ROEDER, Mrs. Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Roeder, wife of the late John Roeder, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Spoerl, 338 Bedford street. She is survived by five children: A. A. Roeder, Mrs. Geo. W. Shaffer, Mrs. George Rank, Mrs. J. P. Spoerl, Mrs. Margaret Erdman and nine grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. Luke's Church, from which place the funeral services will be held at a time to be announced later. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Friday, March 3, 1916; The Evening Times (Cumberland, MD)
Posted May 26, 2018

ROETH, (infant) Emma M

On August 25, Emma M. Roeth, aged 9 months, the only daughter of Frederick and Sophia Roeth.    
[Cumberland papers please copy]. The funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, No. 439 West Fayette Street, on Friday August 25, at 4 p.m. 
Note: Emma Roeth was the granddaughter of Conrad and Wihlemina (Schmidt) Pepenbrink.    

d.o.d. 25 August 1881
(Courtesy of Andrew Petenbrink)
Posted September 3, 2017


ROETH, Mrs. Minnie Dilfer

Mrs. Minnie D. Roeth, widow of Charles F. Roeth, died yesterday in Richmond, Va. Area survivors include brother, George W. Dilfer, Hagerstown. The body is at the Southerly and Brown Funeral Home, Richmond. Graveside service will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p. m. at Baltimore (Md.) Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 2, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso

ROETH, Mrs. Sophia Pepenbrink

On November 30, Sophia, widow of the late Frederick A. Roeth.        
[Cumberland papers please copy].        

Funeral at her late residence, 933 W. Fayette Street, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Interment private.    
Note: Sophia was the daughter of Conrad & Wilhelmina (Schmidt) Pepenbrink.        

December 1, 1921
(Courtesy of Andrew Petenbrink)
Posted September 9, 2017



Mr. John Rogan, aged about 60 years, died last night at his home in Lindersville, after an illness of many weeks The deceased is survived by a wife and two grown children.  The funeral will take plate Monday morning at 9 o'clock/ with services at St Patrick's church on N Centre street.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, October 25, 1907 - pg 1, col 5
Find A Grave Memorial# 125870627
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 10, 2017

ROGAN, Mrs Minerva Myers

Mrs Minerva Ann Rogan, 75, widow of John Rogan, 609 Central Ave, died at her home at 1:30 yesterday.  She was a native of Mt Savage and was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Claussen Myers.  She was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs George  Sluss, Cumberland and two grandchildren, John, United States Army, Fort Devens, Mass and Mrs B B North, Hagerstown.  The body is at the home.  Services will be held Saturday at St Patrick's Catholic Church and interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, December 16, 1943 - pg 18, col 7
Find A Grave Memorial# 167393700
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 10, 2017


ROGERS, Alice E. Shroyer

Alice E. (Shroyer) Rogers, 91, Somerset, formerly of Jerome and Boswell, died Dec. 9, 2006, at the Patriot Manor, Somerset. Born Dec. 8, 1915, in Boynton, daughter of Samuel and Henrietta (Norris) Shroyer. Preceded in death by parents; husband Howard on Dec. 28, 1974; 10 brothers and three sisters. Survived by sister, Lois Shroyer, Somerset, and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Jerome Church of the Nazarene, where she served on the church board, was treasurer and a Sunday school teacher for many years, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Also a member of Unite Here (ILGWU). Retired employee of the former Dorfman & Hoffman Garment Factory, Boswell. A volunteer for St. Francis Sharing and Caring for many years. She enjoyed making crafts out of plastic canvas and doing crossword puzzles. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Allegheny Street, Boswell, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Nathan Zipfel officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Jerome Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 351, Jerome, Pa. 15937.
Daily American, Somerset, December 11, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2010



ROGERS, Mrs. Alice Marie Lancaster
Mrs. Louis A. Rogers – Mrs. Alice Marie Rogers, 60, wife of Louis A. Rogers, Copiague, Long Island, New York, died Friday at her home there.  A native of Mt. Savage, she was born December 22, 1899, a daughter of the late George W. and Susan D. (McKenzie) Lancaster.  Besides her husband, she is survived by seven brothers, James E., Raymond T., William F., Gilbert B.’ and Edgar Lancaster, all of Mt. Savage, and four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Dickey, Meyersdale, Pa.; Miss Hilda F. Lancaster and Mrs. Mary Crites, both of LaVale, and Mrs. Margaret Wagner, Fairgo.  The body will be at the Stein Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Mt. Savage.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery. 
Cumberland Sunday Times, Sunday, January 17, 1960 
(Note:  although the obit references that she had seven brothers, it only listed five of them.)
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 16, 2015


ROGERS, Clayton

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY WV - Clayton Rogers died Wednesday at Slanesville, Hampshire Co, aged 30 years. His body was shipped to New York State of which he is a native.
Keyser Tribune, June 14, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


