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GOCHENOUR, Mrs. G. S.

Mrs. Gochenour, wife of Dr. G. S. Gochenour, of Moorefield, died suddenly at her home there Monday morning. She complained of feeling badly and her husband went to get her some medicine. When he returned, she was dead.
Keyser Tribune, November 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

GOCKE, George

CLARKSBURG - George Gocke, store manager of the Rosemont Coal Co.'s store at Rosemont, dropped dead on the steps of the Rutter boarding house at Rosemont at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning as he was going from his bedroom in the store to the boarding house for breakfast. Heart trouble caused his sudden death. News from his death was a very painful shock to relatives and friends, as he had been in the best of health and had never been afflicted with heart trouble.  Mr. Gocke was 54 years of age, and he is survived by three sons and three daughters. His wife died three months ago. Several brothers and sisters also survive. The brothers are Thomas W., of Piedmont; J. B., of Zanesville, Ohio; Vincent E., a well known and successful coal operator, residing here. The sisters are Mrs. J. E. Mattingly, of Morgantown; Mrs. Mary A. Walter, of Grafton; and Mrs. Katherine Riley, of Milan, Ohio. The funeral and burial will be at Mr. Gocke's former home at Howesville, but the time depends upon word from J. B. Gocke, a brother, who is now in California on business.
Mineral Daily News, May 23, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010

GOEBEL, Mrs. Christina Gerlach

Frostburg, May 25 - Mrs. Christina Goebel, 84, former resident of this city, died yesterday at her home at McKeesport, Pa. The widow of Henry Goebel, she is survived by two sons, Adolph and William Goebel, Pittsburgh; one brother, William Gerlach, Turtle Creek; and four sisters, Mrs. Lewis Watson, Washington; Mrs. Elizabeth Keller, Cumberland; Mrs. T. B. Hamill and Mrs. J. J. Foster, this city. The body was brought to Hafer's Funeral Home, where friends and relatives will be received.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 25, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 

GOEBEL, Mrs. Marie

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Marie Goebel, 75, of McKeesport, Pa., died Wednesday at her home. She was the widow of Adolph Goebel. Surviving are two sons, William Goebel, Frostburg; and Paul Goebel, Greenock, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Winner, Frostburg: Mrs. Donald Hansel, Irwin, Pa.; and Mrs. Helen D'Happart, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Schoepke, Turtle Creek, Pa., and a sister in Germany. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. with interment in McKeesport.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 6, 1962
(Courtesy of Sherl Kelso)
Posted April 21, 2012

 

GOEHRINGER, Mrs. Ivadell M. Wilburn
 
ACCIDENT - Mrs. Ivadell M. Goehringer, 61, died yesterday at University Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.  A native of McHenry, she was a daughter of Mrs. Berta (Cross) Wilburn, RD 2, Oakland, and the late Alvey B. Wilburn.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  Surviving, besides her mother are her husband, Paul Goehringer, a brother, Russell Wilburn, Barnesboro, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Beachy, Mrs. Evelyn Georg, Grantsville; Mrs. Edna Woodward, Markleysburg, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Savage, Oakland, and Mrs. Helen Rodeheaver, Friendsville.  The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted at the Zion Lutheran Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Coiner will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.
SOURCE: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; August 1, 1972; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 30, 2012

Name: Patricia A. "Pat" Goetz, 71, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: John and Pearl (Youngerman) Hartig 
DOB: November 8, 1932, in Frostburg, MD 
DOD: Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at her home 
Spouse: James Goetz 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; brother, Jack Hartig 
Survived by: son, John Goetz and wife Shari, Baton Rouge, LA; daughter, Debra Savage and husband Paul, Meyersdale, PA; sister, Jean Thompson and husband George, Fargo, ND 
Memorial Service: January 23, 2004; inurnment, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014


GOETZ, William Henry
 
William Henry Goetz, 78, Queen City Towers, Paca Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. He was born here September 15, 1895, a son of the late John and Bernadine Goetz. Mr. Goetz was a retired tannery worker and painter.  He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Barracks 1125, World War I Veterans. Survivors include his widow, Kathleen (Jenkins) Goetz; two sons, William E. and John P. Goetz, both of here; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, Wednesday, December 12, 1973
(Courtesy of Barry R. Thoerig)
Posted January 26, 2013

GOFF, Miss Lucy Hilda

Lucy Hilda Goff, 77, of Newburg, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown. She was born August 26, 1933, in Terra Alta, a daughter of the late Howard Dallis and Jessie (Trowbridge) Goff. She was a waitress and personal care giver for many years and was one of the founding members of the Christian Evangelical Church at Bird's Creek. She is survived by two brothers, Robert and wife lzetta Goff and Lawrence Goff, all of Kingwood; one sister, Margaret and husband Dayton Smith, of Kingwood and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Clifford Goff; one sister. Bernice Goff: and two sisters-in-law. Ruby Goff and Atha Goff. Family and friends were received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Cbapel, Tuesday, June 14, where services were held in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Sonny McNear officiating. Rotruck-Lobb Crematory provided cremation services and interment followed at the Camp Ground Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to Camp Ground Cemetery Association, c/o Virginia Zetty, 2843 Campground Road, Tunnelton, WY 26444.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; June 15, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 7, 2011
 


GOFF, Terry Lynn 

Terry Lynn Goff, 58, of Rowlesburg, died Saturday. December 12, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born June 22, 1951, in Grafton, a son of the late Robert Harrison and Rosella "Polly" (Hartsell) Goff. He was a 1970 graduate of Rowlesburg High School. He was a fireman with Rowles¬burg Volunteer Fire Department (Company 10) for 40 years and served as their fire chief for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Dottie (Teets) Goff; three daughters and spouse, Autumn and Wally Sheets, Jennifer Goff, all of Rowlesburg, Shawna Dixon, of Reedsville; his mother and father-in-law, Dortha and Howard Teets, of Rowlesburg; three brothers, Richard "Dick" Goff and wife Nancy, Robert "Bobby' Goff and companion, Peggy Helmick, all of Rowlesburg, and Steve Goff, of Kingwood; two sisters, Pat Likens and Judy Likins, of Rowlesburg; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Virginia "Honey" Howdershelt. Family and friends were received from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, at the Rotruck-Lobb Funeral Home, Kingwood Chapel and from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, December 16, and from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at noon, Thursday, December 17, at the Rowlesburg Volunteer Fire Department with the Rev. Roy Mick officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Sarah Cemetery, on Sinclair Ridge.
Preston County Journal, Kingwood, WV; Dec 16, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010

