceased was forty-eight years of age and well known and respected in the community in which she resided. The floral offerings were very handsome and beautiful.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, November 26, 1906 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015

PORTER, Theodore

FROSTBURG — Theodore “Buck” Porter, of Frostburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born in Mount Savage on Nov. 19, 1939, he was the son of the late Theodore B. Porter and Ida May Lashbaugh Porter. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Ronda Porter. Mr. Porter was retired from the Mount Savage Specialty Company and he was a member of the Allegany United Met-hodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Anna Betty (Rankin) Porter; his daughter, Donna Allison and husband Dave, of Lusby; his son, Mark A. Porter and wife Carol, of St. Mary's County; grandchildren, Ronda E. Allison, Dawn M. Allison, Darren Ballew, and Daniel Ballew; sisters, Thelma Fazenbaker, of Frostburg; Eleanor Rafferty, of Mount Savage, and Ina Layton, of Mount Savage; an uncle, Richard Lashbaugh; special nephew, Doug Rafferty; several nieces and nephews; special friends, the Rev. George Harpold and his wife Phyllis, the Rev. Jimmy Glass and wife Doris; Hutt Glass and his wife Mary Sue Glass, Mitch Hite and wife Bev; and special pet, Chi Chi. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Fisher officiating. Dora Glass will be singing Amazing Grace at the services. Interment will be in Frost (sic-article ended at this point).
Cumberland Times-News, September 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 5, 2013

 

PORTER, Thomas A.

MT. SAVAGE - Thomas A. Porter, 41, of Barrelville, died Friday in the Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va. Born in Barrelville, a son of the late John W. and Rosa (Lowery) Porter, he was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are four brothers, Ross A. Porter, Eckhart; Theodore B. Porter, Mt. Savage; James V. Porter, Barrelville, and Ralph E. Porter, Cumberland, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert M. Gingell, Vienna, Va., and Mrs. Anna S. Norris, Williamsport, Md. Services will be conducted at the VA Center and the body will be taken to Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery for interment with military honors.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 2, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012



PORTER, Thomas E.

FR0STBURG — Services for Thomas E. Porter, 66, of Parkersburg Road, Eckhart, who died Sunday at Miners' Hospital, were held yesterday afternoon at the residence with Rev. Louix Emerick and Rev. Wilbur Grose officiating. Active pallbearers were David Kyle, Griffith Connors, William Barry, Nathan Porter, John Byrnes and Gilbert Race. Honorary pallbearers included Joseph Goodrich, Claude Ward and Walter H. Reel. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery after a son, Oliver Bruce Porter, who is serving in the Navy, arrives home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 12, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Tillie Kendall

Mrs. Tillie (Kendall) Porter, 78, of RD l, Hyndman, Pa., died suddenly Saturday at her home. Mrs. Porter was a native of Somerset County, Pa. Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Florence McFarland, RD 4, Cumberland: Mrs. Bessie Likens, Barton; Mrs. Mary Kearny and Mrs. Althea Spohr, both of this city; Mrs. Dorothy Nery, Williams Road, and Mrs. Juanita Vallsallo, Painesville, Ohio; three sons, George W. and John Porter, both of RD 4, Meyersdale, Pa., and Charles Porter, Corriganville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Glass, Barrelville; and Mrs. Gussie Crosby, Glencoe, Pa.; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Temple Evangelical Church at White Oaks, Pa., by Rev. Daniel Gray, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nery, Williams Road, and will be taken to the church at noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 17, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009

PORTER, Urban, Sr.

CARLOS — Urban Porter Sr., 71, formerly of Zihlman, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Crystal Garlitz, here. He had been in ill health for six months. Born in Allegany, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Hamilton) Porter, and was a retired employe of Kaiser Refractories, Zihlman. His wife, Clarabell (Blubaugh) Porter, died in 1962. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg. Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Garlitz, are one son, Urban Porter, Jr., Carlos; seven other daughters, Mrs. Mary Hare and Mrs. Joan Dorsey, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Ruth Ohler, Bowman's Addition; Mrs. Jeane Crowe, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Clarabelle Arnold, Mentor, Ohio; Mrs. Ellen Dawson, Baltimore; Mrs. Betty Hawks, Cremora, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Patience Mullooly, Winchester Road; 36 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Frost Mansion Funeral Home, Frostburg. Aerie 1273 will hold a memorial at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Elaine Rinker.
The Cumberland News, June 2, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011

