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MENGES, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis

Hyndman - Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Menges brought the remains of their six-weeks old child here from Garrett, Pa., where it died on Tuesday. The body was taken to the home of Thos. Harden, father of Mrs. Menges, where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. F. Kerlin, pastor of the Reformed church. The remains were laid to rest in the Hyndman cemetery.
February 20, 1908, The Evening Times, Cumberland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 

MENHORN, Mrs. Christina Horchler

Mrs. Christina Horchler Menhorn died at her home in Coal Run at 11 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, of cerebral hemorrhage. She was born in Garrett County, Maryland on February 12, 1867, daughter of Lewis and Sarah (Ringler) Horchler. After her marriage to Henry W. Menhorn, they built the home in Coal Run where she lived for 54 years. All her children but one, Elmer, were born there. She was aged 79 years, 4 months and 8 days at her death. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Elmer of Meyersdale and Norman and Perry at home; two daughters, Sarah, wife of Harvey Shumaker of Que Creek, and Mary, wife of E. E. Mason of Sipesville. A son and a daughter preceded her in death. She is also survived by a full sister, Mrs. Harvey Wahl of Falls City, Neb., and three half-sisters, Mrs. Charles Callis of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Carrie McFarland and Miss Fannie Horchler of Wyandotte, Mich., a full brother, Samuel M. Horchler, Route 1, Salisbury; two half-brothers, John and James Horchler, of Garrett County, Md.; 25 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul Reformed Church of which she was a member for many years, at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24th, Rev. George K. Ely, pastor, officiating. Interment in the church cemetery in charge of Mortician Stanley M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, June 27, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

MENHORN, Elmer G.

MEYERSDALE — Elmer G. Menhorn, 72, of Meyersdale, R.D. 4, died unexpectedly at his home. He leaves his widow, four daughters, including Mrs. Frances Trout of New Stanton, two sons, including Dalton of Armbrust, 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, February 19, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

 

MENHORN, Mrs. Iva H. Ohler

SALISBURY — Mrs. Iva H. Menhorn, 76, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Ursina, she was a daughter of the late James and Sally (Klink) Ohler. She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Klink and Carl Menhorn. She was a member of Community Mission Chapel, Meyersdale, Salisbury American Legion Auxiliary, Salisbury Fire Department Auxiliary and Somerset-Elk Lick Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Gianott, Latrobe, two sons, Sylvan Klink, here, and James Klink, Garrett, and a sister, Mrs. Olive Patton, Townville. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Herbert Knox will officiate and interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, February 23, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009

 

MERBAUGH, Pvt. John
 
The body of an Eckhart soldier who had served 28 months in Vietnam and was due to be discharged at Fort Bragg, N.C., later this month, was found Friday in a lake near Chapel Hill, N.C. Army authorities attributed the death of Pvt. John (Chuck) Merbaugh, 21, to accidental drowning. The young soldier had been reported missing from the Army post since December 20. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Merbaugh, Porter Road, Eckhart; were notified Friday by an Army chaplain of their son's death by accidental drowning. His body was recovered from Buffalo Lake, near Chapel Hills Friday. The parents later received a telegram from the Secretary of Defense concerning the death of their son. Pvt. Merbaugh graduated from Beall High School in 1967 and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation. While at Beall, he was active in sports and was a member of the baseball and football teams. Following training at Fort Jackson, S.C. and Fort Gordon, Ala., he served one tour of duty in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, before leaving for a second tour in Vietnam where he volunteered for a four month extension of tour. Pvt. Merbaugh returned to Fort Bragg in October. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, and Farrady Post 24, American Legion, in Frostburg. Besides his father, and his mother, the former Joan Hess, he is survived by a brother, Edward, and three sisters, Sharon, Melanie and Cindy Linn Merbaugh, all at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Merbaugh, National, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Hess, Eckhart. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home in Frostburg 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 Christian wake service will be held there tomorrow at 7 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Church Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by a squad from Fort Ritchie and the color guard will be members of Farrady Post 24. The body will be escorted by Sgt. Powell.
The Cumberland News, March 9, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2012
 

 

Aleen Youngerman Merican

MERICAN, Aleen Youngerman

FROSTBURG — Aleen Merican, 91, of Leonardtown, formerly of Frostburg, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown.  Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Milton Youngerman and Anna Belle (Winebrenner) Youngerman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Merican; one sister, Florance Stakin; three brothers, Milton Youngerman, Phillip Youngerman and Walter Youngerman.  Aleen was employed at the Pentagon, and a member of Mountain Chapter 15 of the Eastern Star, Frostburg Farrady Post 24 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Salem United Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Michael Merican and wife Denise, Leonardtown; one daughter, Marrianne Scott and husband Gary, LaVale; three grandchildren, John Robert Merican, Karen Merican and Aleen McLevie; one great-grandson, Grant McLevie; and one brother, Robert Youngerman, Florence, S.C. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home on Monday, April 18, 2011, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Jeffries officiating.  Mt. Chapter 15 will hold a memorial service on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to Salem United Church of Christ, 78 Broadway, Frostburg, MD 21532.
Condolences may be sent to
www.sowersfuneralhome.com
The Cumberland Times-News Saturday April 16, 2011, 10:57 PM EDT
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

 

MERKEL, Mrs. Hulda Richardson

Hyndman - Mrs. Hulda R. Merkel, 60, died yesterday at the home of her son, Darris Merkel. Born at Fairhope, she was the daughter of the late William and Flora (Tipton) Richardson. She was a lifelong resident of this section. Survivors include six other sons, Victor Merkel and Harry Merkel, both of Cumberland; Dewey Merkel, Brush Valley; Lee Merkel, Fairhope; and Donald and John Merkel, both at home; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Nair, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Betty Huffman, Mrs. Jean Dietz and Mrs. Alma Custer, all of Hyndman, and Shirley Merkel, at home, and a half-brother, C. William H. Baer, Cumberland. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday by Rev. C. W. Evans. Interment will be in Comps Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 18, 2010

MERRBACH, Mrs. Catherine Schramm

Frostburg ~ An Esteemed Lady
The funeral of Mrs Godfrey Merrbach who died at the family home, No 59 Mt Pleasant St, this place, Saturday evening, aged 87 years, took place yesterday afternoon at Zion Evangelical Church, Rev P G Saffron, pastor, officiating.  Mrs
Merrbach, a native of Germany, had lived in Frostburg 32 years and enjoyed the esteem of a large number of neighbors and friends and those who have lost a loving mother in her death comprise four daughters and five sons - Mrs Charles Brode of Sharon, Pa; Mrs Charles Vogtman of Meyersdale, Pa; Mrs John Livengood of Salisbury, Pa; Mrs John Phillips of this place; Henry of Grantsville this state; Gottleib of Lonaconing; John G and Theodore of this place.  Interment in German Lutheran cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 21, 1914 - pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 11, 2014



MERRBACH, Emory
 
FROSTBURG, April 3,—Services for Emory Merrbach, 66, who died yesterday morning in Miners' Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks, will be held tomorrow at 3 p. m. in the Durst Funeral Home by Rev. Walter D. Mehrling, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mr. Merrbach was a native of Frostburg and a son of Mrs. John G. Merrbach, 199 East Main Street.  His father preceded him to death. A painter by trade, he was recently employed at the Duchess Grill, East Main Street.  Besides his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Albert, Clayton and Carl Merrbach, Frostburg, and four children, John, Bernard, Emory and Harry Merrbach, Zihlman.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 3, 1947 - pg 23, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 31, 2013

 

MERRBACH, Ernest Godfrey

Ernest Godfrey Merrbach, 70, a native of Barton, died Saturday at his home in Elk Lick Township, Pa. Born on March 17, 1888, he was a son of the late John H. and Annie (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Pa., where a funeral service will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a. m. Rev. George K. Bowersox Jr. will officiate and interment will be in the Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. The body is at the residence. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel (Weimer) Merrbach; a son, Norman S. Merrbach, Houston, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Knopsnyder, Meyersdale RD; Mrs. Leota (unreadable) of Salisbury; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers, Godfrey Merrbach of Salisbury; Christopher, Otto, Charles, Theodore and Francis, all of Garrett County; six sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown and Mrs. Carrie McKenzie, both of Salisbury; Mrs. Lydia Butler, Salisbury RD; Mrs. Elmira Metzger, Cumberland RD; Mrs. Amelia Valentine, Stoystown, Pa.; and Mrs. Emma Winebrenner, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MERRBACH, Ferne Emma

Grantsville, April 27 - Ferne Emma Merrbach, four-month-old daughter of Theodore W. and Beulah Blanche (Butler) Merrbach, five miles northeast of Grantsville, died yesterday. There are four other children. Funeral services were conducted this morning by Rev. Samuel D. Sigler, Lutheran minister.
The Cumberland News, April 28, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009
 

MERRBACH, George O.