GOFORTH, Miss Megan Nicole
 
Megan Nicole Goforth, 12 years old, daughter of Danny and Linda Goforth, Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born October 17, 1991 in Hampton, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandmother, Georgia Goforth, Hickory, NC, and the following aunts, uncles and cousins: Cynthia, Charles and Andrew Irby, Rhodhiss, NC; Felicia, Neal Sr., Neal Jr., Heather and Leigha Hildebran, Connelly Springs, NC; Melisa, Steve and Matthew Marculewicz, Hickory, NC; Marvin and Helen Arnold, Adam and Natalie Wehunt, Claremont, NC; Janet, Mike, Brandon and Tracy Good, Claremont, NC; Gary, Heather, Briteny and Kaitlin Whitener, Hickory, NC; Cathy, George and Erin Terry, Newton, NC. She is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Bobby Goforth and paternal grandparents, Coy and Ethel Arnold. Megan was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, Maryland, and she was a 6th grade student at Southern Middle School, Oakland, Maryland. Friends and family will be received at the Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, Maryland, Wednesday, November 26, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the funeral proceeding at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Megan's Special Education Class at Southern Middle School. The Newman Funeral Homes,P.A., Accident, Maryland, is in charge of arrangements. 
Monday, November 24, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

 

GOLDEN, Chas

Chas Golden, the adopted son of Mr. Charles McI. Miller of this place, died yesterday at Philadelphia, where he was employed. He was hurt in some way and died soon afterward. We have no particulars. Miss Nannie Miller went down yesterday evening.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

GOLDEN, Charles

KITZMILLER - The many friends of Mr. Charles Golden were sorry to hear of his death, which occurred in a railroad accident near Philadelphia, Pa.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 31, 2010

GOLDEN, Edgar James

Edgar James Golden, 81, of Oldtown Road, RD 4, died yesterday. A native of Hyndman, Pa., he was a former employee of the West Virginia State Roads Commission at Short Gap, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Julia Elizabeth (Henderson) Golden; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Turner, with whom he resided; Mrs. Zelene Mae Singleton, Baltimore; four sons, Howard Golden, Toronto, Ohio; Donald Golden, Woodstock; Edgar J. Golden Jr., RD 2, Ridgeley; Arthur Golden, RD 4, Williams Road; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lee A. McDaniel officiating. Interment will he in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Friday, February 23, 1979
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017


GOLDEN, Mrs. Julia Elizabeth Henderson

Mrs. Julia Elizabeth Golden, 78, RD 4, Oldtown Road, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late William Henderson and Alice Rebecca (Kraus) Henderson. Her husband, Edgar James Golden, died in 1979. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are four sons, Howard W. Golden, Toronto, Ohio; Donald T. Golden, Baltimore; Edgar J. Golden Jr., Furnace Acres; Arthur D. Golden, RD 4, Oldtown Road; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Turner, Cumberland; Mrs. Zelene Singleton, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Couters, Cumberland; Mrs. Grace Abe, Ridgeley; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee McDaniels officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Tuesday, March 30, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017

GOLDEN, Mrs. Marion W. Kerchevale
 
FROSTBURG — Marion W. Golden, 94, formerly of Ellerslie, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 4, 1913, in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late William Durr and Esther (Drew) Durr Kerchevale. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Golden Sr. in 2000; a daughter, Betty R. Kasekamp; and a sister. She is survived by a son, Dr. Clarence E. Golden Jr. and wife Dr. Karen (Shaffer) of Cumberland; daughters, Elizabeth R. DeHaven and husband David of Springfield, Va., Mary Louise Winters and husband Lynn of LaVale; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Home Care, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times-News, September 6, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

GOLDEN, Robert L.

HYNDMAN — Robert L. Golden, 65, died yesterday while on a fishing trip in Ontario, Canada. A native of Bedford County, he was a son of the late John O. and Sally (Swauger) Golden. Mr. Golden was a retired truck driver and had served with the Marine Corps. He also was a member of Hyndman Lodge 589, AF and AM. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nina (Deneen) Golden, and one brother, Charles Golden, Carlisle, Pa. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zeigler Funeral Home, here.
The Cumberland News, July 4, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 22, 2011

GOLDSWORTHY, (child) Miss Jean Marie

Jean Marie Goldsworthy, 7, of Fairgo, died Tuesday at University Hospital, Baltimore, where she had been admitted December 25.  She had been in failing health five years. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she was a daughter of William P. and Eva J. (Lease) Goldsworthy.  Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Michael L. Goldsworthy, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lease, Cresaptown; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Goldsworthy, Cresaptown.  A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Interment will be in Lease Cemetery, Brant Road. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, January 13, 1968
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 19, 2015

GOLDSWORTHY, (child) Michael Lewis
 
Michael Lewis Goldsworthy, 8, of RD 5, Fairgo, died today in Western Maryland State Hospital, Hagerstown, where he had been admitted April 21, 1969.  He has been in failing health five years.  Born in Cumberland, he was a son of William P. and Eva J. (Lease) Goldsworthy. Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Goldsworthy, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Lease, all of Cresaptown.  A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Ambrose Catholic Church.   Interment will be in Lease Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, October 24, 1970
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted November 10, 2015

GOLDSWORTHY, Paul

FROSTBURG CITIZEN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Frostburg, Md - April 12 - Paul Goldsworthy, Sr, aged 78 years, one of Frostburg's oldest citizen, died at 11:55 o'clock Sunday morning, at his home Union Street, following a prolong illness.  Mr Goldsworthy was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England.  He had resided here for more than 50 years and until ten years conducted a grocery store.  Besides his wife, Mrs Mary E Goldsworthy, he is survived by four sons: Paul Goldsworthy, LaVale; John Goldsworthy and Richard Goldsworthy, Frostburg; Harry Goldsworthy, Washington, D.C.; four daughters: Mrs Frank McKee, McKeesport, Pa; Mrs Millard Callaway, Baltimore and Mrs Walter Stevenson and Mrs Bernard A Gram, Washington; one sister, Mrs Albert Spitnas, Frostburg and a brother, James Goldsworthy, Keyser, W Va.  He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and six great  grandchildren.  The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with services at his late home.  Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, April 12, 1926 - pg 9, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 19, 2015

GOLDSWORTHY, Paul

Mrs Mary Ellen Goldsworthy and family wish to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks for the kindness and sympathy shown them in the departure of their beloved husband and father, Paul Goldsworthy, who died April 11, 1926
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 17, 1926 - pg 8, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 19, 2015