ROGERS, Clyde Bucy

Clyde Bucy Rogers, 63, of Ridgeley RD 1, died today at his residence. Employed as a machine operator at the Celanese plant for 20 years, Mr. Rogers retired two years ago due to ill health. He held membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Ridgeley Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Rogers was born July 11, 1891 at Antioch, W.Va., a son of the late Rosser and Harriet Rogers. Surviving are his widow, the former Sarah Kidwell; a step-daughter, Mrs. Pauline Blackburn, Ridgeley; a brother, Forrest Rogers, Martinsburg, and a sister, Mrs. William James, Wyandotte, Mich. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the home by Rev. Roscoe T. Hall, pastor of Calvary Methodist Church. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, August 17, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2015

ROGERS, Delcie Brown

Delcie Brown Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rogers, who died a short time ago, was the only child. She has passed away to a better land. God has plucked his bright blossom from her home for a purpose none of us Dare divine.
Looking for some one, beckoning come.
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew.
Anxiously looking, mother for you.
Keyser Tribune, December 8, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

ROGERS, Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. M.

HARDY COUNTY NEWS - Moorefield Examiner of 14th - Word was received here last week of the death of the young son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rogers, of East Orange, NJ. The many friends in this community will regret to hear of the death of the young child.
Keyser Tribune, November 22, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 7, 2010

ROGERS, Harry C.

Kingwood, W. Va. - Harry C. Rogers, 26 years of age, merchant of Rowlesburg, was drowned while gigging with a number of friends in the Cheat river, the darkness of the night making it impossible for the others to rescue Rogers. The boat sprung a leak and sank. The other four men managed to swim out, but Rogers got into deep water. He was a mason and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
Mineral Daily News, May 23, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 11, 2010



ROGERS, Child of Mr. & Mrs. Homer

RIDGEVILLE ITEMS - We are sorry to chronicle the death of the beautiful babe of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Rogers.
God has taken to his home,
Little Delcie sleeps, but not forever.
When we see a precious blossom
That we tended with such care,
Rudely taken from our bosom,
How our aching hearts despair,
It shall sleep, but not forever,
In the lone and silent grave,
They shall meet to part no never
In the home, the Lord hath gave.
Keyser Tribune, April 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010

ROGERS, Mrs. Isabella Calmes

DIED - At the residence of her husband, in Morgantown, Va., on the 29th ultimo, Mrs. Isabella Rogers, wife of John Rogers, Esq., in the 78th year of her age. Mrs. Rogers was a daughter of the late George Calmes, of this vicinity, and she was generally known in this community, and as generally esteemed as a sterling Christian character--a devoted and valuable friend. Many of the associates of her life survive her, and mourn her departure, but their loss is her eternal gain; she has gone to her rest, but leaves a bright recocred behind her. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." The remains of Mrs. Rogers were brought to this town, and on Sunday last followed to Rose HIll Cemetery by a large Concourse of relatives and friends.
Saturday, November 12, 1859; Democratic Alleganian (Cumberland, MD)
Posted April 7, 2018


ROGERS, Mrs. Iva Griffith
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Iva Rogers, 71, formerly of here, died Saturday in Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio. A native of here, she was a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Hartig) Griffith. Her husband, Edgar Rogers, also preceded her in death. Surviving are a son, John Rogers, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Walters, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Olive Duncan, here; a brother, Donald Griffith, here, and three granchildren. Services were conducted in Akron.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 8, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012


ROGERS,  James

Last week our old friend, Jas Rogers, an estimable citizen of Cabin Run, paid his last visit to Keyser. We observed his feeble step and pallid face; but little thought so soon the sad duty of chronicicing (?sic) his death would be ours, and that it would be the last earthly greeting. Mr Rogers died on Sat after a brief illness, in the 54th year of his age. His community possessed few more worthy and substantial men.
Sat, May 20, 1876, West Virginia Tribune, Keyser WV. VOL 6, NO 51
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



John Rogers of Lonaconing Instantly Killed at Detmold Trestling.
John Rogers, aged 25 years, was instantly killed on the Detmold trestling by being struck by the miners' train about 5 o'clock this morning.  Rogers, with a friend, John Carey, was sitting on the edge af the trestle when they were both struck by the train mentioned. Carey was knocked off and only badly bruised while his companion was instantly killed. A striking coincidence is revealed in the fact that Rogers' father was killed almost at the same spot several years ago."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 30 Apr 1906
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 16, 2012

ROGERS, Miss Katherine

Funeral of Miss Rogers
The funeral of Miss Katherine Rogers, who died Tuesday morning last, occurred Friday morning from her late home in Lonaconing.  Miss Rogers had resided in New York City for several years and had been in this place three months at the time of her death.  She was an esteemed young lady and loved by all her acquaintances.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  The services were held in St Mary's church from which the funeral proceeded to St Mary's cemetery.  Rev Father Stanton officiating.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 27, 1905 - pg 8, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2014