SALISBURY, Pa. - George 0. Merrbach, 70, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Born at Frostburg, he was a son of the late John and Annie (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are four brothers, Godfrey, Henry, Theodore and S. Francis Merrbach, all of Salisbury, and four sisters, Mrs. Caroline McKenzie and Mrs. Lydia Butler, both of Salisbury; Mrs. Emmie Winebrenner, Frostburg, and Mrs. Almira Metzer, LaVale, Md. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. David Fetter and burial will be in Merrbach Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, October 7, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

 

MERRBACH, Godfrey

Mr. Godfrey Merrbach was found dead in bed at noon Thursday, having apparently slept away. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age, having been born at Freidrick Road, Saxgotha, Germany, in the year 1836. The family removed to America about the year 1855, where they have resided ever since. The deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Messrs. John G., Godleib, Henry, Theodore, and William; Mesdames Charles Brode, John Livengood, Charles Vogtman, and John Phillips, all of Frostburg. There are about 40 grandchildren. He was a member of the Improved Order of Odd Fellows of Barton and the G. A. R., which will attend his funeral. He was a devoted and consistent member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, from which the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the German Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Merrbach was a good citizen in every respect.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, September 6, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MERRBACH, Godfrey H.

SALISBURY, Pa. — Godfrey H. Merrbach, 76, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Elklick Township, he was a son of the late Henry and Anna (Bowers) Merrbach. Mr. Merrbach was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mary A. (Deitle) Merrbach, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Knecht, Salisbury, and Mrs. Evelyn Streng, Pittsburgh; two brothers, Charles and William Merrbach, both of RD, Salisbury; five sisters, Mrs. Carrie McKenzie and Mrs. Lydia Bulter, both of here; Mrs. Amelia Valentine, Stroystown; Mrs. Elmira Metzner, LaVale, and Mrs. Emma Winebrenner, Frostburg; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. David E. Fetter. Burial will be in Greenville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 15, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MERRBACH, John Henry

John Henry Merrbach, 79, died at his home near Grantsville, Md. He was the father of 17 children, 14 of whom survive, among them being Mrs. Oscar Valentine of near Hooversville, Ernest of Meyersdale, and Godfrey, Philip, Mrs. Lloyd Butler, Mrs. Harvey Brown, and Mrs. Angus McKenzie of Salisbury. There are also 49 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister, Mrs. Annie Goucheman, of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 12, 1940

[also found the following, but with no date of publication:
Grantsville, Md., April 13 — John Henry Merrbach, 79, farmer, died Wednesday morning at his home seven miles north east of Grantsville. Born at Lonaconing, he was a son of the late John H. Godfrey and Catherine S. (Schramm) Merrbach, natives of Germany. About fifty years ago he married Miss Anna Bowers, of Frostburg, who survives with 14 of their 17 children. There are 49 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.]

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

MERRBACH, Mrs. Susan Alexander
 
FROSTBURG—Mrs. Susan (Alexander) Merrbach, 79, widow of John G. Merrbach, died about noon yesterday at her home, 199 East Main Street. She had been an invalid the past two years.A native of Cresaptown, Mrs. Merrbach was a member of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. Her husband died October 26, 1943.  Surviving are three sons, Albert F Merrbach, Frostburg and Carl F and John C Merrbach, at home and six grandchildren.  Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the residence by Rev Walter D. Merhling, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  Interment will take place in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 16, 1948 - pg 2, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 31, 2013

MERBAUGH, Mrs. Joan Helen Hess

ECKHART — Joan Helen Merbaugh, 84, of Eckhart, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her home. Born Nov. 3, 1926, in Eckhart Mines, Joan was the daughter of the late John Hess and Carrie (Miksell) Hess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Merbaugh; a son, John Charles Merbaugh and two sisters, Betty McHugh and Dorothy McHugh. Mrs. Merbaugh was the owner and operator of Joan’s Tavern in Eckhart. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, a life member of Farrady Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary, a Gold Star Mother and a member of the Frostburg Moose and Eagles. Joan is survived by four children, Sharon Lancaster and husband John, of Shaft, Edward W. Merbaugh and wife Anna Jean, of Eckhart, Melanie Merbaugh and special friend, Robert “Red” Whetstone, of Frostburg, and Cindy L. Winner, of Frostburg; grandchildren, Jeremy Merbaugh, Christopher Lancaster, Ricky Merbaugh, Todd Merbaugh, Zachary Winner, Bradley Winner, Ashley Winner, Tyler Merbaugh and Trent Merbaugh, and a great-granddaughter, Kylie Jean Lancaster. Also surviving are four nieces, Bonnie Duncan, Penny Ryan, Cathy Hartsock and Lisa Garland and two nephews, Roger Elliott and Marty Elliott. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Michaels Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 28, at noon with Msgr. James Hannon as celebrant. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at durstfuneralhome.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - January 26, 2011
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted May 14, 2016

MERRILL, Mrs. Eileen Otto
 
Eileen Otto Merrill died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Q. Merrill; and one son, Gary T. Merrill.  She is survived by three sons, Kenneth D., Dennis O., and Keith R. Merrill; three sisters, Grace Shunk, Betty Jo Swauger, and Burnice Kenny; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Trinity United Church of Christ, Grantsville.
[date of birth was December 9, 1917; place of death was Baltimore, MD]
abt. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted December 21, 2013 

MERRILL, Mrs. Laura Ellen DeWitt

OAKLAND- Mrs. Laura Ellen Merrill, 84, of RD 1, Gormania, died yesterday at Garrett Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient 22 days. Born in Sang Run, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Hawk) DeWitt. Her husband, Stewart A. Merrill, died in September 1965.  She is survived by two sons, Arlie Friend, Mt. Lake Park, and James H. Fries, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Moreland, with whom she resided; Mrs. James Nicholas, Fairmont, WV, and Mrs. Dorothy Sanders, Clarksburg; 25 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Gail Hixson. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
 
Cumberland Evening Times - March 23, 1966
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)

 

MERRILL, Mrs. Lillian Florence Chaney

Grantsville, Nov. 23 — Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Florence Chaney Merrill, 70, widow of the late John Merrill, who died at her Merrill, Md., home, November 16, were held Monday afternoon at the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. B. Scrogum, of Cumberland, officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Merrill was born October 23, 1875, and married John Merrill in 1898. She is survived by three sons, Glen, Bernard and Delwood, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Denning, Stoyestown, Pa.; Mrs. Laura Gilson, Frostburg, and a brother, Hudson Chaney, Westernport.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 23, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


MERRILL, Pansy Elizabeth Wilson

GRANTSVILLE — Pansy Elizabeth (Wilson) Merrill, 94, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born Nov. 20, 1919, in Garrett Co., she was the daughter of the late Calvin James and Anna May (Crowe) Wilson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, who died, June 14, 1993, Delwood Elias Merrill, whom she married June 12, 1936. Mrs. Merrill was a homemaker and a member of Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her son, Darrell D. Merrill and wife, Sharon, Columbia, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. Services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Whitacre and the Rev. David McKinney officiating. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.

(I had husband listed as James Calvin Wilson)
Cumberland Times-News, November 14, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 22, 2014)

MERRILL, Thomas Q.
 
