"Patrick O'Halloran, a miner at New Detmold mine, Lonaconing, was killed by a fall of breast coal Wednesday. A wife and six children survive him."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 20 Jul 1889
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 1, 2012


WESTERNPORT  Aug 20 - Miss O'Hanley, daughter of Mr John O'Hanley, died at her late home on Front St, of this place, on Sun morning after a long illness. The deceased had been in failing health for several months and all that loving hearts and medical skill could do was done for her relief.
Keyser Tribune, August 23, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

O'HARA, Dennis

Died  In Cumberland Monday, June 3, 1895, Mr. Dennis O'Hara, in the 67th year of his age. Deceased was formerly a resident of Frostburg and is remembered here as a good citizen. His wife and four grown children survive. The Funeral took place Wednesday at St. Michael's church. Published Saturday, June, 8, 1895 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 2, col. 2.(Courtesy of Charles Riend) Posted September 9, 2016

O'HARE, Dennis

Death of Mr. O'Hare Mr. Dennis O'Hare died at his residence on North Mechanic street, at seven o'clock this morning. The deceased worked at the cement mill and was in his 57th year. He was the father of 10 children, nine of whom, together with a widow, survive him. Mr. O'Hare had been ill about two weeks, having contracted a cold on election day. The funeral will take place Wednesday morning and the interment will be made at Frostburg. Published Monday, June 3, 1895 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 8, col. 2.(Courtesy of Charles Riend) Posted September 9, 2016

O'HARRA, Dennis

Dennis O'Harra, an old resident of Allegany County and an ex-Union soldier, died this morning in Cumberland. Published Tuesday Morning, June 4, 1895 in THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 2, col. 2. (Courtesy of Charles Riend) Posted September 9, 2016

O'HAVER, Charles Irvin
OAKLAND -  Charles Irvin O’Haver, 60, died yesterday at his home at Swallow Falls.  Born at Elk Garden, W. Va., he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilde (Rumers) O’Haver. Mr. O’Haver was a carpenter and a member of the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. He is survived by his widow, Eva (Reams) O’Haver; three brothers, John, Hutton; Alvin, Steubenville, Ohio, and Joseph O’Haver, Oakland, and seven sisters, Mrs. Bertha Crissinger, Richmond, Ohio; Mrs. Virginia Bowman, Baltimore; Mrs. Lilly White and Mrs. Thema Glotfelty, both of Hutton; Mrs. Annie Shaffer, Aurora, W. Va.; Mrs. Helen King, Westminster, and Mrs. Amy Cross, Indianapolis, Ind. The body will be at the residence this evening. Services will be conducted Sunday at the Pine Grove Church of the Brethren by Rev. Donald D. matthews. Burial will be in Taylor-Sines Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Friday, April 22, 1960; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 3, 2014

O'HAVER, Charles Thomas (abridged)

Charles Thomas "Butch" O'Haver, 63, Westernport, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2010. Born May 4, 1946, on the Weber property, south of Oakland, he was a son of the late Joseph "Ted" and Lena Herman O’Haver. His friends knew him as "Charlie." Charlie grew up and spent his early years on the H. Weber & Sons property where he was born. He attended Oakland Elementary School, the old Oakland High School Annex, and Dennett Road School, where he enjoyed taking part in programs and festivals. He was a 1964 graduate of Southern High School. Charlie worked weekends and after school at Flowers by Webers, doing whatever the job required, which earnings paid for piano lessons. In the fall of 1964 he went to work at WMSG Radio in Oakland as a part-time disc jockey, and later became the local news director. In January 1968, he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he worked in publishing and advertising. As art director for Caribbean Guide Travel Magazine, he traveled to several of the islands throughout the tropics. He moved to Ft. Myers, Fla., in 1979 and continued working in newspaper and magazine publication. In Ft. Myers, he also worked in summer theatre, appearing in several stage productions. In the late 1980s he returned north, and settled in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where he operated a variety store. In 1989, he relocated to Westernport and worked in retail and restaurant work until 1996, when diabetes and heart problems forced him to slow down. Charlie is survived by two sisters, Carrie Martin, Monongah, W.Va., and Diana Warnick and husband Delmos, Oakland; one brother, Dennis Butler and wife Dorothy, Pataskala, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; four great-nephews; four great-nieces; one great-great-niece; and his cat, Bo. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jim Martin, in 2006; his best friend Roy Michael in 2005; one niece; and one great-niece. Charlie had chosen cremation as his final disposition. Arrangements were handled through Boal Funeral Home, Westernport. Because of severe weather conditions, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 11, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010


OHLER, Clarence (also BERKLEY, John L.)

SOMERSET, Sept. 22.—While inspectors continued their probe into the explosion of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad freight locomotive at nearby Listie, which killed two men and injured three others, it was revealed that John L. Burkley[sic], 62, veteran engineer, who died in the blast, was substitution for another engineer, Charles Pile of Somerset, when the accident occurred. Pile, it was learned, had been relieved of the run so that he could attend a funeral of a friend at Altoona. A three-way probe is under way by the Interstate Commerce Commission, officials of the Connellsville and Pittsburgh offices of the railroad, and by Coroner P. C. Dosch of Somerset. Berkley, with 36 years of experience, was born in Somerset county, a son of Israel and Lydia Shoemaker Berkley. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carolyn (Hoffman) Berkley, and five children: Edward Berkley, Somerset; William and John Berkley, Jr., both at home; Mrs. William Manser, 1807 Franklin street, Ferndale, and Mrs. Raymond Ruth, Lilly street, Southmont. Mr. Berkley was a brother of Samuel Berkley, Somerset; Nelson Berkley, Friedens; Harvey Berkley, Listie; Mrs. William Brougher, Somerset; Oran Berkley, Clearfleld; Mrs. Curtis Davis, Somerset; Earl Berkley, FerreIton; Lloyd Berkley, Pittsburgh, and Milton Berkley, and Mrs. James Liberty, both of Somerset. Fireman Clarence Ohler, who also died in the blast, was born in Somerset county August 7, 1918, a son of Elmer and Edna (Francis) Ohler. He had been a resident of Sand Patch for a number of years. Besides his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Maust) Ohler, and two children, Bernard and Kenneth Ohler, both at home. He was a brother of Clyde Ohler of Sand Patch.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


OHLER, Daniel P.