GOLLICK, Mrs. Sarah E. Petenbrink

Sarah E. Gollick, 61, of Baltimore, died Friday in Union Memorial Hospital. Born in Mount Savage, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Catherine (Michaels) Petenbrink. Survivors include her husband, William H. Gollick, four daughters, Mrs. Janet Winters, Mrs. Donna Miller, Mrs. Judy Milligan and Mrs. Joyce Hcrshman, all of Baltimore; five sons. Jack, Jerry, John, James and Joseph Gollick, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bullard, Mrs. Catherine Lynch, Mrs. Ida Petenbrink and Mrs. Bessie Pugh; two brothers, Carl and George Petenbrink and 36 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at the A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 1818 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, tomorrow at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Sunday Times, July 30, 1978
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 1, 2017

GOMER,  Earl

FROSTBURG - Earl Gomer, 81, of 96 Braddock Road, died yesterday at Miners Hospital. Born in Sand Patch, Pa., he was a son of the late Jesse and Melinda Kendall Gomer. He was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Local 1450 and of Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife. Anna Florence Weitzell Gomer and two sons, Irvin and Clarence Gomer, Zihlman: eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, 60 West Main Street, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Nazarene, Center and Charles streets, Frostburg, where the body will be taken at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the White Oaks Cemetery near Finzel.
Cumberland Evening Times, May 3, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

GOMER, Edward L.

A Borden Mines soldier is reported killed in action on the German front among the latest release of war zone casualties, which lists six other men of the tri-state area as wounded in action, three of them from Cumberland. Dead is Pvt. Edward L. Gomer, 21, of Borden Mines, killed in Germany October 9. Pvt. Gomer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gomer, of Borden Mines. A former coal miner, he entered the Army about two years ago. He took part in the Italian campaign, during which he was wounded in action, before going to England for the D-Day invasion of France. Besides his parents, Pvt. Gomer is survived by four brothers, Staff Sgt. Walter Gomer, now home on furlough after completing 50 combat aerial missions against the enemy over Europe; Staff Sgt. Earl Gomer, stationed in Texas; Harvey Gomer, of Baltimore; and Harry Gomer, of Borden Mines; and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Winebrenner, and Mrs. Mary Winebrenner, of Borden Mines; and Mrs. Dorothy Johnson of Morantown.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 29, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GOMER, Harvey Francis

Harvey Francis Gomer, 74, of Meyersdale, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie L. Cook, R.D., Meyersdale. Born May 17, 1879, the son of Daniel and Hannah Cone Gomer, he lived most of his life in Somerset County. He is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Cook mentioned above and Mrs. Leo Carrie, R.D. Meyersdale, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Shoemaker Gomer, preceded him in death by nineteen years. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. at the White Oak church with the Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger officiating. Burial in the White Oak cemetery under the direction of W. C. Price and Son.
Meyersdale Republican, March 20, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GOMER, James G.

FROSTBURG - James G. Gomer, 75, of Borden Mines, died yesterday at his home following a lingering illness. He was a son of the late Jesse and Malinda (Kendall) Gomer and the husband of the late Nora (Myers) Gomer. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Ethel Winebrenner and Mrs. Mary Imes, Borden; Mrs. Dorothy Stott, College Park; Harvey and Harry Gomer, Baltimore; Earl Gomer, Washington, and Walter Gomer, Klondike; two brothers, Earl Gomer, Frostburg, and Ezra Gomer, Atwater, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body will he at the Hafer Funeral Home after 7 p. m. today.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


GOMER, James T.

James T. Gomer died at 11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2, at his home, Sand Patch, R.D. 1. A retired carpenter and expert wood workman, he was aged 69 years, 11 months and 21 days at the time of his death. He was born in Pennsylvania, January 28, 1878, a son of the late Daniel and Hannah (Comb) Gomer. His wife, Maude (Beall) Gomer, preceded him in death about three years ago. Surviving are two sons, George T., Hyndman; Lewis F., Cumberland; and seven daughters, Mrs. Anna Echelberger, Cumberland; Mrs. Simon Crissinger, Sand Patch; Mrs. Lawrence McKenzie, Frostbury; Mrs. Paul Sell, Sand Patch R.D. 1; Mrs. Albert Kennell, Wellersburg; Mrs. Ralph Ansell, at home, and Miss Mildred Gomer, Baltimore. Eighteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon, January 5, at the White Oak Evangelical Church, in charge of Rev. A. F. Richards. Interment was made in the church cemetery, under the direction of W. C. Price & Son.
Meyersdale Republican, January 8, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

Name: Melinda Jeanette "Nettie" Gomer, 94, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: Palmer and Melinda (Carder) Sperry 
DOB: May 30, 1914, in Frostburg, MD 
DOD: Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Frostburg Village Nursing Center 
Spouse: Irvin Gomer 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, Richard Gomer; sister, Ethel Snyder; brothers, Robert Sperry and William Sperry 
Survived by: daughter, Linda Raley, Hyndman, PA; brother, Irvin Sperry and wife Rena, Frostburg 
Burial: December 15, 2008, Frostburg Memorial Park

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


GOMER, Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Miller

KLONDIKE — Pauline Elizabeth Gomer, 84, formerly of Klondike, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, Lonaconing, where she had been a resident. Born Dec. 14, 1922, in Lord, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Dawson) Miller. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank "Poke" Miller and Raymond Miller, and one sister, Caroline Custer. Mrs. Gomer was employed at Frostburg State University and was a member of the Carlos Methodist Church, Carlos. Mrs. Gomer was a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family. Surviving are her husband, Walter "Bud" Gomer, daughter, Judy Walker and husband Charles, son, Robert Gomer and wife Mary, daughter, Linda Kenney and husband Paul; five grandchildren, Wes Walker, Tricia Baker, Bob Gomer, Mindy Robinson and Mandee Kenney; great-granddaughters, Tristin Michaels, Alethea Green, Tessa Gomer, Lydia Johnson and Zander Robinson; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Linda Burley; sisters and brothers, Martha DePaulis, Michigan, Mella Hitchins, Carlos, Phyllis Huppman, Hanover, Pa., Melvin Miller, Hanover, Joe Miller, Michigan, Maxine Beeman, Cumberland, and Donna Seveleski, Cumberland; numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the EichhornMcKenzie Funeral Home, RA., Midland, on Thursday, March 1,2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, March 2, 2007, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Interment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg. The family would like to thank everyone at Egle Nursing Home for the efficient and compassionate care they gave to their mother. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions maybe directed to the Egle Nursing and Rehab Center, 57 Jackson St., Lonaconing, MD 21539. Memorial cards are available at the funeral home.
Cumberland Times-News, February 28, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014