GRANTSVILLE - Thomas Q. Merrill, 65, of Baltimore, formerly of New Germany, died yesterday at Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore. Born at Pocomoke City, he was a son of Lennel and India (Merrill) Merrill. Mr. Merrill was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, New Germany. Surviving are his widow, Eileen (Otto) Merrill; four sons, Kenneth, Gary, Dennis and Keith Merrill, all of Baltimore; a brother, Russell Merrill, Pocomoke City, and a grandchild. The body will be returned to the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ by Rev. Ernest Rumbaugh. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service. The family requests that contributions be made to the memorial fund of Trinity United Church of Christ.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted July 5, 2014

MERRIMAN, Mrs. Maria Anthony
 
Mrs. Maria Merriman, 62, wife of Samuel Merriman, Wilmerding, Pa., died at her home at 7:30 p.m. Friday (3rd). Mrs. Merriman had been in ill health for some time. She was the daughter of the late John and Maria Anthony, Carlos, Md. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Hubert, Samuel, Milton, and Harold, and one daughter, Mrs. Jane Ambrose, New York. She also leaves four sisters: Mrs. Sarah Bowen, Wilmerding, formerly of Midland; Mrs. Diana Lewis, Wilmerding, formerly of Frostburg; Mrs. Mattie Winner, Turtle Creek, formerly of Midland; and Mrs. Stella Boettner, Cumberland. Interment will be in the Restland Cemetery, Turtle Creek, Pa.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 5, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012
 

MERRIMAN, Samuel J.

Samuel J. Merriman, 82, who resided at the Gunter Hotel in Frostburg, died Friday night at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient 46 days. His parents were the late William and Jane (Humphrey) Merriman. The body was taken to the Jobe Funeral Home, Turtle Creek, Pa., yesterday.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 25, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MERRITT, Ottis

Last rites for Ottis Merritt, 46, who died of a heart attack Sunday morning at his home, 908 Lynn street, will be a 2 o'clock this afternoon at Pullman, W. Va., in charge of the Rev. W. E. Keenan of the Methodist church.  Burial will be at Pullman.
Parkersbrug News, December 31, 1940
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

 

MERRITT, Mrs. Ruth E.

Mrs. Ruth E. Merritt, 38, wife of Arthur L. Merritt, 632 Fairmont Avenue, died this morning at Sacred Heart Hospital where she was admitted last night.  Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of William T. Mitchell, this city, and the late Mrs. Evelyn (Luteman) Mitchell.  Mrs. Merritt was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Mothers Club of the parish and the LaSalle Mothers Club.  Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Arthur L. Merritt Jr., and three daughters, Misses Carol L., Pamela L. and Rene L. Merritt, all at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Florine Settle, of Japan, and Mrs. Billie J. Griffin, this city. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, March 10, 1960
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 21, 2015

MERRYMAN, Robert Earl

Merryman, Robert Earl,--Aged 67, Farmington, R.D.1, died in his home, Sunday, June 2, 1963 at 5 a.m. He was a son of the late Frederick and Anna Belle Van Bremaen Merryman. He was a member of the Christ Methodist Church. He operated a garage in Farmington for nineteen years. He is survived by thee children, Howard V. Somerset; John W., Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Eugene (Marie) Thomas, Farmington; Mrs. Walter (Esther) Ravenscraft, Star Route; Mrs. Harry (Annabelle) Burd, Farmington; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Harry, Farmington; Russell, Lemont Furnace; one sister Ina Mae Mysako, Nevada. He was predeceased by his wife in August 1937. Friends will be received this evening from 7 to 10 in the Edward E. Minerd Funeral Home, 196 W. Main St., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 and in the Sansom Chapel Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. the hour of service. Rev. Nelson Show will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
d.o.d. Sunday, 2 June 1963; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #97715496
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 22, 2017

MERSING, C. Dwaine, SR.

C. Dwaine Mersing Sr., 80, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood, W.Va. Born Feb. 2, 1931, in Borgman, W.Va., he was a son of the late Clyde and Dorothy Johnson Mersing. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at Colonial Building Supply in Bailey's Crossroads, Va., and then Strico Building Supply, Terra Alta. He retired from the Preston County Board of Education, where he was a school bus driver. He was an assistant coach for Terra Alta's Youth Football League and was a founding member of the Terra Alta Athletic Boosters. He served as a past president of Preston County School Service Personnel. He was also a member of VFW Post 578. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vonda Helmick Mersing; four sons, Clyde Mersing Jr., Terra Alta, Terry Mersing, Aurora, W.Va., and Randy Mersing and Gary Mersing, both of Terra Alta; one daughter, Kathy Mersing, Terra Alta; three brothers, Charles Mersing, Terra Alta, Donald Mersing, Woodbridge, Va., and Stanley Mersing, Crellin; four sisters, Nola Virginia Anderson, Clara Lockhart, and Kay Royce, all of Terra Alta, and Carolyn Gibson, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta. A service was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Donald J. Clark officiating. Interment followed in Terra Alta Cemetery, where full military honors were accorded by Preston County VFWs and the WVARNG Honor Guard.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Feb 2, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012

MERTENS, John Frederick
 
"John Frederick Mertens, 80, of RD 3, Bedford Road, died Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital.  He had been in failing health the past year.  Born in Cumberland, he was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company pipefitter and owner and operator of Mertens Plumbing and Heating Company, Bedford Road.  His parents were the late John H. and Mary (Morgan) Mertens.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Emma (Denisor) Mertens; seven sons, Paul L. Mertens, Marietta, Ga.; Robert P., Dr. Boyd E. and John E. Mertens, city; Elmer L. Mertens, Lancaster, Ohio; James L.Mertens, Columbus, Ohio, and Russell L. "Jack" Mertens, at home; daughter, Mrs. Austin Secoy, Lancaster, Ohio; one half brother, Albert H. Morgan Sr., LaVale; a half-sister, Mrs. Stella Whiting, Albuquerque, N. M.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills, LaVale, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Lawrence Frye officiating.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.  Pallbearers will be Emmett Dougherty, William R. King, Edgar F. Merritt, Ralph E. Ferguson, Frank J. Davis and Charles E. Dick."
Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland 21 Sep 1973
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 3, 2012

MERTENS, John H.
 
"Funeral of John H.  Mertens--The body of John H. Mertens, son of the late Frederick Mertens, a well known business man of this city in former years, arrived here at 12:15 o'clock by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Washington, where he died Saturday.  The body was taken directly to the Rose Hill cemetery, where interment was made in the family lot.  Mr. Mertens had been ill since last August. The pallbearers were Fred A. Eberly, Washington, D. C.; Henry W. Gruber, Frostburg; and Gene Troxel, James M. Conway, John A. Cupler and Charles P. Zimmerman.  Henry F. Mertens, a brother and Frederick Mertens, Jr., both of Washington, accompanied the body here."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 18 July 1933
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 3, 2012

 

MESSENGER, David T.

Farmer Found Dead From Cold, Exposure
Body of David T. Messenger Found Near Home in Vicinity of Rowlesburg, W. Va.
Rowlesburg, W. Va., March 30 – The body of David Thorrel Messenger, aged 23, was found near his farm home between Amblersburg and Rodemers Thursday morning.  He had been missing since Saturday when he started to Terra Alta. State and county officers were notified and State Trooper Lanham and Coroner H. Foster Hartman investigated and found that death was due to cold and exposure, and that he had died sometimes between 1 and 5 a. m. last Sunday morning. The deceased was the son of the late Edwin C. and Villa Messenger, and was born and lived all his life on the farm where he died.  His father died April 25, 1935, and after his death his mother went to Detroit, Mich. to live. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susan Witt Messenger and two children, Donald Lee and Noble Clarence; his mother, one brother, Stanley Messenger and four sisters, Madeline and Genevieve, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Witt, Wiley Ford; and Mrs. Velma Sayre, Rowlesburg.  A brother was killed in an automobile accident on April 17, 1931.  The deceased was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at Terra Alta.
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, MD 30 Mar 1940
(Courtesy of Merikay Mestad)
Posted July 22, 2010

 

MESSENGER, Mrs. Stephanie Ann Stouffer

HYNDMAN, Pa. - Stephanie Ann Messenger, 36, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at her home, surrounded in love by her family. Born Nov. 12, 1970, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Stephen L. and Alice D. (Kerr) Stouffer of Hyndman. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, J. Mason and Grace (Klink) Kerr. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 11 years, Mark L. Messenger, whom she married Oct. 21, 1995; sons, M.J. and Spencer Messenger, both at home; two brothers, Scott Stouffer and wife Shelly of Hyndman, Jeff Stouffer and wife Diane of Bridgewater, N.J.; paternal grandparents, Wilbert "Web" and Wilma "Granny" (Brotemarkle) Stouffer of Hyndman; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Sandy (Robertson) Messenger of Hyndman; three nieces; and four nephews. Stephanie was a 1988 graduate of Hyndman High School. She attended WVU for pre-pharmacy and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She had worked as a pharmacist at the Potomac Valley Pharmacy. Prior to that she worked for Rite Aid in Windber. She was a member of the Cooks Mills United Methodist Church. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the First United Methodist Church, First Avenue, Hyndman, on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker and the Rev. J.R. Virgin officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to WMHS Regional Cancer Center, 900 Seton Drive, Suite 102, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Cumberland Times-News, September 14, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010