Services for Daniel P. Ohler, 433 Grand Avenue, who was fatally injured yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on State Route 51, six miles west of Oldtown, has been scheduled at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Central Assembly of God Church here. The Rev. Kenneth Owen will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The body will be removed to the church at noon. Pallbearers will be Ernest Santymire, Crable Santymire, Richard Patterson, Richard Richmond, Gerald Wolf and Larry Eversole. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home today from 7 tn 9 p.m. Mr. Ohler was a route salesman for Stroehmann Brothers Bakery, Franklin Street. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital. Miss Darlene Faith Leasure, 19, of Oldtown, driver of a 1967-model sedan involved in the 4:20 p.m. crash, was listed in fair condition today in Memorial Hospital after her removal from the intensive care unit. Miss Leasure was pinned in the wreckage sustaining leg and arm injuries. David Brown, 29, of Paw Paw, driver of the tractor trailer, was treated and released at the hospital. A passenger in the rig, William Saville, Augusta, did not require treatment. State Police said the bread, truck was being operated by Ohler west on Route 51 in the direction of Cumberland. Police said the truck failed to keep to the right center of the highway, struck the eastbound tractor-trailer and continued down the highway and struck the Leasure car, also eastbound in the direction of Oldtown. The left front of the bread truck was sheared off and the tractor-trailer blocked Route 51. The Civil Defense Emergency Communications Center at Constitution Park said firemen from Oldtown and District 16 responded, the latter company sending 14 volunteers and two trucks under direction of Robert Grabenstein. The company washed down the highway and was back at the station at 7p.m. About 4:45 p.m. the emergency truck from Central fire station went to the scene of the accident with extrication equipment to assist in freeing Miss Leasure. The CD Center reported that three of McDonald's ambulances were dispatched to the accident and brought the injured to Memorial Hospital. The sheriff's department and State Police handled traffic at the accident scene. Born in Cumberland, July 16, 1948, Mr. Ohler was a son of Perry and Ruth (Porter) Ohler, Bowman's Addition. A 1966 graduate of Allegany High School, he was a Vietnam War veteran and a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Sharon (Domer) Ohler; two sons, Daniel P. Ohler Jr., and Zachary Ohler, at home; two brothers, Richard Ohler, Westernport; and Brian Ohler, Bowman's Addition; three sisters, Mrs. Diane O'Baker, city; Kimberly and Dawn Gay Ohler, at home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 29, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009

OHLER, Mrs. Elmer (nee Francis)

Meyersdale, Pa., May 22 - Rites for Mrs. Elmer Ohler, 46, of nearby Sand Patch, who died Friday in Hazel McGilvery Hospital, shortly after being admitted for treatment of injuries suffered when she fell from a step-ladder at her home, were held Sunday afternoon at the residence of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Ohler, of Meyersdale. Rev. George E. Bowersox, Jr., pastor of Lutheran churches at White Oak and Salisbury, officiated, and burial was at White Oak cemetery, Larimer township. Mrs. Ohler was born Feb. 20, 1900, a daughter of the late Jacob and Sara (Diest) Francis. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Clyde Ohler, at home, two grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Homer Phillips of Ambridge; Mrs. Joseph Grohl, Mrs. John Queen, and Howard, Gordon, and Edward Francis, all of Akron; Frederick Francis of Somerset; and Irvin Francis, of Rockwood.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


OHLER, Elmer Sanford
Elmer Sanford Ohler, 58, died at his home at Connellsville, R.D. 2, at 8:10 o'clock Saturday night. Born March 8, 1896, at Sand Patch, he was a son of the late Phineas and Mary Ohler. He was a former engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Mr. Ohler was active in the Breakneck Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Ohler; a son, Clyde of Sand Patch; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dolores Taylor of Fayettesville, N. C.; two stepsons, Joseph Suitor of Scottdale and William Suitor at home; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Lintz of Meyersdale and Mrs. Clara Hazelbarth of Salisbury; four brothers, Francis, Earl and Ralph of Sand Patch and Raymond of Meyersdale, and two grandchildren. The body will be at Munk's funeral home in East Fairview avenue until Wednesday morning when it will be removed to the James Konhaus Funeral Home at Meyersdale. A prayer service will be held there at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with additional rites at the White Oak Lutheran Church there. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will hold a ritual at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the funeral home.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 24, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009

OHLER, Mrs. Grace Alice Rhodes

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Grace Alice Ohler, 50, wife of Earl J. Ohler, RD 2, Meyersdale, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital where she had been a patient several weeks. Born in Indiana County, she was a daughter, of the late Joseph and Margaret (Craig) Rhodes. Also surviving are two sons, Earl J. Ohler Jr., Fort Knox, Ky., and Roger Ohler, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Daisy Hetz, RD 1, Lonaconing, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Paul Snyder. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 7, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 19, 2010


OHLER, Harry Franklin

Somerset, April 6 - Harry Franklin Ohler, 42, of Gray, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home. He leaves his parents, his widow, 10 children, one grandchild, one brother, two sisters, including Mrs. Grace Domer and Mrs. Catherine Awty, of Connellsville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, April 6, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


OHLER, Irvin C.