ROGERS, Ms. Martha Virginia

KEYSER, W.Va. - Martha Virginia Rogers, 91, of N. Mineral St., Keyser, W.Va., and formerly of Piedmont, W.Va., died on Friday, March 7, 2008, at Potomac Valley Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1916, in Piedmont, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Carl L. Rogers and Vidie Lee Samuels Rogers Dunlap. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert and Carl Rogers and William L. Dunlap, and one sister, Hazel Mae Reel. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Ms. Rogers was employed at the Piedmont Post Office as Postmistress where she retired after numerous years of service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, also member of United Methodist Women, served on the Administration Council and numerous committees. She volunteered at the Burlington Apple Festival, where she sold baked goods and apple butter. She also helped with the Burlington United Methodist Family Service mailings. She was warm giving, loving, caring, and humorous individual who will be missed by many people. She is survived by four nieces; three nephews; and two very special friends, Sara Jane Albright, of Keyser, W.Va., and Jay Doman and wife Bonnie, of Keyser; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Dunlap, of Falls Church, Va. and Sally Rogers, of Birmingham, Ala. The family will receive friends in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, W.Va., on Wednesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, at which time services will be conducted with the Rev. Bart Thompson and Jeremy Doman officiating. Interment will be in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, or Burlington United Methodist Family Services.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - March 10, 2008
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 15, 2015

ROGERS, Mrs. Mary Samantha Hazlett

Mrs. Mary Samantha Rogers, widow of William Rogers, died this morning at 12:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter Ethel Rogers, 546 West Main street. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Rogers observed her 63rd birthday anniversary Tuesday and her death followed that of her brother, George William Hazlett by two months. Mr. Hazlett died Sept. 26 of injuries suffered when he was struck by an automobile. Mrs. Rogers was born Nov. 10, 1853, in Brownsville, the daughter of J. Milton and Rachel (Sigler) Hazlett. Surviving are two daughters, Ethel of the home, and Mrs. Levi Loughman of this city: a granddaughter, Mrs. Roy Horchler, of this city, and a great-granddaughter: also two sisters, Mrs. Lyda Morrison of Brownsville, and Mrs. Frank Wood of Alexandria. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, with Rev. L.C. Sparks officiating, and burial will be made in Brownsville cemetery. Funeral directors, Criss Brothers -
The Newark Advocate, November 11, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


Keyser, W. Va. – Otis L. Rogers, 66, died yesterday at his home, 492 South Main Street, after an illness of several years. A retired B & O employee, he was born at Burlington (W.Va.) a son of the late John B. and Carrie (Kackley) Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a member of Keyser Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle (Leatherman) Rogers; three children, Marvin Rogers, Pittsburg, Calif.; Mrs. Rosalie McKenzie and Mrs. Madeline Dye, both of here; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Stickley and Mrs. Grace Wade, both of Berkeley Springs, and Mrs. Olivia Fike, Eglon; six brothers, Ortensa, Sebring, Fla.; Garland, Winchester, Va.; Oswald, Old Field; Paul, Purgitsville; Gerald, Burlington, and Gratten Rogers, McMullen Highway; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Rogers Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, May 16, 1959
(Courtesy of Ray Leydinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted February 20, 2016


ROHER, Mrs. Nell Arnold 
Mrs. Nell Arnold Roher, 63 years old, died at 3:20 o'clock this morning at her home at 207 South Tenth street, West Side, after an extended illness. She was the wife of Fred Roher.  Mrs. Roher was born at Frostburg, Md., on November 28, 1881, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Arnold, and spent most of her life in Connellsville. She and Mr. Roher were united in marriage February 4, 1907, in Connellsville.  Surviving are her husband and three children, Miss Ruth of Washington, D. C., Grace, wife of John A. Shaw of 832 Morrell avenue, and Elinor, wife of Harry Quinn at home. There are two grandchildren, Judith Ann and Pamela Shaw, She was a sister of Mrs. Margaret McDonald of Plainfield, N. J., and Mrs. Laura Haggerty of Uniontown.  Mrs. Roher was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Christian Mothers.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning. The cortege will meet at the late home at 8:30 o'clock and requiem high mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Henry Geibel, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  The Catholic Daughters of America will meet at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening at the Roher home to recite the rosary.
Connellsville Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Monday, September 10, 1945 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted November 16, 2013 


ROHMAN, Mrs. Helen Laverna Pyles

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Mrs. Helen Laverna Rohman, 56, died Feb. 7, 1988 in the hospice unit at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born here Nov. 25, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F . and Alice (Corbin) Pyles. Mrs. Rohman was a graduate of Fort Ashby High School and Catherman’s Business School, Cumberland. She was previously employed by Sears Roebuck and Company and the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. Mrs. Rohman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was social secretary for the United Methodist Women, and treasurer and chairman of the Sunday school teachers’ group. She also served as a 4-H adult leader. Survivors include her husband, Francis Rohman; one son, David Rohman, and two daughters, Diane Rohman and Patricia “Patti" Rohman, all at home; one brother, Edgell Pyles, Fort Ashby; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Wagoner and Mrs. Frances Buser, both of Fort Ashby, and one grandson. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday in the Fort Ashby Funeral Home.
Published in The Cumberland (MD) News, Monday, February 8, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2017


ROHR, Stansbury

HARRISONBURG Va -  Stansbury Rohr, 69 years old, and ex-Confederate soldier and retired merchant died Sunday.
Keyser Tribune, November 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

ROHRER, Henry W.