GONDER, Andrew  (abridged)

Death of Justice Gonder ~ A Resident of Cumberland for Over Fifty Years ~ Brief Sketch of Useful Life

Andrew Gonder died at his late residence, No 28 Green St, this morning at 11 o'clock in his 68th year of age.  Mr. Gonder was born at Bougeanville, in the  Province of Alsace, France, in 1820. When seven years of age his  parents moved do Germany where they lived until 1832 in which year they came to this country. Landing in Baltimore, they at once proceeded to Frederick City.  Here they placed their son at school at St John's College, where he made rapid progress.  In 1834 when but fourteen, he was taken from college and given the position of interpreter of the canal where several German laborers were employed.  In 1837 he secured a position as clerk in Patrick O’Neal's general store, on the corner of Mechanic and Mill streets, in this city, in whose employ he remained for seven years.  On February 2, 1843, he married Catherine Brown, a daughter of Benjamin Brown, this county, by whom he had sixteen children, five of whom survive him. Later on, in the year 1843, he took a position with Gus Beall as clerk, whom in 1844, he and Wm. R Beall bought out.  Six months afterwards he purchased Wm. R Beall’s interest in the stock and commenced business for himself. He carried this on for over five years, when, meeting with reverses, he failed. In 1850 he was appointed magistrate by Governor Philip Francis Thomas, which office (with the exception of two years) he held up to the time of his death.  In 1853 he entered the employ of a clothing business conducted by Mr Stevens, whom he bought out two years later, and for eighteen years he was kept busy by the double demands of his office as Magistrate and his business from which he retired in 1873.  In 1868 he was elected president of the board of county school commissioners, which position he held up to 1875.  In 1873 he was the Democratic candidate for sheriff, against Col James C Lynn, Republican, who defeated him.  From 1873 to 1875, failing to be reappointed, did not discharge any magisterial duties.  Early 1876, he was reappointed and as mentioned above, held the office until the time of his death.  In February 1887, he went to Baltimore on a visit where he was taken seriously ill.  On March 10th, he recovered sufficiently to this city where he was confined to his home for some time.  In the early part of May he resumed his duties as magistrate.  On the 11th of October, he lost his wife and companion for over forty years.  This was a sad blow to him and in November he was taken ill and confined to his room, until the day before Christmas, when feeling quite well went down stairs.  On the 27th he went up to the Court House and transacted some business.   Upon his return, he complained of feeling unwell and remarked to one of his sons that he feared he was going to have a relapse.  He went to bed shortly afterwards and his impression regarding the state of his health proved too sadly true; he breathing his last at eleven this morning.  Mr Gonder was a member of the Legion of Honor and it was as a delegate to the Grand Lodge in Baltimore last February that he contracted the illness that resulted in his death. The following sons and daughters survive him: A B Gonder of Oakland; Mrs M T Bruce, J. A.; Mary B; Frank J and Alphonsas Gonder.  The notice of the funeral will appear tomorrow. Cumberland Daily Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 6, 1888 - pg 4, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 12162454 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted December 17, 2016

GONDER, Mrs. Delia A.

Interment at Former Home

The remains of Mrs Delia A. Gonder, wife of Mr. Frank J Gonder who died on Saturday morning at 2 o'clock at her late home, 48 Green St, were taken on train No. 1 last evening to Watson, Indiana, her former home for interment. The deceased was only 27 years of age and leaves two children, Joseph, aged seven and Francis, aged two years. The deceased suffered terribly during the last months of her illness, bore her affliction without a murmur. Her grief stricken husband who has the sympathy of everyone is a passenger brakeman on the B & O and is a brother of Justice Joseph A Gonder, of this city and Justice Andrew Gonder of Oakland. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 17, 1900 - pg 3, col 2; Find A Grave Memorial# 125485472 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted December 17, 2016

GOOD, Mrs. Mamie O'Neill

Death at McKeesport.
Mrs. Alfred Good died yesterday at her home In McKeesport, Pa.  Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Good was Miss Mamie O'Neill.  She was a native of Cumberland and spent her girlhood here.  She was a daughter of the late Michael O'Neill of this city.  Mr. M. F. O’Neill of this city with his aunt Mrs. Mary A O'Neill left yesterday to attend the funeral.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, July 1, 1903 - pg 8, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 3, 2017


GOOD, Mrs. Patsy Elliott Shaw

Keyser - Mrs. Patsy Elliott Good, 84, Asheville, N.C., died yesterday at Hopemount (W.VA.) State Hospital. Born in Moscow, Md., she was a daughter of the late Andrew B. and Mary Martha (Dawson) Shaw.  She was the widow of Norman A. Good, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. jack Sanders, pastor of Rees Methodist Chapel, New Creek, will officiate and interment will be in laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow.
The Cumberland News, 3 February, 1967
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009

GOODALE, Frank Oswayne

Mr. Frank Oswayne Goodale, 813 N. Pine St., passed away in a local hospital Friday, June 8th, at the age of 58 years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lolete Goodale; daughter, Mrs. E.I. Smith; sons, Frank O. Jr. and Michael O. Goodale, all of this city; mother, Mrs. Rebecca Goodale; sisters, Mrs. May Zenner, Mrs. J.A. Mormor, all of Houston; brothers, Fred Goodale, Fredericksburg, and Tom Goodale, San Marcos; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Alamo Funeral Home, Saturday, June 9th, at 4 p.m. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Mr. Goodale was a member of the B of LF&E No 197 in San Antonio. Arrangements by Alamo Funeral Home.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

GOODALL, Kathryn Roth

Kathryn Roth Goodall, 86, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., died Feb. 22, 2005, in a hospital there. She was born Oct. 2, 1918, at Eglon, a daughter of the late Paula and Lela Parks Roth. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Daniel Goodall; two brothers, Darrell Roth and Dale Roth; and one sister, Lois Powell. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Blackburn of West Chester, Pa., and Nancy Goodall of Mechanicsburg; one son, Daniel E. Goodall of San Diego Calif.; four brothers, Doyle Roth of Macedonia, Ohio, Robert Roth, Morgantown, W.Va., Ronald Samuel Roth, Santa Rosa, Calif., and Coleman Roth, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; two sisters, Norma Lantz of Simpsonville, SC., and Marlene Taylor of Modesta, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services and entombment were on Feb. 25.
Aurora News printed in Republican, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 3, 2005; p. A-7
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 15, 2009
 

 

GOODING, Mrs. Bernadette Rafferty

Frostburg - Mrs. Bernadette (Rafferty) Gooding, 11 Welch Street, died this morning in Miners' Hospital where she was admitted an hour earlier. Mrs. Gooding was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Third Order of St. Francis at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Cumberland. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
Tuesday, 21 September 1954; The Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011
 

GOODING, Edward L.
 