MEYERSDALE, June 25 — Irvin C. Ohler, 46, of Sand Patch, R. D. 1 died Monday in Somerset Community hospital after an illness of two months. A railroad worker, he was born in Larimer township April 27, 1901, a son of Phineas and Mary Mazer Ohler. He leaves his mother, his widow, Mrs. Martha Beal Ohler, five brothers, Elmer, of Connellsville; Francis, at home; Earl and Ralph of Sand Patch; and Raymond of Meyersdale; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Hazelbarth and Mrs. Daisy Lintz of Salisbury. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at the Konhaus funeral home here. Burial will be made in White Oak cemetery.
Connellsville Daily Courier, June 25, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


OHLER, Melvin Joseph

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Melvin Joseph Ohler, 66, of RD 1, Hyndman, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Alex Ohler, RD 1, Fairhope. Born at Humbert, he was a son of the late William and Cinda (Ohler) Ohler. Mr. Ohler was a member of Fairhope Community Church and the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Maxine (Bluebaugh) Ohler; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Hutzell, Friedens; six other brothers, Milton Ohler, Markleton; Leroy Mitchell, Rockwood; John Mitchell, Stoystown; Scott Mitchell and Harvey Mitchell, both of Boswell; Clarence Mitchell, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Miss Dorothy Mitchell, Stoystown; Mrs. Nina Ohler, Fairhope, and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 3 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Leroy Logsdon. Interment will be in Somerset Memorial Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 23, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 21, 2009


OHLER, Mrs. Sharon Ann Campbell

CUMBERLAND — Sharon Ann (Campbell) Ohler, 59, passed away Monday at her residence in Cumberland. Born Aug. 11, 1951 in Keyser, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Stanley S. and Ida (Hott) Campbell. Sharon was a 1969 graduate of Bruce High School, Westernport. She was a registered nurse having been in the last graduating class of the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1972. During her career as an RN she worked at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland, Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, and several of the local nursing homes. She was a member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church, Westernport. She leaves behind three children, Valary Ohler of Ashburn, Va., Jayson Ohler and wife Jeannie (Powell) and grandson, Ayden of Roanoke, Va., and Phylip Ohler and wife Jessica (Helmick) of Pinto. She is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn Campbell Schoppert and husband Louie of Keyser, and Donna Campbell of Oakland. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steffan Carr officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - November 18, 2010
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 14, 2015

OHR, Mrs. Sarah Katherine

Mrs. Sarah Katherine Ohr, aged 76 years, died last night at the home of Highland street, after an illness of but eight days. She was the widow of William D. Ohr. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Shultz survives. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock with services at SS Peter and Paul's church, of which the deceased was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Published Tuesday, January 4, 1916 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 18, col. 4. (Courtesy of Charles Riend) Posted November 16, 2016

OHR, William D.

Died, on the 10th of November, 1868, Mr. WILLIAM D. OHR, of this city, aged 23 years, 5 mos. and 3 days

Published Wednesday, February 17, 1869 in THE ALLEGANIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 3, col. 2. (Courtesy of Charles Riend) Posted November 16, 2016

O'KEEFE, Mrs. Annie Gannon

Mrs Annie O'Keefe, 91, And A Pioneer, Is Dead
With the death of Mrs Annie Gannon O'Keefe Monday at the age of 91, in her home at 1803 Garfield Blvd., the community lost another of the pioneers who were honored during the Englewood Golden Jubilee last week. Now part of Englewood's glorious past, Mrs O'Keefe was buried in Holy Sepluchre cemetery in one of the 16 graves of the family lot, where lies her mother who died here after her 100th year. The service was held at 9 a.m. today in the St Basil Church, Garfield Blvd and Honore St. The cemetery in which Mrs O'Keefe was buried was built by her son, James, 9818 Hamilton St., a paving contractor who installed the sewerage, and paved, graded and landscaped the grounds. Buried with her besides her mother, are her husband, James P and her oldest son, Michael. Another son is a former lightweight and welterweight boxing champion - John, better known to fight fans as 'Jack' O'Keefe, the first fighter to defeat Jimmy Britt for the world's lightweight championship. For the world's welterweight championship, he won a 10 round fight with 'Honey' Mellody of Boston. The 91 year old Southtowner also leaves three daughters, Mrs Margaret Black of the Garfield Blvd address, Mrs Estella Irwin of the North Side and Mrs Stasia Sullivan, 1842 W Garfield Blvd. Born in Ashland, Pennsylvania and married in Barton, Md, Mrs O'Keefe and her family later moved to Brandywine, Ill, where Mr O'Keefe worked as a coal miner on his own property for a number of years before bringing his family to Chicago 55 years ago. While living in Chicago, the O'Keefes were located at 36th St and California in a 15 room house formerly owned by 'Honest' Tom Kelly an alderman of the old Fifth ward in Brighton Park. The O'Keefe's lived there 10 years and then moved to 5347 Paulina St. James, a son of Mrs O'Keefe, received much of his apprenticeship in contracting from his father who was a paving contractor until he died some 15 years ago. During her 55 years residence in Southtown was an intimate friend of Mayor Kelly's mother. Until illness intervened six weeks before her death, Mrs O'Keefe always wanted 'to be where something was going on.' Once she sat from 7p.m. to 7 a.m. the next day at a bicycle race in the Coliseum. Her interest in sports grew out of an interest in her son's career as a prizefighter, which began 40 years ago. Besides her enjoyment in boxing, she liked football games and preferred riding atop a bus instead of the street car and automobile to go to the movies in the Loop or to some athletic event. Her son characterized the 91 year old pioneer resident as a 'pal to all the kids and neighbors living near her home.
Southtown Economist; Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, November 11, 1940 - pg 1, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 29, 2012