The funeral of Henry W. Rohrer, one of the oldest residents of Sharpsburg, Maryland, who died Monday, will be held tomorrow morning. Mr. Rohrer was a brother of L. D. Rohrer of Cumberladd[sic]. He was 81 years old. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery, near Sharpsburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Wednesday, February 4, 1914
Posted December 29, 2017

ROLAND, Charles R.
AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Charles R. Roland, 92, of RD 3, Clearville, died Friday, Jan. 27, 1989, in the Valley Care Nursing Home, Sewickley, Pa. after an extended illness. Born May 10, 1896 in Flintstone, Md., Mr. Roland was a son of the late Clardoton and Cecilia (Johnson) Roland. He resided in Clearville most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche (Rollins) Roland in 1975. He was a self-employed farmer and a member of the Prosperity Christian Church, Clearville. He is survived by a son, Clyde E. Rollins, Leetsdale; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Greenawalt, Cumberland, Md.; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted in the Kenneth E. Hare Funeral Home, Ambridge, Tuesday at 10 a.m. The body will then be taken to the Prosperity Christian Church until services there at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Prosperity Christian Cemetery, Clearville.  

Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, January 31, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 24, 2018

ROLAND, Henry Franklin

Henry Franklin "Sam" Roland, 61, of Flintstone, was found dead yesterday in the Green Ridge forest area off the old Williams Road, according to Maryland State Police, who said the man died of a self-inflicted chest wound from a 12 gauge shotgun. Police were called about 12:30 p.m. after the man's body was found near his parked car by a hunter, William R. Almond of Potomac Park. The incident was investigated by Tfc. Ronald Davis. Born in Bedford County, Pa., Mr. Roland was a son of the late Frank and Mae (Furlow) Roland. He was a retired carpenter and was secretary of Local 1024, Carpenters Union. He also was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Mary C. (McKenzie) Roland; three sons, Ronald F., San Leandro, Calif.; William D., Charleston, S. C., and Patrick A. Roland, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce McCusker, Little Orleans; two brothers, Stanbert (Pat) and Derwood Roland, both of Flintstone; two sisters, Miss Marie Roland, Flintstone, and Miss Ruth Roland, Oldtown Road, and nine grandchildren. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland News, October 21, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted June 13, 2014

ROLAND, Mrs. Mary Catherine McKenzie

FLINTSTONE — Mary Catherine Roland, 78, of the Devlin Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Flintstone, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1994 at the nursing home. Born on Dec. 11, 1915 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late George C. McKenzie and Blanche (Crowe) McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Franklin “Sam” Roland, on Oct. 20, 1970 and one daughter, Joyce McCusker, on Jan. 8, 1992. Mrs. Roland was a life long resident of Flintstone and was a former employee of the Allegany County Board of Education at Flintstone School as a cafeteria worker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Company; Flintstone Homemakers Club and was a volunteer for the United Way and the Health Department Clinic and was a life long member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. She was also a volunteer worker for the Board of Elections in Flintstone. Surviving are three sons, Ronald F. Roland, Tuolumne, Calif.; William D. Roland, Ladson, S.C.; Patrick A. Roland, Pompano Beach, Fla.; one brother, George L. McKenzie, Baltimore; four sisters, Pearl Lough, Baltimore; Grace Krumbine, California; Genevieve Schaeffer, California; Mabel Fisher, Frostburg; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, 404 Decatur Street, on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Flintstone. A Christian wake service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland Times-News, August 31, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015

ROLF, Jack M.
Jack M. Rolf, 73, Bainbridge, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Luke Medical Center, Solon, Ohio. Born on April 5, 1938, in Red House, he was a son of the late Virginia (Hershman) and Harman Rolf. He was retired from Bird Electronics, where he was the director of personnel. He had been previously employed at TRW, Bailey Meter, and Carborundum Co. He is survived by his wife, Amy C. (Anderson); four children, Stanley C. Rolf and wife Lorraine, Bainbridge, Cheryl Ann Anderson and husband Bob, Winter Gardens, Fla., Scott A. Rolf and wife Carolyn, Bainbridge, and Christa S. van Balle and husband C.W., Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Catherine Nutter and husband Cory, and Jack, Owen, Emily, and Nathan; two brothers, Bob Rolf and wife Verla, Mentor, Ohio, and Bill Rolf and wife Myrtle, Highland; and three sisters, Eileen Harvey and husband Edward, Waynesboro, Pa., Jeanie Mihelko and husband Peter, Gaithersburg, and Carolyn Kelly and husband William, Oakland. Friends were received at Johnson Funeral Home Painesville, Ohio, and at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Friends will also be received at St. John's Lutheran Church, Red House, on Friday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society; the Bainbridge Fire Department; or Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, MD, Feb 16, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 29, 2012 

ROLLINS, Arthur J.

