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ORD, Mrs. Anna E. McFarlane

"PIEDMONT-Mrs. Anna E. Ord, 80, widow of George P. Ord, died last night at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Stine, 3 Dundee Street. She was born in Northumberland County, England, a daughter of the late Robert and Sarah McFarlane, and came to this country in 1904. She settled in Beryl and has resided in this section ever since. Mrs. Ord was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving, besides Mrs. Stine, are three sons, Harry and George P. Ord, both of Westernport, and Charles Ord, Arthurdale; and five other daughters, Mrs. James Douglass, Morgantown; Mrs. Thomas Devine, Westernport; Mrs. Sarah Mclntyre, Cumberland; Mrs. John Crist, Tyrone, Pa., and Mrs. Frances Stine, Omaha, and a grandson."
Cumberland Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 9 Nov 1952
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011


ORD, Harry P., Sr.

"Harry P. Ord Sr., 78, died Friday in the Martinsburg Veterans Administration Center. Born in England, December 4,1898, Mr. Ord is survived by one son, Harry P. Ord Jr., Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Streets, Springfield, W. Va., and Mrs. Betty Hartman, Burlington, W. Va.; two brothers, George P. Ord, Westernport, and Charles Ord, Arthurdale, W. Va.; three sisiers, Mrs. Sarah Mclntyre, Cumberland, Dorothea Sline, Westernport, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stine, Tyler, Texas; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, is in charge of arrangements."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland 24 Jul 1977
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 16, 2011

ORDNER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs Charles

The funeral of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ordner, who died at Blaine, W. Va., took place on Friday on the arrival of the Western Maryland train at 11:51. Interment was made in Philos cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times,  Saturday, January 15, 1916, page 7, col. 5
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 20, 2015

ORENDORF, Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen Orendorf, 86, LaVale, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his residence. Born Oct. 21, 1916, in Jennings, he was a son of the late Simon and Anna (Beachy) Orendorf. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cumberland. A retired salesman, he was most recently employed by Economy Wholesale Grocery. He was a member of Woodman of the World, Camp 6, Cumberland, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ruby J. (Buckel) Orendorf; two sons, Gary L. Orendorf, Gaithersburg, and Ronald P. Orendorf, Hightstown, N.J.; one sister, Ruth Spitzer, Harrisonburg, Va.; two grandchildren; andtwo great-grandchildren. A memorial service was conducted at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cumberland, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, with Pastor John Duffus officiating. Interment was in Bittinger Cemetery, Bittinger. Arrangements were handled by the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either the American Cancer Society or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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Friday, Oct. 3, 2003; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014

ORENDORF, Simon J.

GRANTSVILLE — Services for Simon J. Orendorf, 77, who died Friday at Springfield State Hospital, were conducted this afternoon at the Cassleman Mennonite Church, by Rev. Roy Kingsinger. Interment was in the church cemetery. Born at Bittinger, May 2, 1878, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sara (Bittinger) Orendorf. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Orendorf, a son, Paul Orendorf, Cumberland; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Spitzer, Edon, Va.; a brother, Asa Orendorf, Bittinger; two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Stanton and Mrs. Elizabeth Bittinger, both of here; and three grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 23, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

ORENDORF, Mrs. Susie E. Opel

Mrs. Susie E. Orendorf, of here, died yesterday at her home. She had been in ill health one year. A native of Bittinger, she was born April 18, 1889 a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Brenneman) Opel. She was a member of the Maple Glen Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Howard Orendorf, of Largo, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Mable Platter, Salem Va., and Mrs. Helen Thompson, Keyser; three brothers, Albert Opel, Akron; Daniel Opel, Masontown, Pa., and Herman Opel, of Accident; two sisters, Mrs. Leah Beitzel, Accident, and Mrs. Annie Tressler, Mt. Lake Park; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Glade Mennonite Church by Rev. Ivan Miller and Rev. Melvin Biler. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 5, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

ORNDORF, Ralph W.

Ralph W. Orndorff, 62, of Ellerslie was found dead Thursday at his home. He was born in Mt. Savage, a son of the late Louis and Mary (Hogamire) Orndorff. Mr. Orndorff was employed as custodian at Northeast School. Survivors include his widow, Katharine (Barncord) Orndorff; four daughters, Mrs. Diana Kay Scritchfield, Mrs. Charles Logue and Mrs. Dale See, all of here; Mrs. Bonnie Jean Ruby, Baltimore; six sons, Richard and Paul Printy, both of here; Lynwood and Robert Printy, both of RD 1, Hyndman; Francis and Gerald Printy, both of Cumberland; two brothers, Raymond Orndorff, Mt. Savage; Robert Ford, Hoy, W. Va.; one sister, Miss Virginia Hogamire, California; 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Gene R. Perry will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The Cumberland News, April 24, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 30, 2011

ORNER, George H.