O’KELLY, Samuel Grove

Samuel Grove O'Kelly, aged 48, died at his home at Morgantown, W. Va., Friday. During several years of his life immediately preceding his death, Mr. O'Kelly was a trusted and valued employee of the Elkins Coal and Coke Co. and of the M&K Railroad Co. He spent his life in Morgantown and engaged in many activities which gave him a wide acquaintance.
Mineral Daily News, July 4, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010


A GHASTLY FIND ~ John O'Laughlin Found on the Railroad Tracks Badly Mangled And Dies Shortly Afterward ~ Coroner Jury Summoned
John O'Laughlin, an extra brakeman on the West Virginia Central Railroad was found injured in a horrible manner on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks near Patterson Creek last night by Lewis Hoover and David McRory, two railroad men, residing at Keyser, W Va.  and who were fishing at Patterson Creek at the time.  They were attracted to the spot where they found O'Laughlin by hearing cries for help and were horrified by the scene that met their view.  For there on the track lay the man with his stomach torn open and legs badly mashed, asking for help.  From what can learned from the men who found O'Laughlin did not like to remove the man, but notified a train dispatcher some miles down the road, who came up and carried O'Laughlin off the tracks.  The unfortunate man only lived fifteen minutes after that and the only words he known to spoken is to the effect that he lived in Cumberland.  The deceased proved to be the 25 year old son of Martin O'Laughlin, a Baltimore & Ohio watchman at Valley Street crossing, who resides on Maryland Avenue and who together with Mr G S Butler went down and had the remains removed to Butler undertaking establishment on North Centre Street.  It is not known how O'Laughlin met his death but it is presumed he was killed by the cars in some way.  He left his home yesterday afternoon to go down the river fishing.  Coroner Strong was notified and impaneled the following jury who viewed the remains this morning and adjourned until 5 o'clock this afternoon at which time an inquest will be held: C Relchart, Foreman; Edward Keller; Fred Dryer; G S Butler; A S Nicholson; John Long; Joseph Lander; C C Willison; C F Demoss; William Kniernam; Levi Shaw and Charles Pennington.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, April 25, 1896 - pg 6, col 2
Find A Grave Memorial# 124031193
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 26, 2017

O'LEARY, child of Mr. & Mrs. Con

Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Leary lost their two year old daughter last Friday. Funeral services were conducted Sun. by Rev George Hasel.
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 18, 2010

O'LEARY, Mrs. Jean Ort

Mrs. Jean O’Leary, Upper Darby, Pa., a native of Frostburg, died Dec. 3 in Delaware Hospital, Drexel Hills, Pa., where she had been a patient two weeks. She was the daughter of the late John and Jean (Chapman) Ort. A graduate of Frostburg State College, she had taught in Cumberland schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard O’Leary, formerly of Cumberland, and her son, Richard O’Leary Jr. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Verna Batie, Laurel; a brother, George Ort, Cumberland, and a niece, Mrs. Jean Sweitzer, Frostburg. Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated in Drexel Hills and interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Upper Darby, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Thursday, December 11, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 14, 2015


John O'Leary for many years a resident of Keyser, and an employee of the B&O RR for more than half a century died at the home of his daughter in Cumberland last Tues, aged about 80 years. He was buried in Martinsburg Thurs. He has two daughters and one son living in Cumberland and one son, Con O'Leary, residing in Keyser. He left Keyser only a few days ago. He was a native of Ireland and came to this country when a youth.
Keyser Tribune, July 7, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 22, 2010

O'LEARY, Richard
FROSTBURG — Services for Richard O'Leary, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Leary, of Philadelphia, former residents of this area, who died Sunday in a Philadelphia hospital, were held yesterday. Besides his parents he is survived by two aunts, Mrs. Nellie Love and Mrs. Katherine Yates, of Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 8, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

OLIVER, Mrs. Ida Cecelia Reid

Mrs. Ida Cecelia Oliver, widow of George William Oliver, died yesterday at 3:30 p. m., at her home, 730 Bedford street.  She is survived by three daughters, the Misses Grace E and Mary Eloise Oliver and Mrs Blanche I McCardell, wife of Richard P McCardell.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday by the Rev. Louis H. Ewald, rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., February 25, 1935 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 19, 2016

OLIVETO, Mrs. Pearl Dudley
MIDLOTHIAN — Pearl (Dudley) Oliveto, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Midlothian, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Regional Hospital, Baynnett Point, Fla. Born at Midlothian, daughter of the late John and Pearl Dudley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Louis Oliveto; six brothers; and three sisters. Mrs. Oliveto was a member of the North Bay Community Church, Safety Harbor, Fla. Surviving are son, Robert and wife Janet, Vermont; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George Dudley, Vale Summit; three sisters, Isabella Damewood, Frostburg, Gwen Mergenthaler, Florida, and Alvenia Koppel, Midlothian; a special niece, Jackie Gisriel, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be interred in Clearwater.
abt. Saturday, April 24, 2004; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 13, 2013

MORGANTOWN, W. Va.—A requiem mass for John A O'Malley, 82, of 535 Richwood Street, who died Saturday night, was celebrated this morning in St Teresa Catholic Church. Interment took place in East Oak Grove Cemetery. A native of Frostburg, Md, Mr O'Malley had resided here since 1916. His parents were the late Robert and Elizabeth (Holman{sic}) O'Malley. He was a member of St Teresa Church. Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Catherine Broderick and three children; a brother, two grandsons and a great grandson of Morgantown.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 26, 1949 - pg 20, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 25, 2012

O'MALLEY, Robert

BARTON — Robert O'Malley, 83. former resident, died yesterday at his home in Morgantown.  Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Marie Johns. Morgantown, and two grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday in Morgantown.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 2, 1958 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 25, 2012



Harrisburg, Pa. - A telegram received here today announced the death in a New York hospital of Marlin S. Olmstead, Congressman from the 18th Pa. District from 1897-1913. A week ago he went to New York to undergo treatment for a throat infection.
Mineral Daily News, August 1, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 8, 2010

O'NEAL, James S.