The body of Arthur J. Rollins, whose death occurred at Piedmont Sun afternoon, was taken to Fairmont Sun and burial was made at Fairmont Wed. The deceased was aged 31 years and his death occurred after a short illness from paralyses of the heart. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Shinnstown, and of the Fairmont Lodge of Moose. He is survived by his mother, Mrs Isabel Rollins, of Fairmont, widow of Harrison Rollins, and the following brothers and sisters: Fred Rollins, of French Creek; Mrs J J Sohle of Baltimore; Mrs J J Bateman, of Baltimore; Mrs A W Thomas, of Fairmont; Gus Rollins, of Fairmont; Mrs James Fast of Fairmont; Misses Sarah and Mary Rollins, of Cumberland; Mrs Wade H Goodlove, of Kansas City and Teddy Rollins, of Fairmont.
Keyser Tribune, February 16, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010



ROLLINS, Mrs. Jessie Edna

FORT ASHBY — Services for Mrs. Jessie Edna Rollins, 89, who died yesterday, will be conducted, at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Fort Ashby Church by Rev. Charles Starkey. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Friends will be received today and tomorrow at the Scarpelli Funeral. Pallbearers will be William Helker, Harold Helker, Ralph Thompson, James Dyer, Marshall Kenney and Wayne Feaster.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, March 7, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 11, 2015



ROLLMAN, Father of F. C.

Postmaster F. C. Rollman received a telegram last Monday that his aged father in Baltimore had passed away. He died at midnight on the 19th of October, aged 86 years.
Keyser Tribune, October 25, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010


ROLLO, Mrs. Edna Knepp, nee Carey

FROSTBURG — Edna (Carey) Knepp Rollo, 87, of Longstretch, Frostburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Born June 22, 1925, at home, on Longstretch, Garrett County, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Rose Ann (Smith) Carey. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy W. Knepp, in 1989; her second husband, Frank Rollo; two brothers, Harry and Lawrence Carey and three sisters, Grace Braskey, Alice Bevans and Mary Moffatt. Edna was a 1942 graduate from Grantsville High School and earned a certificate from Catherman’s Business School. She had been employed at the Celanese Fibers Plant and retired from the Frostburg Community Hospital as office manager. She was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion’s Sunday school and United Methodist Women of Mt. Zion on Longstretch Rt. 40. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann (Knepp) Bowen and husband William, of Long-stretch, Frostburg; a son, Terry Lee Knepp and wife Laura, of Baldwin; a brother, James Carey, of Longstretch, Frostburg; two sisters, Gladys Garlitz, of Hagerstown and Clara Swauger, of Carmichaels, Pa.; two grandchildren, Nicole (Knepp) Shepherd and husband James and Valerie Knepp; one great-grandchild, Nathanial J. Shepherd; there are many nieces and nephews to whom Edna was a very special aunt. Friends and family will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Agnew officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the Hospice of Garrett County, the Goodwill Mennonite Nursing Home, Grantsville and Comfort Keepers, Cumberland, for the care and warmth shown to Edna during this journey to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Mt. Zion Methodist Memorial Fund or the Hospice of Garrett County.
Cumberland Times-News, February 7, 2013
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 5, 2013

ROMESBURG, Mrs. Ellen Lorraine Ash

Ellen Lorraine “Skip” Romesberg, 91, of Ligonier, formerly of Rockwood, died Oct. 14, 2014 at Ligonier Gardens, Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Born Jan. 21, 1923 in Garrett, the daughter of Silas and Nellie (Smith) Ash. Preceded in death by parents; husband Clarke Edward Romesberg Sr., who died Oct. 20, 2002, brothers: Eugene, William, and Charles Ash; sisters: Anna Emerick, Eva Mae D’Angelo and Naomi Weaver. Survived by children: Clarke E. Romesberg Jr., married to the former Diann Crise of Somerset; Belinda Henry and husband Rick of Ligonier; granddaughters: Lorri Romesberg and husband Patrick Morin of Rockford, Michigan; Kimberly Holt of Butler; Erin Rice and husband Ray of Ledyard, Connecticut; great-grandchildren: Kyrra, Bryce, Lexis, Xavier and Madelyn; brother James Ash Sr. and wife Anna Catherine of Buckstown and sister Dorothy “Dolly” Hartman of Garrett. Ellen is a graduate of Garrett High School. She was a former member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Garrett. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Cindy Parker officiating. Interment Rockwood I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ in Garrett, PA.

d.o.d. 14 October 2014; Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 29, 2017




SOMERSET - George D. Romesburg, 86, of Markleton, R. D. 1, died in Somerset Community Hospital. He was born in Upper Turkeyfoot Township June 13, 1881, a son of the late William and Mary Dumbauld Romesburg. Preceded in death by his wife, the former Minnie Sechler, and a son Harold E., he leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Romesburg, of Markleton, R. D. 1, with whom he made his home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 17, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)