Frostburg - Edward L. Gooding, 79, of 11 Welsh Street, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, following a brief illness. Born in West Virginia, a son of the late George W. and Margaret (Spicer) Gooding, he had operated the Malamphy Bottling Works in Cumberland for 45 years before retiring seven years ago. Mr. Gooding was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church; the Holy Name Society of the parish; Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus; Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and the Eagles.  His wife, Mrs. Bernadette (Rafferty) Gooding preceded him in death. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. M. J. Malamphy and Mrs. Ella M. Wolfe, both of Cumberland, and Mrs. F. E. Naughton, St. Petersburg, Fla., and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
Thursday, 10 March 1955; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011
 


GOODING, Mrs. Margaret Spicer

PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME ON PARK STREET LAST NIGHT AT 11:30
Mrs. Margaret Gooding, 54 years, wife of Mr. George L.[sic] Gooding, died last night at 11:30 o'clock at her home No. 24 Park street. Death was caused by dropsy and asthma. Mrs. Gooding is survived by her husband and the following children: Edward L. Gooding, Mrs. M. J. Malamphy and Misses Gertrude and Ella Gooding. She was a sister of Messrs L. F. Spicer, Democratic candidate for council in the Sixth Ward; Joseph Spicer, Cumberland; Joshua Spicer, Piedmont, W. Va; Mrs. Mattie Crogan, Cumberland and Mrs. Joseph Exline, Misses Katie and Theresa Spicer, Hancock.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 13, 1905 - pg 8, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 20, 2011


GOODING, Mrs. Margaret Spicer

The funeral of Mrs. Geo. N(sic) Gooding took place yesterday morning at nine o'clock. Services were conducted at St. Patrick's Church with a requiem high mass by Rev. Father Connelly, music rendered by the choir with interment in SS. Peter and Paul's cemetery. Mrs. Gooding is survived by her husband, Mr. George N.[sic] Gooding, Mrs. M. J. Malamphy, Gertrude, Ella and Edward Gooding. The pallbearers who are all nephews of the deceased were as follows: Chas Spicer, Joe Spicer, Thomas Malamphy, E. B. Spicer, Frank Spicer, H. F. Exline, Leo Spicer and L. E. Exline. There were many beautiful floral offerings from friends and relatives. Rev. Father Connelly spoke in a touching manner of the virtues of the deceased and the way in which she bore her suffering and resigned herself to the will of God.

Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., abt. May 15, 1905 
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 20, 2011

GOODRICH, Andrew

Mt Savage, Md - Funeral of Andrew Goodrich
The funeral of Andrew Goodrich, who was found dead in his home on Weber St, Cumberland, Wednesday afternoon, was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the home of his son, A. L. Goodrich, here.  Rev Charles E Crusoe, rector of St George's Episcopal Church officiated.  Interment was in the church cemetery at Mt Savage.  Jennings Run Council, Junior Order of United American Mechanics had charge.  Mr Goodrich had been a resident of Mt Savage for 40 years.  His daughter, Miss Mary Goodrich, stated yesterday that her father had been dead only about 12 hours before he was found.  He was overcome by gas fumes.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 11, 1919 - pg 2/3, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 11, 2014

Stanley L. Goodrich

GOODRICH, Stanley L.

CUMBERLAND— Stanley L. Goodrich, 84, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center. Born July 24, 1928, in Gloucester, N.J., Mr. Goodrich was the son of the late Joseph Stanley Goodrich and Malinda (Cross) Goodrich. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ann (Murray) Goodrich. A United States Army veteran of the Korean Era, Stan retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation of America Trucking Division and was also employed by Collins GMC where he was the Service Manager. He was an active member of the Living Word Lutheran Church where he was a member of the church choir. Stan was also a member of the City of Cumberland Planning and Zoning Appeals Board, and a former member of the Cumberland Elks. He enjoyed doing wood work and playing cards with friends. Stan is survived by his wife of 32 years, Helen L. Goodrich; his son, Stanley L. Goodrich Jr. and wife Laura, of Frederick; his stepson, Ronald E. Isner, of Ridgeley, W.Va.; his sister, Joy Weaver and husband Charles “Bill,” of Cumberland; his  grandchildren, Stephan Goodrich and wife Victoria and Joshua Goodrich, all of Frederick, Kelly Oaks and husband Rick, of Lakewood, W.Va.; his great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Daniel Oaks and Seslie, Caleb, and Noah Goodrich; a special canine friend, Milton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Dill officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Stan’s name to the Living Word Lutheran Church Building Fund, Post Office Box 1825, Cumberland, MD 21501-1825.
The Cumberland Times-News; Wednesday June 19, 2013
(Courtesy of Carol Vivier)
Posted June 21, 2013

 

GOODWIN, Emily

HARDY COUNTY NEWS - Miss Emily Goodwin, near Elkins, died Dec 13th of Typhoid fever. She was 64 years old. This is the second of one of the Goodwin family to die of fever in the last 2 weeks. Interment was made Sunday in the old Stone House cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, December 20, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 10, 2010


 

GOODRICH, John

John Goodrich, nine-year-old son of Andrew Goodrich, 17 Weber street, died yesterday following a brief illness. Besides his father, one sister and one brother also survive. Burial will be at Mt. Savage Wednesday afternoon.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 1, 1920
 

  GOODRICH, Leroy

Mr. Leroy "Rock" Goodrich, former engineer for the Cumberland & Pennsylvania RR, died last night at his home in Ocean, aged 91 years.  He first was employed by the B & O R.R. operating a "GrassHopper" engine and then was an engineer for the Cumberland & Pennsylvania R.R. until 6 weeks ago, when he was taken ill.  The burial is tomorrow.
28 Nov 1887

Excerpts from a journal by Rev. Frank Gibson Porter,  written in Lonaconing, MD

"November 7, 1887 At one received word to visit a sick man at Ocean (4 miles) and as Father was going that way I went with him.  Mr. Goodrich, sick man, is an old engineer (67 years) [Note: later writes 74], and he said that I was the first preacher that had been in his house for twenty-five years.  After supper, Bros. Essau and Morgan and John Foote went with me to Mr. Tom Dick.
November 26-28, 1887  Mr. Goodrich is Dead and I bury him on Tuesday."
(Courtesy of Carol Vivier)
 


GOODWIN,Grace E.