James S. "Jim" O'Neal, 64, of 19811 Biddle Dr., Rawlings, MD., died, Sunday, March 31, 2002 at his residence. Born March 21, 1938 in Zihlman, he was the son of the late Raymond and Dorothy (Hopkins) O'Neal. A brother, Raymond O'Neal and a sister, Sherri King also preceded him in death. Mr. O'Neal was a former employee of Kaiser Refractory, Zihlman. He was Methodist by faith, and a United States Navy veteran. Surviving is his wife, Maxine (Biddle) O'Neal, one daughter, Pam Bennett and husband Richard of Lonaconing, four sisters, Eva Rae Stevens and husband John of LaVale, Elsie Mae Robeson and husband Jack of Finzel, Peggy Sween and husband Neil of Zihlman, Dottie Ann Smith and husband John of Mt. Savage, two grandchildren, R.J. Bennett and Miranda Bennett. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:00 PM, with Rev. George Harpold officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe directed to Western Maryland Health System Hospice, Cumberland, Md.
Newsbank: Waltham News Tribune (MA) (Published as Daily News Tribune, The (Waltham, MA)) - April 1, 2002
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 14, 2015

O'NEAL, Patrick

PATRICK O'NEAL PASSES AWAY ~ Was Market Master and Baliff to Petit Jury ~ HE DIED THIS MORNING ~ He Was One of the Best Known Men in The County ~ He Was a Faithful Offical and Citizen of High Repute
Mr Patrick O'Neal, one of the oldest and best known citizens in the county, died this morning shortly after 3 o'clock at his home, 71 S Mechanic St, in the 73rd year of his age. The deceased had been ill for several months with a complication of diseases and grew gradually worse until the end. Mr O'Neal was market master and baliff to the petit jury at the time of his death. Both positions brought him into contact with people from every section of the county, hence he had a very wide acquaintance. As baliff to the petit jury for a period of about 20 years, he was a faithful officer and endeared himself to all members of the Circuit Court, the members of the bar, the clerks and all who had business at the Court House during the trail of cases. As Market Manager, he was also a careful and painstaking official. He served off and on several times prior to his last appointment to that position. A native of Ireland he located in Cumberland when quite a young man with his father, the late Patrick(sic) O'Neal and his brother, the late Dennis O'Neal. He was a butcher by trade and for many years in droving and butchering cattle. He was never married. He was a man who attended strictly to business and was well like. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary and Miss Ella O'Neal with whom he made his home. The funeral will take place at nine clock Saturday morning from St Patrick's Church. He was an uncle of Mr Michael O'Neal, the well known news dealer on North Liberty Street.

NB: The name is also spelled O'Neill and O'Neil in various records.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Maryland., Thursday, July 22, 1909 - pg 1, col 4
Find A Grave Memorial# 179684215
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 26, 2017

O'NEIL, Miss Anna M.

Miss Anna M. O'Neil, 66 years age, died last night at the home of her niece, Mrs. Raymond Dolan, 903 Fayette Street. She is also survived by a brother, Harry O'Neil.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, April 16, 1925 - pg 9, col 2
Find A Grave Memorial# 129831958
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Posted May 26, 2017

O'NEILL, Mrs. Barbara Gillspie

DIED IN MCKEESPORT ~ Mrs O'Neill Died At Her Home In McKeesport
Mrs Barbara O'Neill died Saturday at her home in McKeesport.  Mrs O'Neill was in her 75th year and had been in failing health for many months past.  She was the widow of Michael O'Neill who operated Cumberland's first meat packing house where the Janevy building now stands on South Centre Street.  Mr O'Neill died in this city about forty years ago.  He was a brother of Dennis and Patrick O'Neill, both of whom are now dead and of Misses Ella and Mary Ann O'Neill, who reside on South Centre Street.  About ten years ago, after the death of her husband, Mrs Barbara O'Neill moved with her family to McKeesport and they have resided there ever since.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters.  The body will be brought to this city tomorrow on B & O Train No 6 arriving at 12:40.  The funeral will take place immediately after the arrival of the train with services at St Patrick's church and interment will be in St Patrick's cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 16, 1911 - pg 3, col 3
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Posted May 26, 2017

O'NEILL, Mrs. Catherine Morrow

RIPE OLD AGE. Mrs. Catharine O'Neill Dies at Washington, Pa. at Age of 91.
Mrs. Catharine O'Neill, widow of the late Edmund O'Neill, died Tuesday at Washington, Pa, aged 91 years.  Mrs O'Neill was born in County Longford, Ireland and came to America about 60 years ago.  The family resided in this city for many years, going to Washington, Pa, 15 years ago.  She was the mother of 15 children, of whom seven now survive, Bernard of Pittsburg; James of Bedford County, John of Westernport; Mrs Martin Mulligan of Kasota, Minn, Mrs Thomas Farrell of Washington, Edward of Washington, Pa and Robert of Tylerdale.  She is also survived by about 60 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.  East Wheeling street, Washington. Pa., and the interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 5, 1907, pg 1, col 4
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(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 7, 2016

O'NEILL, Dennis E.