ROMESBURG, Mrs. Irene B. McVay

Mrs. Irene B. Romesburg, 75, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Markleton, died in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren. She was born May 30, 1890, in Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late William and Sara Catherine McVay. Surviving are five daughters, including Mrs. Orien Walker of Meyersdale and Mrs. Ralston Putman of Rockwood; two sons; two sisters, including Mrs. Iva Snyder of Rockwood; three brothers, including John McVay of Somerset; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 29, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 26, 2009





MEYERSDALE, Feb. 1 — Joseph Romesberg, 50, was found dead in bed Friday morning at his home in nearby Salisbury Junction. His widow and eight children survive.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 1, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


MEYERSDALE, Feb. 1 — Joseph Franklin Romesburg, 47, died Friday at his home at Meyeradale, R. D. He was born at Garrett April 16, 1895, a son of Malon and Louise Albright Romesburg. Engaged in the trucking business, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Stella Seibert Romesburg, and eight children: Mrs. Marchell Hotchkiss of Meyersdale and Fay, Harold, Kathryn, Pheora, Fred, Ellie and Glenn, at home. There are four grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters. The funeral was today.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 1, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


ROMESBURG, Mrs. Louise Albright

Garrett, Pa., June 14 — Mrs. Louise (Albright) Romesburg, 72, widow of Mahlon Romesburg, died Sunday evening at her home here after an extended illness. She was a daughter of Solomon and Catherine (Garlitz) Albright and was born in Greenville Township, Somerset county. Her husband passed away six years ago. A son, Glenn Romesberg, also preceded her to the grave. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Albert Judy, Carl and James Romesberg, all of Garrett; Harry Romesberg, Canton, O.; Spurgean and Joseph Romesberg, both of Meyersdale; Mrs. William Sipe and Mrs. Andrew McQuade, both of Central City. Mrs. Romesberg was a sister of Charles Albright of Frostburg, Md. She also leaves 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the J. N. Johnson & Son Funeral Home here. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Garrett, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012




CONFLUENCE, Dec. 31 — A gunshot wound sustained during the deer-hunting season proved fatal Sunday to Melvin E. Romesburg, 29 years old, farmer of Upper Turkeyfoot township, who died at 8:30 o'clock in the morning in Frantz Hospital of complications developing from the wound. County Detective H. C. Jacobs said that Romesburg and a companion had returned from a hunting trip December 10 and were shooting marks with a shotgun when the accident occurred. Romesburg had fired one barrel of the double-barrel shotgun and handed it to Donald Siesky of Connellsville, R. D., his companion. Siesky, in attempting to open the breech of the gun, caused it to discharge and the full load struck Romesburg in the left leg. The victim was taken to the hospital where physicians three days later amputated the leg in an effort to save his life, but complications developed. Coroner F. B. Sass, of Berlin, who conducted an investigation, said that the shooting was accidental and that an inquest probably will not be necessary. Romesburg is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Romesburg of Upper Turkeyfoot township; his wife, Mrs. Emma Brocht Romesburg; two sons, Eddie and Bobby, at home; one brother, Albert, of Kingwood, and one sister, Mrs. Charles Ream of Upper Turkeyfoot township. The funeral service was conducted this afternoon at the Kingwood Church of God in charge of Rev. L. G. Mulhollen, and Rev. J. I. Kalp. Interment was in the Kingwood I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


ROMESBERG, Mrs. Minnie Catherine Sechler

Rockwood - Mrs. Minnie Catherine Romesberg, 84, of Markleton, died at Somerset. She was born in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, August 16, 1882, a daughter of the late Daniel and Susan Gerhardt Sechler. Surviving are her husband, George D.  A son, Harold, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church of New Centerville. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wood funeral home with the Rev. J. I. Kalp officiating. Burial will be made in Kingwood Odd Fellows Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, July 12, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2010



ROCKWOOD, May 24 — Samuel D. Romesberg, 63, Black township coal operator and lumberman, died Thursday morning at Somerset Community Hospital. He leaves his widow, Edna, 11 children, 17 grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 24, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)



MEYERSDALE, Dec. 13 — Spurgeon Romesburg, 36, of Garrett, died Wednesday at his home. The son of Mahlon and Louise Romesburg, he leaves his widow, one son and six brothers and sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 13, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


ROMESBURG, William Harrison

William Harrison Romesburg, 49, of Garrett, Somerset county, youngest son of Mrs. Phoebe Ann Romesburg of 208 East Patterson avenue, died suddenly at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Somerset Community Hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been ill of pneumonia for a week. Born in Upper Turkeyfoot township, he was a son of Mrs. Romesburg and the late Hiram Romesburg who died October 20, 1947 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Curtis in 208 East Patterson avenue, where the elder couple resided. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Viola Romesburg; eight children, all at home; three brothers, Jonas of Somerset, Austin of Pittsburgh, and James of Confluence, and three sisters, Mrs. Curtis of Connellsville, Mrs. Susan Nicklow of Markleton and Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert of Somerset. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Garrett Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in the Garrett Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, March 3, 1948, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)