 

MESSICK, Blanche

Little Blanche Messick the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Messick, who live several miles up the river, was so badly burned last Thursday morning that she died Saturday morning.  With two other children she was playing in a room where there was an open fire, and in some manner the clothing of the little girl caught from the fire, and she was soon badly burned, probably inhaling the flames.  The other children also received burns in trying to put out the fire, and Mr. Messick, who rushed to the child’s rescue, was badly burned about the hands, but he succeeded in putting out the flames.  Dr. Thomas was immediately summoned and did what he could for the little sufferer, but she was beyond help and died at the time stated. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev J L Luttrell.  Interment was at Ebenezer. 
Hampshire Review of 11th.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010

MESSICK, Clyde Oliver

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Clyde Oliver Messick, 78, of Fort Ashby, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient for four weeks. Born June 11, 1914 in Green Spring, W.Va., he was the son of the late Garrett T. Messick Sr. and Carrie (Taylor) Messick. Mr. Messick retired in 1976 as an extrusion operator at the Celanese Fibers Corporation. He had 46 years of service. He was a member and past deacon of Calvary Baptist Church, Cresaptown. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen (Saville) Messick; five sisters, Eva Ruppert, Live Oak, Fla.; Helen Poland, Marguerite Henderson, and Phyllis Messick, all of Romney, W.Va.; Jessie Dixon, Lorida, Fla.; a brother, Garrett T. Messick  Jr., Springfield, W.Va.; three nephews and four nieces. Friends will be received at the Fort Ashby Funeral Home on Wednesday. Services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by the Rev. Richard L. Seefried. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Baker, Ernest Light, John Hinkle, Ralph Brady, Herbert Judy, and Leon Hinkle. Honorary pallbearers will be John Armstrong, Russell Adams, and Guy Pase.

Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Wednesday, November 11, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2017

 

 

Charles Messman

MESSMAN, Charles

A Brakeman Killed. - Charles Messman, aged about eighteen years, a brakeman on the Pittsburg(sic) division of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, was killed yesterday morning by falling from a moving freight train as it was nearing Rockwood Station, Allegany county.  The young man was horribly mangled, and it is supposed that most of the train passed over his body. He was the son of Peter Messman, a well-known citizen of Cumberland who has been employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Company for a great many years in the bridge department. The remains were taken to that city in the afternoon for interment.
Cumberland Evening Times Feb 16, 1887
 



 

Charles Messman

MESSMAN, Charles

Charles Messman, nine years of age, was drowned while fishing in Wills Creek, Cumberland.
Cumberland Evening Times Sep 14 1903

 

MESSMAN, Mrs. Effie Viola Trost, nee Harden

Mrs. Effie Viola Messman, 69 of "J" Avenue, Potomac Park, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient one day. A native of Hyndman, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Edward and Sarah Elizabeth (Miller) Harden. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Survivors include a son, John Edward Trost, this city; four daughters, Mrs. William Hite, Mrs. Edwin Hartman, Mrs. Kathleen Goetz and Mrs. Cecil Bucklew, all of this city; two brothers, William H. Harden, LaVale, and Samuel Edward Harden, this city; two sisters, Mrs. William Shubert, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Oscar Wagner, this city; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a. m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church, and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 16, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso & Phyllis Rosley)
Posted February 26, 2011

 

MESSMAN, Joseph Alphonsus
 
The Sad Event Occurred in Washington City Yesterday
Mr. Joseph A. Messman, formerly of this city, died at his home in Washington, D. C., yesterday.  Mr. Messman was well known here, where he spent the earlier years of his life.  He was an expert watchmaker, and when quite young learned his trade with P. J. Smith, jeweler of this city.  Later he removed to Martinsburg, W. Va., where he was in business for himself for a number of years, finally going to Washington.  He had been in ill health for some time, but had been bedfast about six weeks, the cause of his death being a tumor on the neck.  Besides his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Gordon, of Martinsburg, Mr. Messman leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mr. W. C. Messman, the well known member of the firm of Walter-Powell & Sons Co.; Mr. George and Mrs. John Messman and Mrs. Chas. Schmutz and Mrs. J. W. Walsh, all of this city, and Mrs. Thomas Young, of Donora, Pa.
Cumberland Times; 29 February 1908.
~Genie
Posted June 16, 2012

 

MESSMAN, Michael Edward

Michael Edward Messman aged 9 years, son of Wyant C. Messman, jeweler for Walter Powel & Sons Co., died this morning at six o'clock at his home, 110 South Allegany street.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Church.
Tuesday, 27 January 1920; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted October 10, 2010

MESSMAN, Michael Edward

Funeral of Michael E. Messman.
The funeral of Michael Edward Messman, aged nine years, who died yesterday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wyant C. Messman, 110 South Allegany street, will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at SS. Peter and Pauls church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Wednesday, 28 January 1920; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted October 10, 2010

META, Mrs. Bessie Mae Welch

LONACONING — Bessie Mae (Welch) Metz, 83, a patient at Egle Nursing Home, Lonaconing, died Monday at the nursing home. Friends will be received at the Eichorn-McKenzie Funeral Home on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby, W.Va.

Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Wednesday, February 5, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2017

METHENY, Clarence King

Clarence King Metheny, 77, Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at his home. Born April 23, 1927, in Terra Alta, he was a son of the late Jesse S. Metheny, Sr. and Delphia N. (King) Metheny. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven K. Metheny; and three brothers, William L. Metheny, Frederick J. Metheny, and Clyde O. Metheny. He was a former employee of North American Rockwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Austria during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Amogene "Jean" Rohrbaugh Metheny; two daughters, Bonnie J. Szpak, Ravenna, and Rita F. LeDuke, Kent, Ohio; one son, Clyde K. Metheny, Millersburg, Ohio; one sister, Betty M. Richards, Newcastle, Pa.; seven brothers, Frank Metheny, Jesse Metheny Jr., and Robert Metheny, all of Terra Alta, Rebna Metheny, Navarre, Ohio, David Me¬theny, Newark, Ohio, Samuel Metheny, Rittman, Ohio, and George Metheny, Buchanan, Va.; three grand¬children; and three great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, June 16, with the Rev. Bruce Craig officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Terra Alta. Military honors were accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans' organizations in southern Garrett County. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Jean Metheny, 6709 State Route 5, Ravenna, OH 44266-9205
The Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; June 17, 2004
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted June 13, 2010

METHENY, Delph

Delph Metheny Rites
Terra Alta, W. Va., Feb. 12 - Funeral services were conducted at the Lake Ford Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon for Delph Metheny, 63, Hoye Run, who died Sunday. Son of the late George and Mary Jane Wilhelm Metheny, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Icie Welch Metheny; daughter, Mrs. Darwin Sisler, three grandchildren and one sister, Miss Rhena Metheny, Hoye Run. Rev. S. E. Ryan of Brandonville, officiated. Interment was in Miller Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Feb. 12, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 18, 2010

 