PORTER, W. Dennis

FROSTBURG — W. Dennis Porter, 61, of Frostburg, died suddenly at his home as a result of a heart attack on Saturday, June 19, 2010, with his wife and daughter by his side. Born Feb. 10, 1949, in Frostburg, Mr. Porter was the son of George William "Bill" and Leona Mae "Nonie" (Holsinger) Porter, of Frostburg. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents and also a nephew, Brandon Porter. Dennis was employed at Bishop Walsh High School and was also a retired professional photographer from Chris Studio and owner of Porter Portraits. He was a veteran of the United States Naval Reserves, a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Wamba Caravan Order of the Alhambra, Frostburg REACT, National Rifle Association, the Classy Chassis Car Club, and HAM radio operator. He was also an avid firearms lover and was very proud of his involvement with the National Rifle Association. He was also very proud of his classic 1967 Camaro. Dennis also enjoyed boating with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 38 years as of this Thursday, Joyce A. (O'Neal) Porter, of Frostburg; twin daughter and son Jenny O'Baker and husband Troy, of Frederick, and Jeff Porter and wife Sharon, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandson, Evan Porter, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Warren L. Porter and wife Barb, of Frostburg; his mother-in-law, Mary E. O'Neal, of Cumberland; a brother-in-law, Paul O'Neal and Jean, of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Jane Robinette and Gary, of Havannah, Fla., Virginia Sloan, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janet O'Neal, of Cumberland; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold and Father Ed Hendrix officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Times-News, June 21, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2012

PORTER, Walter William

ECKHART — Walter William Porter, 70, died this morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient ten days. He was a member of Eckhart Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, William Porter, Frostburg; five daughters, Mrs. Jack Spates and Mrs. Raymond Hanna, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Ishmael Filer and Mrs. Bernard Heneghan, both of Eckhart, and Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing; three brothers, Marshall, Russell and Nathan Porter, all of Eckhart; seven sisters, Mrs. John Kreitzburg, Clarysville; Mrs. Harry Craze and Mrs. David Stark, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Richard Watson and Mrs. Stanley Snyder, both of Eckhart; Mrs. Frank Bloomer, Baltimore; and Mrs. Richard Loar, LaVale, and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

PORTER, Mrs. Wanda J. Spiker

KEYSER, W.Va. — Wanda J. Porter, 79, formerly of Maple Avenue, Keyser, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport. Born on Nov. 23, 1927, in Blaine, she was a daughter of the late James Clinton and Elton Arbutus (Liller) Spiker. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Norman S. Porter on Oct. 28, 2004; a daughter, LaVonne Porter; two brothers; and one sister. Mrs. Porter was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. Surviving are one daughter, Diane Everline and husband, John of Keyser; one brother, Wayne Spiker of Cumberland; three sisters, Ruth Hutson and Joan Heath, both of Bel Air, Cresaptown, and Dolores Lewis of Cumberland; a half sister, Virginia Smith of Elkins; four grandchildren, Pam Graves and husband, Brett of Lewes, Del., Matt Everline and wife, Jennifer, Luke Everline and wife, Courtney, and Jake Everline, all of Keyser; and three great-grandchildren, Seth Graves and Drew and Averi Everline. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Friday, Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
Cumberland Times-News obituary, about December 19, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2010


PORTER, Wheeler H.

Word was received by. Wm. D. Porter, of 518 Columbia avenue, of the death of a brother, W. H. Porter, at Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by Wm. D. Porter, Oscar Porter, Mrs. Marie Parron, Mrs. Wm. J. Ricker, Mrs. Hattle Engle and Cora Porter, brothers and sisters of this city. Funeral services were held at Jacksonville, Tuesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, William A.

William A. Porter, son of Norman Porter, of Ellerslie, died on Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania hospital, Philadelphia, from Bright's disease, aged twenty-eight years. He was a fireman on the Bedford division of the Pennsylvania railroad and his remains were brought home for interment on Tuesday. He leaves a widow and one child.
December 20, 1901, The Bedford Gazette, from the Cumberland News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 8, 2015

 

PORTER, William DeWarren

William DeWarren Porter, 71, who formerly operated a restaurant in Cumberland, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Mr. Porter, who operated Porter's Restaurant on North Mechanic Street, was stricken at his home, 324 Pear Street, and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:30 p.m. Mr. Porter at one time also operated a grocery store on Columbia Avenue, and retired in 1950. A native of Eckhart, Mr. Porter was a son of the late Josiah and Helen (Wonn) Porter. He was a 50-year member of Cumberland Aerie 245, FO Eagles. Surviving are his widow, Annie Catherine (Williams) Porter, and two sisters, Mrs. William Ricker and Miss Cora Porter, both of this city. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home by Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Pallbearers, all nephews, will be William Williams Jr., Robert Williams, James E. Williams, Dale Williams, Olin Schultz and John Thomas.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 15, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

PORTER, William E.

LONACONING — William Porter, 74, a former resident, died Saturday al the Kyle Nursing Home here. He was a son of the late Joseph and Manda (Pugh) Porter. Surviving are his wife, Marian (Brown) Porter, Gaithersburg; two daughters, Miss Helen Porter, and Mrs. David Smith, Gaithersburg; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p. m and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted here tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. John McLane. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 23, 1964 - pg 15, col 8

(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 19, 2012


PORTER, William T.

FROSTBURG — William T. Porter, 46, died yesterday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Bruner) Porter and is survived by his widow, Sarah (Lewis) Porter. He was chief liquor inspector for the Allegany Liquor Control Board and was a member of the Young Men's Republican Club. He is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Raymond Hanna, and Mrs. John Spates, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Ishmael Filer and Mrs. Bernard Heneghan, Eckhart, and Mrs. John Tennant, Lonaconing. The body will be at the residence, 68 Wood Street.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1952

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012


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