ROONEY, Mrs. Annie Breen

Mt. Savage. April 10—Word was received by relatives of the death of Mrs. Annie Breen Rooney, widow of Joseph Rooney, in Johnstown. Pa., April 1. She was a former resident of this place and a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors are two sons, Gerard Rooney, New York; Joseph Rooney, Johnstown, Pa.; and daughter. Miss Valerie Rooney, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. John P. Kane, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Mary Ellen Tansey, Mt. Savage. Interment was in Johnstown.
Find A Grave Memorial# 91203463
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, April 11, 1937 - pg 15, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 8, 2015


ROONEY, Ellen E. Barry

FROSTBURG “Mrs. Ellen E. (Barry) Rooney, 88, of Mt. Pleasant Street, died yesterday.  She had been in failing health for some time. The widow of Michael Rooney, she leaves five daughters, Miss Mary Rooney, Baltimore; Mrs. Charles Lewis, Eckhart; Mrs. Helen Cain, Mrs. Joseph Finn, and Mrs. Lawrence Barry, Frostburg; two sons, Martin Rooney, Washington, and Francis Rooney, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Stitzer (sic-should be Spitzer) Baltimore; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Rooney was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.  A requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church.  Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.  Pallbearers will be James Cain, James Brailer, Charles and Francis Lewis, Larry Barry and Stephen Kenny.”
“The Cumberland Evening Times” Cumberland, Maryland, Monday, July 26, 1954 Page 7
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009

ROONEY, Francis X.

Frostburg - Francis X Rooney, 74, of 49 East Main St, died Wednesday at his residence.  Born here, he was a son of the late Michael T and Ellen M (Barry) Rooney.  He was a retired employee of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company.  Mr Rooney was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1442 and B P O E 470.  He is survived by five sisters, Miss Mary Rooney, Mrs Helen Cain, Mrs Angela Finn and Mrs Monica Barry, all of here and Mrs Catherine Lewis, Eckhart and a number of nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St Michael's Catholic church.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  A memorial service will be conducted by the Elks today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and a Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, March 12, 1976 - pg 8, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 13, 2014



ROONEY, Martin A

FROSTBURG “Martin A. Rooney, 72, Washington, D.C., a native of Frostburg, died yesterday at Prince Georges County Hospital.  A retired civilian employee at the Bolling Air Force Base, he was the son of the late Michael and Ellen (Barry) Rooney.  He is survived by a brother, Francis Rooney, Frostburg, and five sisters, Miss Mary C. Rooney, Mrs. Helen Cain, Mrs. Joseph Finn, and Mrs. Lawrence A. Barry, Sr., all of Frostburg, and Mrs. Catherine Lewis, Eckhart.  The body will be at the Hafer Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.”
“The Cumberland News” Cumberland, Maryland Wednesday, November 13, 1968 Page 6
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 10, 2009

ROONEY, Miss Mary C.

FROSTBURG - Miss Mary C. Rooney, 92, formerly of East Main Street, died Monday in the Frostburg Village Nursing Home.  Born in Westernport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ellen (Barry) Rooney.  Miss Rooney was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Sodality of the church.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Helen C. Cain and Mrs. Monica Barry, both of Frostburg and a number of nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Sowers Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Michael's Catholic Church Wednesday at  9:30 a.m. by Monsignor John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  A Christian wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Martin Bahan, Joseph Struntz, Bernard Kenney, Franklin Shumaker, Jacob Seib and Bernard Litchfield
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 17, 1987 - pg 30, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2015


ROONEY, Michael

Mr. Michael Rooney, the well known proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, died in Piedmont Sunday, Nov 21, at 1:30 o'clock p.m.  He was 52 years of age. He had been in bad health for some time past, having been a sufferer with stomach and liver trouble, Mr. Rooney was well and favorably known here and had been a resident of Piedmont most all of his life. He is survived by one brother, Mr Martin Rooney of Dubuque, Ia and a half-sister, Miss Mary Rooney, who made her home with him.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 24, 1909 - pg 1, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015

ROONEY, Michael

The funeral of Mr Michael Rooney took place Tuesday Morning, Nov 23, at 9 o'clock from St Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport.  The services were conducted by Rev Father T E Gallagher.  The pallbearers were: Messrs. Martin 'Brien, John Gleason, Michael Gannon, Pat White and P M Phillips of the tritowns and Mr James Burke of Keyser.  Interment was in the Catholic cemetery, Westernport.  Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr Tom Daugherty and wife, Mr Martin Daugherty, Miss B Daugherty and Mrs Fowler and son of Wheeling; Mr and Mrs John Hanley, Mr and Mrs Walters, Miss Celia Carley and Mr and Mrs J J Foley, Fairmont, WV; Mr and Mrs John Ahern, Chillicothe, O; Mrs Seabold of Cumberland; Mr and Mrs Pat Darsey and son, Mrs Norah Foley and son, Mr and Mrs John Bark, Mr James Barke, Mr M Dugan, Mr John Carney, Mr Thomas Redingma and Mrs B Kidwell of Keyser; Mrs Frank McDermott of Mt Savage; Miss Bridget McAndrews of Merrill, Md and Mr and Mrs John McDermott of Connellsville, Pa
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, November 26, 1909 - pg 8, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015