METHENY, Donald Duwaine
 
Donald Duwaine Metheny, 74, of Tunnelton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Lake Ford, MD, son of the late Arlington "A.D." and Dolly Marie Dodge Metheny. Duwaine retired as a maintenance supervisor from Albright power Station with 36 years of service. Duwaine was a lifelong member of the Birdscreek United Methodist Church. He was a hiy(?) speaker for many years for the local charges and was a member of The Gideons International, Preston County Camp and the Tunnelton Lions Club. He was instrumental in getting the Tunnelton Lions Club ball field and park established. Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Betty L. Gordon Metheny; three children, Cheryl L. Stevens & husband Phil of Grafton, Roger A. Metheny & wife Kim of Reedsville, Jerry D. Metheny & wife Dora of Kegley, WV; five grandchildren, Justin Stevens & wife Alex-is of Morgantown, Ashley Bolyard & husband Luke of Fellowsville, Zachary Metheny & wife Brittany of Morgantown, Meredith Metheny of Morgantown and Amy Metheny of Kegley. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Mark, Cheyenne, Seth, Aidan and Cardin; three brothers, Rev. Ernest D. Metheny & wife Peggy of Terra Alta, Howard M. Metheny & wife Barbara of Terra Alta, Everett R. Metheny & wife Beverly of Short Gap, WV; mother-in-law, Vesta L. Gordon of Tunnelton; brothers in-law and sisters-in-law, Anna & Keith Casteel of Bruceton Mills, Carol & Charlie Hyre of Reedsville, and Sue Gordon of Newton Falls, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Elva Lorie Metheny, and one brother-in-law, William "Bill" Gordon. A special thank you to Hospice for all their help over the last few weeks. Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave., Newburg, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, from 1-8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m . funeral service with Pastor Bruce Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his memory to the Birdscreek United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Calvert, 7653 North Mountaineer Highway, Newburg, WV 26410, or The Gideons International, Preston County Camp, P.O. Box 349, King¬wood, WV. 26537. Condolences: bolyardfunerathomewv.com
The Dominion Post; Morgantontown, Monongalia Co, WV; Sept. 15,  2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 27, 2012

METHENY, Floyd Wayne

FRIENDSVILLE -  Floyd Wayne Metheny, 54, was dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born in Hazelton, W. Va., he was a son of the late John and Mary Etta (Fike) Metheny. He was a member of WOW Camp 45, Friendsville. Surviving are his wife, Waneta (Sines) Metheny; two sons, Kenneth W. Metheny, Mt. Lake park, and Edward E. Metheny, here; a daughter, Sandra Lee Metheny, at home; six grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Metheny, Fort Howard, and Arlie Metheny, Albright, W. Va. A service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at Newman Funeral Residence here. Rev. H. R. Rittenhouse will officate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland Maryland; Tuesday, June 1, 1965; page 9.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 9, 2014

METHENY, Mrs. Mary A. Smith

Mary A. Metheny, 89, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born April 19, 1922, in Terra Alta, she was a daughter of the late Fletcher and Sarah Stanton Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Frank A. Metheny in 2007; two grandsons; four brothers, Everett, Glenn, Alva and Harold Smith; and two sisters, Genevieve Lewis and Fay Hedrick. She was a longtime member of White Oak Church. She worked at Best Incorporated as a seamstress for many years. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Louise Lewis, Terra Alta; one son, Harold "Whitey" Metheny, Spotsylvania, Va.; one brother, Keele Smith, Eight Mile, Ala.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, where a service was conducted today, March 8, with Rev. Edsil Bragg officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mary's memory to White Oak Church, c/o Larry Garlitz, 205 Spring St., Terra Alta, WV 26764.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; March 8, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012

 

Name: Cleland "Jump" Method, Jr., 58, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Cleland Method, Sr., and Bernice Virginia Method 
DOB: January 27, 1945, in Baltimore, MD 
DOD: Thursday, July 10, 2003, at the WMHS Sacred Heart Campus Hospital, Cumberland, MD 
Military: Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper recovering the remains of United States soldiers to be returned home from battle 
Predeceased by: parents; brothers, William Method and Robert Harvey; sister, Helen Method 
Survived by: sister, Mary Louise James, Baltimore, MD; daughters, Summer York and Tennille York, both of Cumberland, MD 
Burial: July 14, 2003, Maryland Veterans' Cemetery at Rocky Gap
 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 16, 2015

METTS, Mrs. Hattie

To Be Buried At Westernport
Westernport, Md., Aug. 6 - The Body of Mrs. Hattie Metts, 55, wife of George Metts, who died yesterday in a Washington hospital from burns received Saturday in an explosion while attempting to light a gas stove, will be brought to her former home here and burial will be in Philos Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Robert Cowan, Mrs. Ethel Minnicke and Calvin and Russell Metts of Washington. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. John H. Daddysman, Westernport.
Published Sunday, August 7, 1932 in THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 13, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 18, 2015

METTS, Richard E.

Richard E. "Dick" Metts, 81, of Center Township, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006, while under the compassionate care of the Hospice Care Center, Akron, Ohio. Richard was born March 31, 1924, in Lonaconing, Maryland, to the late George and Annie Mae (Poland) Metts. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of Company E, 101st Infantry, Richard received the American Theatre Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received while serving in Northern France. Following his honorable discharge, Richard returned home and was employed by U.S. Steel, American Bridge Division, as a welder and fitter. Some of his most interesting job assignments were the Arch of St. Louis, the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Globe of the New York World's Fair. In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia (Winters) Metts, and four sisters, Lucy (Metts) Smith, Eva (Metts) Broadwater, Edna Metts and Shirley Metts. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla and Guy Bonnay, Norton, Ohio, and Rhonda and Robert Walls, Canal Fulton, Ohio; a granddaughter, Meggan K. Walls; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy "Dot" and Marshal Crawford, Lonaconing, Md.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Marvin "Moe" and Maxine Metts, Midland, Md., and Clifton "Tip" and Shirley Metts, St. Augustine, Fla. Friends will be received today from 2 to 6 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township, where a service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. The Beaver County Special Unit will provide full military honors at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Published Sunday, March 19, 2006 in THE BEAVER COUNTY TIMES, Beaver, Pennsylvania.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted August 28, 2015

METTS, Mrs. Sarah Fazenbaker

WESTERNPORT  May 14, 1912 -
Mrs. Sarah Metts died suddenly at the home of her son, Mr. George Metts, in Westernport, Wednesday morning, May 8, aged 76 years. She leaves five sons, George, Frank and Charles, of Westernport; John and Gilbert, of Dobbin, and one daughter, Mrs. John Carter, of Parkersburg. She also leaves one brother and two sisters, Mr. Gus Fazenbaker, Mrs. Buckalew and Miss Rebekah Fazenbaker, of Westernport.
Keyser Tribune, May 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


METTY, Ricky Alan
 
Ricky Alan Metty, 52, Cumberland, died on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at his home.  Born March 3, 1954, in Cumberland, he was the son of James Alan Metty and Betty Elizabeth (Cook) Metty, Short Gap, W.Va.  He was employed by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of the Western Maryland Street Rod Association, the Piney Mountain Sportsman’s Club, and the Bird Ridge Sportsman’s Club, as well as the Souls Harbor Church.  He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helen V. (Groves) Metty; one son, Michael A. Metty, Cumberland; two daughters, Carla S. Snoots, Hernando, Miss., and Christa M. Huff, Friendsville; two brothers, Jimmy Metty and Rodger Metty; two sisters, Bonnie Thomas and Donna R. Long, Cumberland; and six grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, where the funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 7, with the Rev. Betty Kennedy officiating.  Interment was in Davis Memorial Cemetery.
abt. Friday, Aug. 4, 2006; Adams Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014

METZ, Mrs. Dona Conley

Mrs. Dona (Bessie) Metz, 66, of Leatherbark, Calhoun county, died Sunday at her residence, following a short illness. Born May 13, 1897, in Roane county, she was the daughter of I. R. and Millie Conley.  She was a member of the Zion Methodist Church near Spencer and the Rebekah Lodge No 132, Spencer. Surviving are her husband, Lonzo Metz, four step-sons; seven step-daughters; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Mace, Akron, O., and one brother, Ed Conley, Spencer. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Vandale funeral home in Spencer at 2 p.m. by the Rev. S. B. Rowh.  Graveside services will be ocnducted by the Rebekah Lodge in Spencer cemetery.
Parkersburg News; Tuesday, July 9, 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

METZ, Harold William, Sr.

KEYSER, W.Va. - Harold William Metz Sr., 76, Fort Ashby, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born in Reader, Wetzel County, he was a son of the late Harry Metz and Sarah M. (Powell) Metz. Mr. Metz was a retired construction iron worker and attended the United Methodist Church. He was a member of Local 568, Iron Workers Union in Cumberland. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Mae (Welch) Metz; one son, Harold W. Metz Jr., Fort Ashby; two brothers, Earl Metz, of Florida, and James Metz, Pleasant Valley; one sister, Mrs. Homer Kirby, Moundsville; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home chapel Monday and Tuesday. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. James E. Shepherd II. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) News, Monday, November 28, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2017

METZ, Mrs. Janet Lashbaugh

Mrs. John A. Metz
Lonaconing, Md., May 31  Mrs. Janet (Lashbaugh) Metz, 59, wife of John A . Metz died Sunday night. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Midland; Ramona and Raymond Metz, Lonaconing; a niece, Wilma Berry, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Michael Lyden, Lonaconing; Mrs. Sarah Metz, Westernport; and Mrs. Thomas Eisentrout, Frostburg; five brothers, George and William Lashbaugh, Lonaconing, Barton and Albert Lashbaugh, Frostburg. Ten grandchildren also survive. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Lashbaugh, and was a native of Barton. later her family moved to this place. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

31 May 1939, Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted July 7, 2010


 
METZ, Leonard Q.