Grace E. Goodwin, 90, of Meyersdale, died May 19, 1989 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born Nov. 25, 1898 in Hyndman, a daughter of the late Elwood and Hattie (Burkett) Shaffer. Also preceded in death by husband, G. Robert Goodwin. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Bradfield, Cumberland; and a son, G. Robert of Frostburg, Md. Also three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Member of the United Methodist Church, Meyersdale, where she sang in the choir for many years. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Pastor Ray Gnagey officiating. Interment, Hyndman Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, May 20, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 15, 2010

 

 

 

 

Abram B. Gordon

GORDAN, Abram B.

Frostburg - Abram Bennett Gordon, 69, brickyard worker at Mt. Savage, died yesterday in Miners Hospital here  He was a native of Borden Mines and was born March 8, 1882, a son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Bennett) Gordon. He was married twice, first to the former Miss Cecelia Hoskin, and later to the former Miss Mildred Morton, whom he married December 9, 1950. Besides his second wife he is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Joseph Dickel, Frostburg, Mrs. Orville Steel, Eckhart, Mrs. James Rankin, Borden Mines, Mrs. Albert Swauger and Mrs. Mary Cook, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Leo Bridges, Barrelville; five sons, William and Charles Gordon, both of Mt. Savage, John and George Gordon, both of Frostburg, and T-Sgt.Earl Gordon, Aberdeen; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Miller, Frostburg; two brothers, James Gordon, Borden Mines, and Robert Gordon, Frostburg, 47 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2;30 p.m. at the home of Joseph Dickel, 139 Bowery Street.  Rev. Harold R. Stoudt, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of which Mr. Gordon was a member, will officiate.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
January 28, 1952, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 

GORDON, Mrs. Betsy Ross Morgan

Mrs. Betsy Ross Gordon, 42, wife of Quinton Gordon, Rawlings, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Authorities said Mrs. Gordon died of a self-inflicted gun wound of the head. Born at Zihlman, she was a daughter of Mrs. Nannie B. (Scott) Morgan, Baltimore, and the late Thomas R. Morgan. She was a member of Danville Methodist Church, the ministerial board of the church and McKinley Chapter 12, Order of the Eastern Star. Also surviving besides her mother and husband, are two sons, Thomas Q. Gordon, with the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and James D. Gordon, at home; five brothers, David L. Morgan, Mt. Savage; Russell C. Morgan, Corriganville; John and Ronald E. Morgan, both of Baltimore, and Thomas S. Morgan, Camp Lejeune, N. C., and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy L. Gadke, Baltimore. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, March 27, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2011

 

GORDON, Mrs. Cecelia Hosken

Frostburg, April 22 – Mrs. Cecelia (Hosken) Gordon, 57, wife of Abram B. Gordon, died this afternoon at her home, 36 McCulloh street, after an illness of one week. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Charles Swager, Stringtown, Pa.; Mrs. James Rankin, Borden Mines; Mrs. Clarence Housel, Mrs. Jesse Cook, and William W. Gordon, Mount Savage; Mrs. Joseph Dickel, Mrs. Orville Steele, Charles, John, George, Earl and Olive Gordon, all of Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. George J. Sires, Frostburg; Mrs. Frederick C. Smith, Berlin, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Stieringer, Corinth, W.Va.; a half brother, Jacob Crosby, Cumberland, and 26 grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 23, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 16, 2017

GORDON, Charles

A MILITARY FUNERAL ~ Bugler Charles Gordon Buried in Cumberland - A Great Procession To The Grave.
[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]
Cumberland, MD., June 28. - Bugler Charles Gordon, Company C, First Regiment, who died at Fort Monroe, was buried with miitary honors in the soldiers' lot in Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, this afternoon. Capt. Charles T. Lowndes accompanied by Corporal Fred Summers and Bugler Gust Kachell, who was detailed from the Fourth Regiment, arrived at 3:20 in the afternoon. A squad was at the train to escort the captain to the dead bugler's home, arriving there while the services were in progress. A detachment of the guard of honor was already there under Corporal Doerner. The body rested in a handsome casket, toward which and other funeral expenses Company C and officer had contributed $75. The dead soldier was dressed in The Maryland State uniform. Rev. Asbury R. Reiley[Relly??], pastor of Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted the services. Upon his arrival with Captain Lowndes, Bugler Kachell sounded the assembly call. The funeral procession was headed by the old Second Battalion Drum Corps, uniformed, ten pieces, the members having offered their services. Charles Rizer was leader. The color bearer was next. Over sixty members of Potomac Lodge, No. 3, Amalgamated Associated of Iron and Steel Workers, to which Gordon belonged, wearing badges, followed, two abreast. The squad of ten soldiers, headed by Captain Lowndes and Honor Corporal Doerner, followed, five of the men bearing shouldered arms. The hearse came next, and then friends and relatives in carriages. The procession was most impressive. Governor Lowndes reviewed it from the steps of the Second National Bank. Both sides of the street and many windows were lined with people. The drum corps played various dead marches. The cemetery was crowded with people. Rev. Mr. Reiley conducted a brief service at the grave, which was then filled up and a volley of three guns fired over it. The bugle was again sounded most impressively, and the first soldier from Allegany in the present war was at rest. Private John Smith was overcome by the heat at the grave, but soon revived. The coffin was covered with flowers. The following members of Potomac Lodge acted as pallbearers: George Tunton, L. Hahne, H. Hite, John Comp, H. Colbert and Andrew Spear.
The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD.; Jun. 29, 1898, Page 9
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 5, 2015

GORDON, Clifford

Mr Clifford Gordon, a well known B&O railroad brakeman, was instantly killed at about 1:30 o'clock Thurs morning while shifting cars at the "hump" in Evitts Creek yards. Just how the accident happened could not be learned, but he was riding a car and is supposed to have fallen off or in some manner been thrown off the car and run over. Mr Gordon was about 32 years old, and leaves a wife and family. He resided at the corner of Fulton and Decatur Streets, and several months ago he was filling the position temporarily of night station master at the Queen City Depot.
Keyser Tribune, August 30, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

GORDON, James

Polish Mt, Md - April 3, 1906
Mr. James Gordon, a highly respected citizen of this vicinity, died at his home Sunday, March 25th. Death was due to heart failure. Interment was made in Mr. M. Twigg’s family grave yard.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 12, 1906 - pg 5, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 1, 2015

GORDON, (child) Miss Leona

Miss Leona Gordon, aged 14 years, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her parents., Mr. and Mrs. Abram Gordon, Hill street. Her death was due to heart trouble. She had diphtheria several weeks ago, and her heart was affected as a result of that illness. Aside from her parents, sisters and brothers numbering seven are bereaved. Seven children in the Gordon household have had diphtheria during the past month.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1916
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 27, 2017