ROONEY, Michael Thomas

Michael T. Rooney. aged 57, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his home on Mt Pleasant street in Frostburg after an illness of eight years following paralysis.  He was for many years yard-master for the C & P Railroad at Frostburg and Carlos.  He is survived by a widow and seven children.  The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock with services at St Michael's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, February 20,
1920 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2015


ROONEY, Mrs. Sarah Hamilton

Frostburg, March 3,—Mrs. Sarah Rooney, 80 years old, widow of William Rooney, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Dundon, 108 Centre street, after being ill for the past week. Mrs. Rooney was the daughter of Maxwell and Eliza Hamilton, pioneer residents of Allegany, this county, and spent her entire life in this locality. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Dundon, two sons, Frank and Lawrence, of this city, and two sisters Mrs. Ellen Shea of Borden, and Mrs Maria Powers of Baltimore, survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning with requiem mass at 9:30 o'clock at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 3, 1931 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 29, 2011




ROONEY, Thomas

Frostburg, Md.
Mr. Thomas Rooney, who has been ill at the residence of Mr. Jack on Bowery Street for some time past, died Friday afternoon about one o'clock. The deceased gentleman was about 60 years of age and is survived by several brothers and sisters residing in the vicinity. The funeral arrangements have not been completed with the exception to that the same will take place on Monday morning at nine 'o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church. Interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, March 23, 1907 - pg 11, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 19, 2010

ROONEY, Thomas

Frostburg. Md., March 25 - The funeral of Mr. Thomas Rooney whose death was noted in a former issue of the Times, look place this morning at nine o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church, of which Mr. Rooney was a member during his life time. Rev. S. J. Clark, rector, preached and conducted the burial services, speaking very touchingly of the deceased. At the conclusion of the services the cortege proceeded to St. Michael's Catholic cemetery, where interment of the remains was made in the family burial plot in the presence of his friends and relatives. The deceased was sixty-lour years of age and is survived by two brothers and five sisters as follows: Messrs. William Rooney of Allegany, and Bernard Rooney of this place; Mrs. John Tipping, of this place; Mrs. Max Hamilton, of Mt. Savage: Mrs. Wm. Lidinger and Mrs. Fanny Keech. both of Cumberland and Miss Katherine. now called Sister Mary Xeta, at the Home of Good Shepherd. Baltimore, Md.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 25, 1907 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 29, 2011




ROONEY, William P.

Bureau of the Evening-Times, Frostburg, Md., Jan. 19
Mr. Wm. P. Rooney, aged 29 years son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rooney living on Welsh Hlll was found dead in bed yesterday at noon. The young man was very popular and a general favorite among the young men of town and the announcement of his death came to them as a great shock as he had not been ill or under the care of any physician. He worked every day last week at his occupation as a miner, but on Monday did not go to work as he was suffering with a slight cold. He was up town Monday evening and upon retiring on Monday night he left instructions with his family to call him for work the next morning at 5 o'clock. When his father called him he answered the call. Several minutes later his uncle, Win. Donahue, who roomed with him, asked him if he was going to work and he answered that he was and would be down in a few minutes. Mr. Donahue and the other men got ready and went on to the mines and as then he did not come down they concluded he had changed his mind and was going to remain at home. He was not again called until the noon hour, and when he failed to respond they went to his room and to their surprise found the young man cold in death. A physician was at once called and he stated that death was due to heart failure and that the young man had been dead some time. The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rooney, and the following brothers and sisters: Miss Bessie, of New York city; Misses Annie, Nellie and Bernadette and John and Joseph Rooney. The deceased was a nephew of Mine Inspector J. H. Donahue. He was a member of the Young Men's Institute, of the Catholic church and the Mutual Aid of the Miners of the Consolidation Coal Co. The funeral arrangements have not been completed, but will likely take place on Friday morning.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, January 19, 1910 - pg 7, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 23, 2011




ROONEY, William

1915 - August
ROONEY 31 Aug 1915 William Rooney, aged 68 years, died yesterday at his home in Allegany from miners asthma. He is survived by 2 sisters and one brother: Mrs George Keech of Cumberland; Mrs Lucy Hamilton of Barrellsville; and Bernard Rooney of Frostburg. Also, his wife and 3 children: Frank and Lawrence Rooney at home; and Mrs John Tipton of Mt Savage. His father, Patrick Rooney came from Ireland several years ago settling in Morantown, where William was born. Funeral services and burial at the St Michaels Catholic Church and Cemetery.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times; 31 Aug 1915
transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 29, 2011


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