Lonaconing - Leonard Q Metz of Island Street, died Saturday at his home. A son of the late John and Rebecca (Lease) Metz, he was born in Lonaconing. He was a member of the Lonaconing Methodist Church and was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Adele (Walsh) Metz and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, where a services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. George Loar officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 24, 1964 - pg 4, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 17, 2012

METZ, Mrs. Mary M. Finzel

Frostburg - A requiem mass for Mrs. Mary M. Metz who died Sunday at her home in Finzel, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocohontas, Pa. Rev. Joseph O'Toole, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in Finzel Cemetery. The body is at the residence where the rosary will be recited today at 9:30 p. m. She was a daughter of the late John snd Rachel (Bolden) Finzel. Surviving, besides her husband, are five sons, Carl Brown, Akron, and John, Ralph, Gilbert and Harold Brown, all of Finzel; five daughters, Mrs. Donald Drees, Mrs. Anthony Drees and Mrs. Harold Grove, all of Finzel, and Mrs. Charles Fate and Mrs. Rolland Albright, both of Akron, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 28, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2009

METZ, Roy

FINZEL — Roy Metz, 58, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital where he was admitted Thursday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of Howard and Cora (Sweitzer) Metz of Mt. Savage. His wife, Mary (Brown) Metz, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anthony Drees, here; three grandchildren; eight step-children, Mrs. Donald Drees, here; Mrs. Charles Fate, Akron; Mrs. Roland Albright, Brecksville, Ohio; Mrs. Harold Groves, Canton, Ohio; Carl, Harold and John Brown, here; and Gilbert Brown, Cumberland; eight sisters, Mrs. Anne Ponce, Mrs. Helen Klingenbiel and Mrs. Beulah McKee, all of Baltimore: Mrs. Ruth Macolick, Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. Edna Gossett, California; Mrs. Marlene Crowe, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Mary Wagner, McCoole, and Mrs. Viana Brown, Cumberland, and five brothers, James Metz, Mt. Lake Park; William Metz, Miami, Fla.; Blake Metz, McCoole; Robert Metz, Cresaptown; Darrell Metz, Mt. Savage.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

METZ, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Metz, 59, of 307 Holland street, died this morning at his home. He was a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad car repairman for 40 years. A native of Cumberland, Mr. Metz was a son of the late William and Elizabeth (Gephart) Metz. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dolly (Howarth) Metz; two sons, Edward M., and Glendon A. Metz, both this city, and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 23, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009
 

METZGER, Mrs. Catherine Smutz

Mrs. Catherine S. Metzger, 93, of 212 South Eighth St., died at 12:30 p.m. Friday in her home after an extended illness. She was born July 30, 1868, at Connellsville, a daughter of the late Christian S. and Mary Eliza Hutchinson Smutz, and had been a lifelong resident of Connellsville. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.Stanley (Geraldine) Crowe of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Gaile (Hazel) Thompson of Adrian, Mich., and Miss Grace at home; nine grandchildren and 24 great - grandchildren. She was the last survivor of a family of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F., on Sept. 15, 1930. and a son, F. Ray Metzger, on June 24, 1949. The body is at the Brooks funeral home, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Orville K. Mellquist officiating.
Saturday, October 14, 1961, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 24, 2010

 

METZNER, Joseph

Services for Joseph Metzner, 11, son of Frederick and Myrna (Rosenberger) Metzner, who drowned Saturday in Marley Creek, near Baltimore, were conducted today in the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, by Rev. Milton Erhart. Interment was in Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbie Diehl, Michael Wilhelm, Henry Rosenberger, Danny Ganoe, Johnny Butler and Michael Pendergast.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 30, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

MEYERS, Albert

The body of Albert Meyers, 77 years old, who died yesterday at noon at his home at Detmold near Lonaconing, was taken to the home of his son, John H. Meyers, Eckhart, today. The funeral will take place at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with services conducted by Rev. Dr. J. C. Nicholson, pastor of the First M. E. church, Frostburg. He was a widower and is survived by four sons, Pearce, William, and Owen Myers, Frostburg, and John H. Meyers, Eckhart; one daughter, Mrs. O. T. Porter, Barton. He is also survived by two brothers, Henry Meyers, Lonaconing, and Louis Meyers, Pierce, W. Va.; and two sisters, Mrs. Isaac Yates Grahamtown, near Frostburg, and Mrs. Jacob Michaels, Barton.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 16, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010
 

MEYERS, Albert S.

Albert S. Meyers, 87, of Meyersdale RD1, died June 11, 1977, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born at Meyersdale RD1, October 3, 1889, he was a son of the late William and Sarah (Maust) Meyers. Mr. Meyers was a member of the Grace Brethren Church where he had been active in church affairs. He was a prominent farmer in this area. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minerva (Paul) Meyers, a son, Paul Meyers, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice Suder, Meyersdale RD3; Mrs. Sarah Jean Glass, Salisbury RD1; Mrs. Shirley Ramsey, Fredericksburg, Va., and Mrs. Linda Gaskell, Morgantown, W.Va.; two brothers, Harry Meyers and John I. Meyers, both of Meyersdale; a sister, Mrs. Orpha Meyers, Meyersdale, and 12 grandchildren. Services were conducted Tuesday in the Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church. Rev. Ray Davis and Rev. Walter Fike officiated and interment was in Union Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Price Funeral Home.

d.o.d. 11 June 1977; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #111242336
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 22, 201
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Name: Ann Nellie Meyers, 89, of Oldtowne Manor Apartments, Cumberland, MD 
Parents: James Henry Johnston and Anna Martha (Hileman) Johnston 
DOB: June 5, 1913, in Swanton, MD
DOD: Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at WMHS - Memorial Campus, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: William P. Meyers, who died in 1984
Predeceased by: parents; husband
Survived by: son, William T. Meyers and wife Alyne, Dayton, OH; daughters, Barbara Ann Ritchie and husband James, Spring Gap, MD; Stephanie Branhan, Starr, SC
Burial: Friday, December 15, 2002, Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted August 23, 2014

MEYERS, Miss Barbara

LONACONING: — Miss Barbara Meyers, St. Mary's Terrace, died last night. following an illness of two years.  A lifelong resident of Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup){sic} Meyers.  Miss Meyers worked for many years in the store of her brother, Fred J. Meyers, Gllmore.  She, attended the Catholic Church and was a member, of the Blessed Virgin Sodality.  Besides her brother, Miss Meyers is survived by five sisters, Misses Mary, Christine,  Elizabeth, and Theresa Meyers all at home and Sister M. Gabriel, principal of Ulsuline Convent, Baltimore. The body is at the residence and the family requests that flowers be omitted.  A requiem mass will be held at 9:30 a. m..Wednesday, at St. Mary's Church by Rev. Charles.W, Bogan, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 14, 1949 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014

MEYERS, Christian

Aged Somerset County Man Killed by B and O Train
Christian Meyers of Garrett was killed on the railroad near Salisbury Junction Friday afternoon, and his remains were interred on the G. C. Heckle farm in Summit township on Saturday. Meyers' age was well up in the seventies. He was somewhat eccentric and lived alone. He has had more or less trouble with his neighbors for years, and only recently went to Somerset to bring suit against one of them whom he claimed had slandered him. He consulted a lawyer who wanted him to plant down $20 as a retainer, and that caused the old man's desire for revenge to subside. He had a number of children, and it was while returning home from a visit to a daughter in Meyersdale that he was run down by an engine and his body terribly mangled. Meyers' death recalls a prominent tragedy in the criminal history of Somerset county, he being the father of Peter Meyers who was hanged in this county for murder. Meyers and his son fell out over a small house and lot at Garrett, the house the old man has been living in alone since his son was hanged. Both claimed ownership, but the old man seemed to be in possession. He was making some repairs preparatory to moving into the house when his son Peter came along with a shot gun, and in a rage shot Michael Kearney, a carpenter who was assisting with the repairs. Kearney died from his wounds a few hours later, and Peter sought refuge in an unoccupied house nearby. The same evening, when Constable Nelson Lenhart and a posse went to arrest Meyers, he shot and killed John Lenhart, a member of the posse, and a brother of the Constable. Meyers then fled to the cellar of another house, where he was arrested a few hours later. He was tried, convicted of murder, and hanged, on January 24th 1900. This left the old man in undisputed possession of the property where he thereafter lived.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 29, 1902 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2015