GORDAN, Mrs. Mary B. Lease

Mrs. Mary B. Gordon, 75, of Rawlings, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted February 16. She had been in failing health the past year. A native of Rawlings, she was a daughter of the late William W. and Margaret (McKenzie) Lease, and the widow of Benjamin H. Gordon. She was a member of Rawlings Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Marie Gordon, Rawlings; two sons, Benjamin H. Gordon, Jr., Rawlings, and Ira M. Gordon, Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; a brother W. Kenneth Lease, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Elsie E. Haan, Triple Lakes; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. A service will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home by Rev. Carl L. Whitten, pastor of the Rawlings Methodist Church. Burial will be in Biertown Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 1, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 18, 2012


GORDON, Mrs. Mary J. Burley
 
Mrs. Mary J. Gordon, 74, wife of Charles Gordon, Hyndman, Pa., died last night after an illness of two weeks. Surviving, besides her husband, are a brother, Perry Burley, and two sisters, Mrs. Alda Bell, Uniontown, Pa., and Mrs. George Evans, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 18, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 8, 2012

Name: Nancy Lee Gordon, 78, LaVale, MD 
Parents: Eugene and Nettie (Morgan) Layman 
DOB: December 31, 1925, in Frostburg, MD 
DOD: Saturday, September 25, 2004, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, MD 
Spouse: John Gordon, who died in August 2001 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; 11 brothers and sisters 
Survived by: sons, John Francis Gordon, Jr., and wife Ruth, LaVale, MD; Paul Eugene Gordon and wife Debbie, Cumberland, MD; Charles Frederick Gordon, IN; daughters, Linda Lee O'Connor and husband Brian, Ridgeley, WV; Karen Sue Beitzel and husband Dale, Germantown, MD 
Burial: September 28, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014
 

 

Name: Paul R. Gordon, 48, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: Rosalie (Sterling) Pahel, Champion, PA, and Paul Gordon and wife Deen, NM 
DOB: December 4, 1955, in Keyser, WV 
DOD: Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD 
Spouse: Sandra (Moran) Gordon 
Predeceased by: grandparents, Wilbert and Hester Gordon; stepfather, Leroy Pahel 
Survived by: wife; son, Billy Gordon and wife Priscilla; stepsons, Ryan and James, Frostburg, MD; brother, Greg Gordon and wife Cecelia, OK; sister, Lori Comes, Champion, PA; grandparents, Raymond and Edith Sterling, Keyser, WV 
Burial: July 5, 2004, Danville Cemetery 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014


 

GORDON, Robert F.
 
Frostburg - Robert F. Gordon, 86, died yesterday at the home of a niece, Mrs. John Bucklew, 4 Standish Street with whom he resided. Born in Borden, he was the son of the late William T. and Barbara (Bennett) Gordon. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie (Rankin) Gordon, Miami, Fla.; one son, Frederick Gordon, Miami. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; 2 November 1971
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012

GORDON, Mrs. Sarah Lemen

Sept 15
Mrs. Sarah Gordon, wife of Mr. W. D. Gordon, a real estate man of this city, died at ?...mother, Mrs. Eliza Lemen at Hedgesville yesterday. She was a daughter of the late Dr. Lemen of Hedgesville.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER, MINERAL COUNTY W VA., FRIDAY SEPT 20, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

GORDON, William W.

NEWTOWN — William W. Gordon, 83, of 15214 Mount Savage Road, N.W., died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at his residence. Born April 28, 1913, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Abram and Cecelia (Hosken) Gordon. He also was preceded in death by one son-in-law, John F. Reith Jr. Mr. Gordon was retired from the Leo Ford Well Drilling Co. and formerly worked at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. and the Mount Savage Refractories. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian. He was a former member of Mount Savage Volunteer Fire Department; Old Rail Post 6025 VFW; Mount Savage Lions Club; Barrelville Outdoor Club; and the Loyal Order of Moose 348, Frostburg. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Jessie (Furry) Gordon; six daughters, Shirley M. Reith, Ellerslie, Wilda J. Shimer and husband Thomas, LaVale, Hazel L. Foster and husband Allen, Gaithersburg, Lela Lavin and husband Joe, Frostburg, Bonita S. Skidmore and husband Harvey Jr., Midlothian, and Deborah J. Gordon, at home; two sons,William Franklin Gordon and wife Lois, Bedford Road, and Mark David Gordon and wife Cheryl, Denton; two sisters, Mary Housel, Zihlman, and Olive Bridges, Hyndman, Pa.; one brother, John Gordon, LaVale; one sister-in-law, Fannie L. Nelson, Selma, Va.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Blair officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services. Pallbearers will be Allen Foster Jr., Allen Foster Sr., Thomas Shimer, William Gordon Jr., David Reith and Kevin Durst. Should friends desire, memorials may take the form of contributions to family.
The Cumberland Times-News, November 2, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 27, 2017

GORMAN, John
 
SUDDEN END OF WELL KNOWN HOTEL KEEPER AND OLD BOATMAN
A Resident of Cumberland Since the War--One of the Most Popular Men of the Old Days of the Canal
After an illness of little more than twenty-four hours, Mr. John Gorman, proprietor of the West Virginia House, on North Mechanic street, died at his residence about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, as briefly mentioned in the Times of that issue.  On Sunday Mr. Gorman ate heartily of roasting ears, from which he suffered a severe attack of cramps resulting in death as stated above.  Mr. Gorman was born in Ireland, and came to this country when a mere boy, landing in New York, and shortly afterwards coming to Cumberland.  He was among the most energetic and successful boatmen during the prosperous days of the canal, and was universally liked, being a man of most kindly instincts and generous impulses, and his sudden end came as a shock to a large circle of friends.  During the last three years he suffered severe domestic afflictions, losing his wife and two daughters, Annie and Leota, by death.  The surviving children are Mrs. Gibson Kight, South Cumberland; Mrs. P. H. Long, Misses Sadie and Hilda Gorman, and John and Arthur Gorman.  Outside of his immediate family, Mr. Gorman had no relatives in this country.  He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, August 30, 1905
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 8, 2013


 

GORMLEY, Leon J.