Coroner O'Neill Passes Away ~ Death Came This Morning After Much Suffering ~ A FORMER MARKET MASTER ~ He Was Appointed Coroner by Governor Warfield to Succeed the Late Theodore Ogle— Lived in Cumberland Nearly All His Life.
Coroner Dennis O’Neill died this morning at I0:25 o'clock at his late residence on South Mechanic street, after weeks of suffering, aged 65 years.  The deceased was born in Limerick, Ireland, but came to this country with his parents, when small, to Cumberland, here he lived ever since.  Mr. O'Neill was a drover and butcher for many years he also served as market master under several administrations.   About the time that Governor Warfield was elected, the then coroner, the late Theodore Ogle, died and the deceased was appointed to succeed him. which office he held up to the time of his death, although for the past three months he was unable to attend to the duties of the office owing to illness.  He had suffered from dropsy more or less for a long time.  The deceased was a Democrat in politics and was well known throughout the county.  He married Miss Elizabeth Grannan, who. together with the following children, survive: Mrs. Nora Kerns. Baltimore, and Michael F. O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, K. P. O'Neill and W. H. O’Neill. Patrick O'Neill, bailiff at the court house, is a brother, and Misses Mary and Ella O’Neill, who live on South Mechanic Street are sisters. of the deceased.  The funeral will take place Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St Patrick's church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, November 25, 1905 - pg 8, col 1
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Posted May 26, 2017

O'NEILL, Dennis R.

 07 Feb 1879 Yesterday, Dennis R O'Neill, aged 24 years, died and the funeral is today. The funeral is from the St Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev Father Satori celebrating a Mass and burial in the church graveyard.

07 February 1879; Excerpts from The Cumberland Times - transcribed by Charles Often - 1879
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(Courtesy Pat Dailey)
Posted June 3, 2017

O'NEILL, Edward F.

Edward F. O'Neill, 62 of 20 North Smallwood street, died suddenly this morning. In poor health, he had returned from North Carolina where he had been working last night. He was a plumber. A native of Cumberland, he was the son of the late Edward F and Mary Ann (Kane) O'Neill. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are a son, James R O'Neill: three brothers; Thomas A, Hugh Patrick and Joseph Francis O'Neill: three sisters; Mrs Joseph M Weaver, Mrs Karl C Muller and Mrs Emma Goetz.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, July 23, 1942 - pg 11, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

O'NEILL, Edward Francis, Jr.

"Edward Francis O'Neill, Jr., 23, died this morning at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. O'Neill, 28 Greene Street. Besides his grandmother, Mr. O'Neill is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline O'Neill, and by his father, Edward F. O'Neill, a member of the firm Woodyard and O'Neill, this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery."
"Cumberland Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 25 Oct 1928
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 4, 2010

O'NEILL, Miss Ellen

Miss Ellen O'Neill, 82 years of age, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 217 South Mechanic street. She is survived by a sister. Miss Mary A. O'Neill, and a nephew, Michael F. O'Neill. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. It is requested that floral tributes be omitted.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 13, 1925 - pg 9, col 3
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Posted May 26, 2017

O’NEILL, Miss Ellie

Miss Ellie O'Neill died January 18th at the home of her brother at Mt. Savage, Md.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010

O'NEILL, Mrs Elizabeth Grannon

Mrs Elizabeth O'Neill, 78 years of age, widow of D E O'Neill, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Michael F O'Neill, 217 Fayette St, following a stroke of apoplexy just before noon. Mrs O'Neill is survived by two other sons, Edward P O'Neill, Johnstown, Pa and Eugene E O'Neill, San Francisco, Cal. She also leaves two sisters and one brother: Mrs Catherine Phillips and Mrs Fanny Mullen, San Francisco and Eugene E Grannan, Baltimore. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St Patrick's Catholic church of which Mrs O'Neill was a member. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family requests that floral tributes be omitted.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 14, 1925 - pg 9, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 22, 2014)

O'NEILL, Miss Florence

Funeral of Miss O'Neill
The remains of Miss Florence O'Neill, daughter of Mrs. Barbara'O'Neill, of McKeesport, Pa, who died in that city yesterday at noon, will arrive in this city on train No. 6 over the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at 12:47 tomorrow. They will be taken direct from the train to St. Patrick's church, where services will be held and thence to the cemetery of that church.  The pallbearers will be Robert Birmingham, J. V. McKenna, T. S. Kean, Thomas Footer, W. Yarnall and P. J.Murphy.  The deceased was a niece of Coroner Dennis O'Neill and was well known in this city

Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, October 6, 1905 - pg 8, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 125664158
(Courtesy Pat Dailey)
Posted June 3, 2017

O'NEILL, George A.

Funeral George A O'Neill
Funeral services for George A O'Neill, aged 47, son of Edward and Mary O'Neill who died yesterday at his home, 27 Williams street, will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, February 7, 1933 - pg 6, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey
Posted November 24, 2012

O'NEILL, John E.

"Cumberland, Aug. 16-John E. O'Neill, 70, died suddenly of a paralytic stroke last night at his home, 509 Woodside avenue. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary E. O'Neill; three sons, Edward, John L., and Richard F. O'Neill; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Davis, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Mrs. Valys T. Jay and Miss Genevieve M. O'Neill, all of Cumberland; one brother, Richard O'Neill, of Piedmont; and eight sisters, Mrs. Emma Combs, of Westernport; Mrs. Josephine Hughes, of Moorefield, W. Va.; Mrs. Martha Howard, of Bloomington; Mrs. Sarah McGoye and Miss Clara O'Neill, of Piedmont; Miss Katie Sherry and Miss Rose O'Neill, of this city."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 21 Aug 1941
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011

O'NEILL, John M.