 

MEYERS, Miss Christine Agnes

Lonaconing - Miss Christine Agnes Meyers, 73, died last night at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland where she had been a patient since May 19.  A native and life-long resident of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup){sic} Meyers.  She had been employed for 25 years at the Eisenberg store and had also worked at her brother's grocery store here.  Miss Meyers was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and the parish Sodality.  Surviving are four sisters:  Misses Mary A, Elizabeth and Theresa Meyers, all at home and a Sister Gabriel, Overlea and a brother, Fred Meyers, Gilmore.  The body is at the residence, St Mary's Terrace.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.  A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at St Mary's church.  Rev Charles J Brogan will officiate and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, June 6, 1952 - pg 19, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted August 23, 2014 

MEYERS, Edgar B.

MEYERSDALE - Edgar B. Meyers, 65, died Saturday in Cumberland. Born in Somerset County, he was a son of the late Edward R. and Amanda (Berkley) Meyers. Surviving are his widow, Martha (Baker) Keefer Meyers; two sons, Edward Meyers, here, and Melvin T. Meyers, Conway; a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Zeiders, Harrisburg; three stepsons, Floyd Keefer, of Texas; Robert Keefer, Cleveland, Ohio; and Bernard Keefer, here; three brothers, George Meyers, Salisbury; Walter and Bruce Meyers, Meyersdale, RD; a sister, Mrs. Zura Saylor, Meyersdale, RD; and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where friends will be received. A service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Glick officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 20, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

MEYERS, Mrs. Elizabeth Knapp

Lonaconing, June 4 ~ Mrs Elizabeth Meyers, age 73, wife of John C Meyers, died Tuesday night at 7 o'clock at her home on St Mary's Terrace.  She was a native of Lonaconing where she resided all her life.  On May 21 last, Mr and Mrs Meyers celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.  The surviving children are: Sister Mary Gabriel, a nun at Frostburg; Misses Mary, Christine, Elizabeth, Barbara and Theresa Meyers and George and Fred Meyers, all of Lonaconing.  The funeral will be held Friday morning from St Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was a member.  Rev Joseph P Nolan will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 4, 1924 - pg 13, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014

MEYERS, Miss Elizabeth H.
 
LONACONING — Miss Elizabeth H. Meyers, 84, of St. Mary's Terrace, died Monday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. She was a retired school teacher. A native of Lonaconing, Miss Meyers was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Kanaup) Meyers. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic's Church and the Sodality of the parish. Surviving are two sisters, Mother Gabriel, Ursuline Academy, Bethesda, and Miss Teresa Meyers, al home. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Frederick Duke, pastor. Interment will be in parish cemetery. The Sodality will recite the rosary today at 7:30 p.m.  the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 29, 1966 - pg 8, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011

MEYERS, Miss Frances Catherine (Sister Mary Gabriel)

Lonaconing - Sister Mary Gabriel OSC, 90, died Tuesday at St Teresa's Convent, New Rochelle, N.Y.  She was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Meyers of St Mary's Terrace.  Sister Mary Gabriel taught at St Michael's School, Frostburg in the 1930s and 1940s.  A number of nieces and nephews survive.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bethseda.  Interment will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Lonaconing.[correction; Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.~ Pat Dailey]
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 8, 1977 - pg 25, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014

MEYERS, Francis/Frank

Bureau of the Evening Times ~ Lonaconing. Md. Sept 27,
"Take the coal off my feet, Fred. I'm all right" were the last words spoken by young Frank Myers who met his death in the Blue Bell mine yesterday morning. Frank, his father, John Meyers, his brothers, George and Fred had been working in the same heading for the past two weeks, but yesterday morning John Myers and his son, George, were moved leaving Frank and Fred together. The boys were setting a bar and had fitted one end of it into a hole in the coal intending to prop it at the other end, when a lump of coal dropped on Frank, crushing him to the floor. The coal struck him while he was slightly bent over. The place where he and Fred were working was about 7 feet high, but young Myers was over six feet tall, and not yet sixteen years. The injured boy was carried from the mine and died on his way home, breathing his last near the Catholic cemetery. He was crushed about the upper part of the body. Frank Myers was a remarkable boy in many ways. He would not be sixteen years of age until November and if he had lived to attain his full growth he would have been a veritable giant. He had a large head and his school teachers say that he had a most remarkable memory, very quick to learn, and a docile pupil. Deceased is survived by his parents, two brothers, George and Fred, and sisters. Mary Ann, Christine, Lizzie, Barbara, Frances and Teresa, all living here. The bereaved family has the keen sympathy of the entire community for the Meyers family are good people and highly respected. Frank was a good boy, a steady worker and a home lover. He never made his parents the slightest trouble. The funeral will take place Saturday morning. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Mary's church and interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery, Frostburg.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, September 27, 1907 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011

MEYERS, Frank Chester
 
Frank Chester Myers, 73, of 605 Washington Street, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient a month. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Samuel and Nancy (Harden) Myers. Formerly superintendent of the City Ice and Fuel Company, Mr. Myers had retired in 1947. He held membership in Eckhart Baptist Church; Mt. City Lodge 99, AF&AM, Frostburg; Scottish Rite bodies of Cumberland; Ali Ghan Shrine Temple; McKinley Chapter 12, Order Eastern Star, and Cumberland Lodge 63, BPO Elks. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William G. Barkdoll, with whom he resided; a son, Annan Myers, city; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Emerick, Eckhart; Mrs. Lillian Farrady, Frostburg, and Miss Florence Myers, city; a brother, Rev. John E. Myers, St. Albans, W. Va., and a grandson. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Paul E. Brunner, pastor of First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery where graveside services will be held by Mt. City Lodge 99. Pallbearers will also be members of that organization.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012



MEYERS, George A.

UNION HEAD'S FATHER DIES IN LONACONiNG ~ George A. Meyers, 61, Well-Known Grocer, Succumbs After Heart Attack
Stricken with a heart attack, George A. Meyers, 61, well-known Lonaconing grocer and father, of George A. Meyers, president of Celanese Local 1874, Textile Workers of America, died early last night at his home, East Main street. He became ill yesterday afternoon at his store and went to his near by home, where he died shortly after 8 p.m. Besides his widow, Mrs. Catherine (Douglas) Meyers, he is survived by four other sons, DeSales and Carroll Meyers, at home; John and Joseph, who left several days ago for Fort Meade with other draftees; two daughters, Mary and Catherine, all. of Lonaconing; a brother, Fred J. Meyers, of Gilmore, and six sisters. Misses Mary, Ellzabeth, Barbara, Christine and Theresa Meyers, all of Lonaconing, and Sister Gabriel, of St. Michael's Convent, Frostburg. A son of the late John and Elizabeth Meyers, he was a native of Lonaconing, and was a coal miner before engaging in the grocery business. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., July 20, 1941 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011

MEYERS, George C.

Meyersdale, March 3 - George C. Meyers, 56, who conducted a store and service station on Route 219, south of here, died Sunday at his home after a brief illness. A son of Martin and Catherine Cole Meyers, he was born in Summit township. He had been employed as a driver in the old Shaw mine earlier. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Dietle Meyers; three children, Miss Margaret Mae, a registered nurse of Pittsburgh, Ralph of Meyersdale and Miss Evelyn at home; a brother, Milton of Summit township, and a sister, Mrs. Otto Wimmon of Pittsburgh. The funeral service will be held tomorrow in charge of Nelson C. Brown. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 3, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009
 

MEYERS, Jacob E

Meyersdale, Pa., June 14 - Jacob E. Meyers, 63, formerly of Meyersdale, died Tuesday at his home in Pittsburgh. He was a son of W. J. and Ellen (Poorbaugh) Meyers and was born in Northampton township. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Deal) Meyers; two children, Ethel and Virginia Meyers, both at home, and these sisters and brother: Mrs. Virgie Bodenheiser, Northampton Township; Mrs. Charles J. Poorbaugh, Connellsville; Mrs. Minerva Gray, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. D. Frank Kidwell, New York City; Mrs. Harry Love, residing in Ohio; Harvey T. Meyers, Northampton township. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Mt. Lebanon Evangelical and Reformed Church near Meyersdale, by Rev. J. E. Gindlesperger. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

MEYERS, John F.