Leon J. Gormley memorial services will be held Friday, March 7, at West Home Funeral Chapel. Mr. Gormley, 90, of Leavenworth, formerly of Seattle, died Sunday morning, March 2, in Leavenworth. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Kenneth and Patricia Kirschner, of Leavenworth; daughters, Kathleen Dieters of Red Bluff, Calif., and Judith Kirschner of Sacamento, Calif.; sister, Ione Lillie of Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial Service of Commemoration will be held at 12:30 Saturday afternoon, March 8, 1997, in the Aurora Nazarene Church with Pastor Theron Daniels officiating. Ward's Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of arrangements.
[d.o.d. March 2, 1997; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 18, 2017

GORSUCH, Mrs. LaVerne Brode
 
Mrs. LaVerne Gorsuch, 34, wife of Ralph E. Gorsuch, Weston, W. Va., died yesterday morning at Weston Hospital. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Brode, Park Heights; and the following brothers and sisters: George W. Brode, Walkersville, Canada; Mrs. Joseph T. Laird, Red Bank, N. J.; Francis E. Brode, Mrs. Charles Doerner, Mrs. John W. Fogle, and Miss Elva Brode, this city. The body arrived here today. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the home of  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brode, Park Heights. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2012

GOUGH, Mrs. Catherine Kelly

Friday - Death of Mrs Gough
The many friends of this place were very much grieved to learn of the death of Mrs Michael Gough at her home in Midland from a lingering spell of throat trouble on Wednesday morning.  The deceased was about 41 years of age and is survived by her husband, five sons and two daughters: Messrs John, Joseph, Eugene, William and Michael and Misses Mary and Margaret, all of Midland.  The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 p.m. from the residence at Midland; interment being in the cemetery at Lonaconing.  Many friends from here attended the funeral to pay their last respects to the deceased.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, October 13, 1904 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 1, 2015

   

Howard Gould
Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls

GOULD, Howard

Howard Gould, 44, of Smyrna, Georgia, died July 21 in an automobile accident in Alabama. A Frostburg native, he was a son of Stanley and Helen (Miller) Gould, formerly of Frostburg, and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Miller, Frostburg. Besides his parents, survivors include his widow, Dorothy (Watson) Gould and three sons, Stanley, Scott and Glenn, all at home; and two brothers, Dr. Mark Gould, Smyrna, Ga., and Keith Gould, Andover, Mass. Services were held July 24 in Smyrna, Ga.
Cumberland Evening Times; Friday, July 31, 1970
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
transcribed by Genie
Posted December 17, 2010

 

GOULD, Rev. Stanley A.

FROSTBURG - Rev. Stanley A. Gould, 71, of 3304 Creek Valley Road, Smyrna, Ga., died there last Monday. He has been ill five years. He was formerly a pastor of First Congregational Church, Frostburg, and had also been a pastor in Millinocket, Maine, where he was also a member of a Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his widow, Helen (Miller) Gould, formerly of Frostburg; two sons, Dr. Mark A. Gould, Atlanta, Ga., and Keith A. Gould, Andover, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Smith, Binghamton. N.Y., and Mrs. Esther Helmer, Endicott, N.Y.; one brother, Carroll B. Gould, Nebraska; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were conducted in Smyrna with interment in Kennesaw Memorial Park here.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, March 21, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012


GOWER, Bailey
LOWERY, William

Undertakers F. C. Rollman and Wm. H. Kight were called to Blaine early last Thursday morning to take charge of the bodies of two men killed by the fall of an immense stone in the Smith and Hamill mine.  William Lowery aged 58 years, 5 months and 21 days, was buried at Cook’s Mills, Pa.  He leaves two sons and two daughters.  Mr. Gower was a young man, just recently married.  We did not learn particulars.
Keyser Tribune, June 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

GOWER, Bailey

RIDGELEY - Wilbur Gower left this morning to attend the funeral of his brother at Blaine, W.Va.  Bailey Gower, aged 23 years, was killed Wednesday in the mines at that place. He was working in one of the air courses when a heavy fall of slate ___and caught him. The fall was so heavy that it took a large force of men several hours to recover his body. A sad feature in connection with his death was that he had been married only three weeks, his bride being Miss Welch of Oakland, Md. He was well known in Ridgley, where he frequently visited.  June 22
Keyser Tribune, July 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

GOWER, Mrs. Eva Pauline Wagner

Mrs. Eva Pauline Gower, 67, RD 1, Green Spring, died Sunday at Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney. Born May 6, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. Wagner and Ella Louise (Spencer) Wagner. Surviving are her husband, Stanley M. Gower; three sons, Stanley H. J. Gower, Springfield; Bruce Irving Gower, Summerville; and Philip Nelson Gower, Wiley Ford; one daughter, Mrs. Dolores L. Sampson, Fort Ashby; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel H. Zimmerman, Cumberland, and Mrs. Elsie Allen, University Park, Md.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Springfield Assembly of God Church with the Rev. B. A. D'Angelo and the Rev. Rodney Mason officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Monday, July 12, 1982
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017


GOWER, Margaret Ann
 
Margaret Ann Gower passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012. Born Nov. 4, 1948, in Keyser, W.Va., she was a granddaughter of Leslie B. and Oral V. (Harvey) Sharpless and Warner and Lacy (Smith) Gower. She lived in Kitzmiller and then Baltimore. She was the loving mother of Craig E. Hohlbein and wife Pamela Hohlbein and Melissa A. Newhouse and husband Ernest Newhouse; very loving and devoted grandmother of Ashley Broyles, Connor Hohlbein, Maxwell Hohlbein, Lacy Newhouse, and Zachary Newhouse; loving sister of Rebecca Sheubrooks and husband Kent Sheubrooks; and dearest friend of Brenda Goodwin. She was also survived by two other siblings, many nieces and nephews, and two aunts. At her request, her remains were cremated.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Sept 13, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted October 27, 2012

GOWER, Stanley M.

FORT ASHBY, WV - Stanley M. Gower, 88, of Fort Ashby, left this world and went to be with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct. 6, 1913, in Ridgeley, he was the son of the late Hurley J. and Bessie B. (Baldwin) Gower. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva P. (Wagoner) Gower, and one sister, Nellie D. Malone. Mr. Gower was retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, where he had been an engineer with 34 years of service. He was a member of the Springfield Assembly of God Church and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Surviving are his daughter, Dolores L. Sampson and husband William M. Sampson Sr., Fort Ashby, with whom he resided; three sons, Stanley H.J. Gower and wife Janet, Springfield; Bruce I. Gower and wife June, Summersville; and Phillip N. Gower and wife Rita, Bunker Hill; one nephew, Jackson Malone, Fort Ashby; one niece, Patricia A. Ford, Corriganville, Md.; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Landis officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be William Cadwalder, Emory Landis, Charles Hott, Brandon Gower, Stanley Wm. Gower, and Gene I. Gower.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Friday, February 22, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017

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