Funeral services for John M. O'Neill, held this morning, at 9 o'clock, at St. Patrick's Catholic church, were largely attended. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Cuddy. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery. The pallbearers were: Ralph Clark, Espie Hext, Clyde McKenzie, George Minnicks, John Mitchell and Richard Willison. Relatives attending from out-of-town were: Mrs. Vincent Foster, East McKeesport, Pa., and Thomas Morrissey, Jr, and sister, Mary, of Swissvale, Pa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, May 15, 1930 - pg 8, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

O'NEILL, John Thomas

"Mr. John Thomas O'Neil died suddenly at his home on Piedmont hill Saturday, of last week, March 20, following an illness of about a year, aged 67 years. Mr. O'Neil had been a miner. He is survived by his wife and ten children. They are Mrs. Sarah McGoye, Mrs. Emma Coombs, Mrs. Martha Howard, Mrs. Wesley Taylor, Mrs. Katie Sharry, Misses Clara, Rose and Josephine, and Richard and John O'Neil. The funeral service were (sic) conducted on Tuesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church by Rev. John E. Horstkamp."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 26 Mar 1915
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011

O'NEILL, Mrs. Margaret Birmingham

Margaret O'Neill, aged 66, a native of Baltimore, died in the Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa., of burns she sustained at her home, her clothing having become Ignited when she started a gas fire in a grate, at an early hour. Barking of a dog, a household pet, aroused other members of the family to find Mrs. O'Neill fatally burned and the room on fire.  The flames were quickly subdued.  Mrs. O'Neill was the widow of Edward O'Neill, who died about seven years ago. The family moved to Washington from Cumberland, about 30 years ago. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ellen Birmingham.  She is survived by two sons and three daughters, also one sister, Miss Catherine Birmingham, Cumberland, and Daniel Birmingham, Pittsburgh, and John Birmingham, Cumberland.  The funeral was held Monday morning from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Washington, Pa.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, May 4, 1926 - pg 9, col 1
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(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 7, 2016

O'NEILL, Mrs. Mary Ann Kean

Mrs. Mary Ann O'Neill, 84, widow of Edward O'Neill, 233 Averitt avenue, died last night after an illness of two weeks. She was a native of Cumberland and a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Kean. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are four sons, Edward P., Thomas H., Hugh P. and Joseph F. O'Neill; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph W. Weaver, Mrs. Karl C. Miller and Mrs. George W. Goetz; a brother, Patrick E. Kean, all of Cumberland: a sister, Mrs Thomas Morrissey, Swissvale, Pa; fifteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 19, 1940 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

O'NEILL, Rev. Richard

DEATH SUDDENLY CALLS REV. RICHARD O'NEILL ~ Rector of St Michael's, Frostburg. Expires at Allegany Hospital, Where He Was Under Observation.
The Rev Richard O'Neill, aged 64, for the past seven years rector of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, died, suddenly this morning at 7:30 o'clock at Allegany Hospital where he had been under observation and treatment.  He had been feeling badly for about two weeks and entered the hospital Tuesday.  Father O'Neill went to Frostburg from St Patrick's Church, Baltimore.  He had previously been pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church, Washington.  He succeeded the late Rev Stephen J Clarke as pastor at Frostburg.  Just this week the Rev John A Quinn, who was ordained Tuesday, was appointed assistant to Father O'Neill at Frostburg.  Since the transfer of Rev John J Donlon to Brunswick, St Michael's Church had no assistant and priests from Sts Peter and Paul Monastery, Cumberland, had assisted at St Michael's.  Father O'Neill .had been a priest 32 years. He was first stationed at Immaculate Conception, Washington, for two years. Then he went to St. Patrick's where he was assistant for 20 years.  From St Patrick's he was sent to Frostburg.  He was a classmate of Rev Thomas E Gallagher, pastor of St Peter's Church, Washington.  The body was taken to Frostburg this afternoon and will remain at St. Michael's parochial residence until Monday morning, when it will be removed to the church, where it will lay In state until the hour of the funeral.  Burial wilt be In St. Patrick's cemetery, Mount. Savage. Father O'Neill is survived by two brothers, William and James O'Neill, Baltimore, and one sister, Miss Mary O'Neill, Mount Savage.  Father O'Neill will be remembered for his last public appearance in Cumberland.  He attended the dinner at the Fort Cumberland when the Jewish Relief campaign was launched and was a liberal contributor.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 29, 1920 - pg 6, col 2
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Posted May 7, 2016

O'NEILL, Thomas

Thomas A O'Neill, 86, of 619 North Centre Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Kean) O'Neill. He was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church. A retired pipe fitter, he was a member of Steamfitters Local 489. Surviving are a niece, Mrs James A Clark, with whom he resided. Two brothers, Hugh P and Joseph F O'Neill, city and a sister, Mrs Karl C Muller, Hyattsville. The body is at the Stein's Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday, 9 a.m. at St Patrick's church with interment in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, November 18, 1968 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 24, 2012

ONION, Mrs. Gertrude Angela Coulehan

The remains of Mrs. Gertrude Angela Onion, wife of Mr. Harry Lee Onion, who died Saturday at the home of her brother-in-law, Mr. Lewis G. Onion, York road, near Govanstown, yesterday were taken to her late home in Cumberland, for burial. Mrs. Onion was a Miss Coulehan, daughter of the late Judge Coulehan, of Cumberland. She was married to Mr. Onion at her home on October 26, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Lucian Johnson, of the Catholic University, at Washington, and a friend of the bride’s family. After the marriage Mr. and Mrs. Onion went North on a wedding trip, returned several weeks ago and made their home with the groom's brother, on the York Road. Her ailment was kidney trouble, which ended her life. The remains were accompanied to Cumberland by her two sisters, Misses Regina and Anna Coulehan and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lewis G. Onion. Mr. James P. Gaffney, another brother-in-law, went to Cumberland Saturday to make arrangements for the funeral, which will take place this morning. Henry W. Mears And Son had charge of the funeral.
Baltimore Sun; Baltimore, Maryland., Monday, December 6, 1897 - pg 12, col 4
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Posted June 3, 2017