LONACONING—John F. Meyers, 58, of Midland, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was a native of Gilmore, the son of the late Frederick and Mary (McGowan) Meyers. His first wife, Mary Josephine (McGann) Meyers, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Midland, the Holy Name Society there, and was trial magistrate of Midland. He was employed as a guard at the Luke Mill of Westvaco Corp. He is survived by his widow Agnes (McMillan) Meyers three daughters, Mrs. John Mertz, Cresaptown; Miss Joan Meyers, Philadelphia, and Miss Margaret Meyers, Midland; four sons, John F. Meyers, Piedmont; Frederick J. Meyers in the armed forces; James Meyers, Midland, and Francis Meyers, Frostburg; four sisters Mrs. Marie Fisher, Bethesda; Mrs. Angela Scharr, Baltimore; Mrs. Elizabeth Burley, Clinton and Mrs. Margaret Bever, Vienna, Va., and ten grandchildren. Services will be conducted Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St Joseph's Church. Mass will be celebrated there Monday with interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be John Roland, Don Eagan, Stans Bryson, Jerry Bryson, Paul Morgan and Francis Thompson. Members of the Midland Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will meet at the fire hall at 6:30 p.m. to go to the funeral home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, April 2, 1969 - pg 8, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 3, 2011

MEYERS, Mrs. Lucy Garlitz
 
Moscow, Md., March 4 — Mrs. Frank Myers, Sr., 72, died at her home yesterday afternoon. She was the former Lucy Garlitz. Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Clarence, Cumberland; Leonard, Barton; Frank Jr., Moscow; Mrs. Alfred Groves, Cumberland; Mrs. William Harmon, Covington, Va.; Mrs. James Lee, Lonaconing, and Miss Dorothy Myers, Cumberland. Twenty-four grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Myers was a member of Royal Neighbors of America.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 4, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 23, 2012

                            

MEYERS, Mrs. Margaret Cullen

"Frostburg-Mrs. Margaret Meyers, 84, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LaPresti, with whom she resided in Hanover, Pa. Born in Carlos, she was a daughter of the late Timothy C. Cullen and Bridget (Donahue) Cullen.  Her husband was the late George Meyers.  Mrs. Meyers was a graduate of the Frostburg Normal School and taught at public schools in Westminster for many years.  Surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Catherine Becker, also of Hanover; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Paul W. Panebaker Funeral Home in Hanover on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hanover.  Interment will be in teh Hanover cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland 25 Mar 1983
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 21, 2012



MEYERS, Mrs. Mary

“Lonaconing, Md., Aug 28-Mrs. Mary Meyers, who died in Cumberland Wednesday, was a former resident of this place. She lived with her husband and family on Buck Hill, now St. Mary’s Terrace, for a number of years, and after Mr. Meyers’ death removed with her grown sons and daughters to Cumberland. Deceased was 81 years old and her death was due to heart disease, the end coming suddenly. She had been with her son, John Meyers, and died there at three o’clock Wednesday morning. The remains were later taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Rohman, on North Lee Street, whence the funeral took place this morning, services being held in SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, and interment in the cemetery connected to that parish. She is survived by five grown children, Travis Meyers, of Pittsburgh, Joseph and John Meyers, Mrs. Martin Rohman and Miss Mary Meyers, all of Cumberland. Mrs. Meyers will be remembered by the older residents as a kindly and neighborly lady who did much good work and who was kind and sympathetic at all times.”
“Evening Times” Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 28 Aug 1914
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
(Posted September 14, 2009)

MEYERS, Mrs. Minnie Hutzel Beal

MEYERSDALE, Mar. 9 — Mrs. Minnie Hutzell Beal Meyers, 92 years old, wife of Dennie Meyers, died at noon Tuesday at her home here. The daughter of the late George and Harriet Albright Hutzell, she leaves her second husband and five children, born to her first union: Daniel, Perry and Mrs. Adam Hahn of Meyersdale, R. D. 2, Mrs. Charles Koontz of Baltimore, and Mrs. Harry Ackerman of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 9, 1945 [Minnie was married first to Simon Beal]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

Name: Patricia Elaine Meyers, 57, of 501 Main Street, Addison, PA  
Parents: Earl and Wilma (Linkus) George  
DOB: April 26, 1947  
DOD: Sunday, August 15, 2004, at her residence  
Spouse: Dale William Meyers, whom she married on February 22, 1964  
Predeceased by: parents  
Survived by: husband; sons, Earl Meyers and wife Linda, Friendsville, MD; John Meyers and wife Shannon, Grantsville, MD; Douglas Meyers and wife Tammy, Addison, PA; daughters, Margaret Workman and husband Donald I., and Angela Lowdermilk and husband David, Friendsville, MD; brother, Garland Harris and wife Jane, Brodford, VA; sisters, Earlene Lytle and husband Dale, Warren, OH; Ludie Stoltz and husband Mike, Phoenix, AZ  
Burial: August 20, 2004, Addison Cemetery  
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted March 8, 2014

MEYERS, Mrs. Rachel R. Mankamyer

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — Mrs. Rachel R. Meyers, 67, wife of C. O. Meyers, died Saturday at her home here. She was born December 8, 1882, in Rockwood, a daughter of the late Adolph and Louise (Heining) Mankamyer and moved to South Connellsville from Rockwood 22 years ago. She was a member of Rockwood Lutheran Church, Ladies Auxiliary to South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Shilo Lodge No. 103. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four children: Jesse R. Heinbaugh, Big Piny, Wyo.; Hooker D., South Connellsville; Mrs. Mary Daniels and Mrs. Pearl Davidson, Sheffield; four step-children, Clyde M. and Gilbert F. Meyers, South Connellsville; Orville A., Glenshaw; and Miss Ruby Meyers, at home; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Miller, Somerset; Mrs. Jonas Christner, Torrington, Wyo.; and Mrs. Mary Zufall. Akron, Ohio; and one brother, Dennis M. Mankamyer, Cumberland. Rites and interment tomorrow in the IOOF cemetery at Rockwood.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 10, 2009
 

MEYERS, Ralph M.

MEYERSDALE — Ralph M. Meyers, 55, Somerset, died suddenly yesterday at his home. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of Mrs. Margaret (Dietle) Meyers, RD 3, and the late George C. Meyers. He was employed as an attendant at Somerset State Hospital and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and AF & AM Lodge 358, Somerset. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Marie (Hyatt) Meyers; a daughter, Miss Judy Meyers, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Thomas, RD 3, and Mrs. James King, McKeesport. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Shellenberger will officiate and burial will be in Union Cemetery. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, July 19, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

MEYERS, Robert E.

Robert E. Meyers, 81, of Rockwood, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Audrey O'Brien of Rockwood R. D. 3. He was born April 18, 1880, in Meyersdale. He was a member of the Town Council for 20 years, its president for many years, and a member of the United Church of Christ of Rockwood. He opened a store in Rockwood in 1921, which he operated 35 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Speicher Meyers; two sons, Robert of Carnegie and John of Rockwood R. D. 2; four daughters, including Mrs. Marguerite Specht of Stoyestown, Mrs. Charlotte Pritts of Rockwood R. D. 1, and Mrs. O'Brien; three brothers, including A. C. Meyers of Rockwood R. D. 1; 10 grandchildren and four great - grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 16, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 1, 2009

MEYERS, Miss Theresa

Lonaconing - Miss Theresa Meyers, 79 of St Mary's Terrace, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.  Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knaup{sic}) Meyers.  Miss Meyers is survived by a sister, Sister M Gabriel, Ursuline Convent, Bethesda and a number of nephews and nieces.  She was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church here and the Sodality of the church.  A requiem mass will be celebrated at St Mary's church today at 9:30 a.m. and interment will be in St Mary's cemetery.  The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 29, 1969 - pg 4, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 23, 2014

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