OPEL, Miss Annie

SALISBURY — Miss Annie Opel, 76, died Wednesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born in Somerset County, a daughter of the late Henry J. and Savilla Gnegy. Since 1906, Miss Opel had made her home with the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Johnston, here. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its missionary society and had been a Sunday School teacher there for many years. She was also a member of the Salisbury American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are three brothers, Eli Opel, Lebanon, Ore.; John, Accident, and William, St. Paul, Pa., and four sisters, Mrs. Sadie Dort, Lebanon, Ore.; Mrs. Alice Newman, Fairchance, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Firl, Summit Mills, Pa., and Mrs. Elizabeth Long, Louisville, Ohio. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home here, and will be taken to St. John's Lutheran Church tomorrow at 1:30 p. m. for services at 2:30 p. m. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and burial will be in IOOF Cemetery here. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. John's Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 9, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

OPEL, Earl Edward

Earl Opel, 64, of Long Stretch, who served two four-year terms as a Garrett County Commissioner, died March 15, 1984, at Fish Memorial Hospital, New Smyrna Beach Fla., while on a vacation trip in Florida. Born in Frostburg, Maryland, he was a son of the late Jacob Opel and Rose (Carey) Opel. He was the owner and operator of the Long Stretch Fruit Market. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion; a charter member of the Grantsville Lions Club, and a social member of the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beatrice (Wilhelm) Opel; three sons, Dale Opel, David Opel and Bruce Opel, all of Star Route, Frostburg; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Finnell, Portland, Ore., and four grandchildren. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where services were held by Pastor K. Almond. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Star Route, Frostburg.
Meyersdale, The Republic, March 22, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2011

OPEL, Miss Esther Margaret

ACCIDENT — Esther Margaret Opel, 91, of Accident, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at Alle Kiski Medical Center, Butler, Pa. Born July 8, 1915, in Keyser’s Ridge, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Zehner) Opel. She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Alma Opel, Mildred Wiedenheft, Edith Harman, Alverta Opel (infant), Leota Boltz and Claudine Opel; and a brother, Clyde Opel. She is the last member of her immediate family. Miss Opel was a lifelong member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, M.S., in Accident, from date of baptism Aug. 29, 1915 and confirmed on May 26, 1929. She was a Sunday school teacher for more than 40 years and member of the Ladies Aid Society and Secretary of Congregation. She was a graduate of Grantsville High School in 1931 and Frostburg State College in 1935, as a member of the first class with a B.S. degree in Education. Miss Opel taught for 40 years in Garrett County Schools. She is a member of Garrett County Retired Teachers Association and Maryland Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at St. Johns Lutheran Church, M.S., Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Douglas Kabell officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to St. Johns Memorial Fund or charity of choice.
abt. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014

OPEL, Jacob

Frostburg, Oct. 10 — Jacob Opal[sic], 65, Long Stretch, Route 40, injured yesterday when he fell from the hay loft of his barn, died last night at Miners' Hospital of a fractured skull. The farm, which he operated for many years, was located opposite the Colonial Inn. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his widow, the former Miss *Loretta Carey, are four sons, Leslie Opal, Salisbury, Pa.; Russell Opal, Baltimore; Earl Opal, who is serving in the United States Army in New Jersey, and William, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Blanch Finnell, Portland, Oregon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 10, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

Note: Obituary below gives wife's name as "Rose Elizabeth Carey"

OPEL, Mrs. Rose Elizabeth Carey

Salisbury, Pa., July 17 - Mrs. Rose Elizabeth (Carey) Opel, 63, died at her home near here last Saturday. She had been in ill health since April. The deceased was born May 28, 1883, in Garrett county, Md., a daughter of James and Ada (Blocher) Carey. Her husband, Jacob H. Opel, died in 1942. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Finnell, of Portland, Ore., and four sons, Lester, Elk Lick Township; and William, Earl and Russell, all of Frostburg. She was a sister of Mrs. Annie McKenzie of Frostburg, Mrs. Mary Robertson of LaVale, Mrs. Hazel Meese of Frostburg, and John and Allen Carey, also of Frostburg. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2011

OPEL, Simon E.

Simon E. Opel, 66, of Bittinger, died yesterday at his home. He had been ill some time. A native of Garrett County, he was born April 25, 1894, a son of the late Peter and Mary (Brenneman) Opel. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Opel; five sons, Bernard Opel, Pendleton, W. Va.; James Opel, Accident; Blaine Opel, Canton, Ohio; and Robert and Simon Opel, both at home; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Brenneman, Bittinger; Mrs. Verna Glotfelty of McHenry; Mrs. Fern Bowser, Hutton, Md.; Mrs. Melda Georg, Accident; Mrs. Norma Markley, Oakland; three brothers, Daniel Opel, Lamberton, Pa.; Albert Opel, Akron; Herman Opel, Accident; three sisters, Mrs. Susie Orndorff and Mrs. Leah Beitzel, both of Accident, and Mrs. Annie Tressler, Mt. Lake Park; 26 grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Glade Mennonite Church, with Rev. I. K. Metzler and Rev. Melvin Beiler. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010


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