George H. Orner, 55, of Salisbury RD 1, died May 24, 1972, at his home. Born in Avilton, Md., he was a son of the late Samuel and Mabel (McKenzie) Orner. An employee of the S. J. Groves and Sons Construction Company, he was an associate member of the Salisbury American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the LOOM Lodge 76, Meyersdale, and FOE Aerie 965, Falls Creek. Surviving are his widow, the former Viola Wilt; a son, Roger Orner, Meyersdale; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Miller, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Helen Hollada, Salisbury RD 1; Mrs. Shelva Conn, Meyersdale; Mrs. JoAnn Weimer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Mrs. Shirley Anderson, Dickerson, Md.; 21 grandchildren; also a brother, Harry Orner, Salisbury RD 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Nelle Harding, Salisbury; and Mrs. Margaret Baer, Salisbury RD 1. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. David E. Fetter. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 25, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010

ORNER, Harry H.

Harry H. Orner, 70, Salisbury, died Dec. 3, 1983, in Cleveland Clinic. He was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Elk Lick Township, son of late Samuel and Marie (Crowe) Orner. He was preceded in death by wife, former Dorothy Mae Klavuhn. He is survived by two sons: Jack H., Salisbury; and William L., Grantsville RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Linda Baker, Cresaptown, Md.; and eight grandchildren. Also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Baer, Salisbury RD 1; and Mrs. Nola McKenzie, Grantsville RD 1; two half-brothers; Charles Dishong, Texas; and Orville Dishong, Latrobe. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury; founder and part owner of Orner and Sons Trucking, Inc. Friends were received at Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury where services were held with the Rev. David E. Fetter officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery.
The New Republic December 8, 1983
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 5, 2012

ORNER, Samuel H.

Grantsville, Md., Jan. 10 — Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton, Md., for Samuel H. Orner, 77, who died Thursday afternoon, in his home near Salisbury, Pa. Rev. Father George Omer offlciated and interment was in the church cemetery. Born in Cambria County, Pa, Mr. Orner was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs George Orner. His wife, the former Sarah May Belle McKenzie, died several years ago. Surviving are four ohildren, Mrs. Mary Baer, Greenville Twp.; Mrs. Nellie Dishong, Salisbury, Somerset county; Harry, residing in Ohio; and George, Salisbury. He was a brother of Mrs. Tilley Reger, Johnstown, and Mrs. Elizabeth Dishong, Frostburg, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Agnes Cavanaugh

O'Rourke, Mrs Agnes Cavanaugh, wife of John L O'Rourke, died on Friday, April 7th. The body is at the home, East Main St; Lonaconing where friends and relatives will be received. Funeral on Monday, April 10th with mass in St Mary's church at 9:30 a.m. Interment at St Mary's cemetery. Arrangements by Eichhorn Funeral Services.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, April 9, 1944 - pg 23, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010


O'ROURKE, Mrs. Ann McHugh

Eckhart, Md - Jan 15 - Mrs. Michael O'Rourke, an aged and highly respected lady of Eckhart, died at her home in Eckhart late Monday night from old age and other complications, Mrs. O'Rourke was over eighty years old; She was born in Ireland, coming here when, young. She was the widow of Michael O'Rourke, who died eight years ago, Mrs. O'Rourke had lived continuously in Eckhart, and was known far and wide, and liked by all. Two sons James, at home, and Prof. Patrick O'Rourke of Frostburg, survive, and Miss Mary O'Rourke, of Baltimore, and Mrs, Walker, of Virginia. The funeral will occur today (Wednesday) from her late home in Eckhart. High mass for the repose of her soul will be sung by Rev. Father Cuddy in St Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery on Mt. Pleasant street, Frostburg.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, January 15, 1913 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 7, 2013

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Catherine Naughton

BARTON — Mrs. Catherine O'Rourke; 78, widow of Martin P. O'Rourke, died this morning in Cumberland. A native of Barton she was born May 9, 1879 a daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dailey) Naughton. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, James J. O'Rourke, of here; two brothers, Frank E. Naughton, Cumberland, and James G. Naughton, Westernport, and a granddaughter. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home in Westernport. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - December 9, 1957 - pg 9
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
(Posted November 22, 2013)


O'ROURKE, Mrs. Catherine Naughton

Requiem high mass for Mrs Catherine O'Rourke, of Barton, sister of James Naughton of Westernport was celebrated yesterday at 10:30 a.m. in St Peter's Catholic church, Westernport. The Rev Charles Quinn, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the mass. Interment was in St Mary's cemetery, Lonaconing. A daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Dailey) Naughton, Mrs O'Rourke was born in Barton, may 9, 1879. She was the widow of Martin P O'Rourke and a member of St Gabriel's Catholic church, Barton. Survivors include a son, James J O'Rourke, of Barton: two brothers; James Naughton of Westernport and Frank E Naughton of Cumberland and one granddaughter. Pallbearers were Cooper McCormick, Joseph Howell, Lionel Clark, Clement Logsdon, Leo Bradley and Marcus Naughton.
The Herald; Piedmont, Mineral Co, WVa -December 12, 1957
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

(Posted November 22, 2013)

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Elizabeth McMahon

"Mrs. Elizabeth O'Rourke, formerly of Midland, Md., died Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock in her home, House 31, Buffington, of heart trouble. Mrs. O'Rourke is survived by her husband, Patrick O'Rourke; six children, Olive, George, Hugh, Isabelle and Betty, all at home and Mrs. John Cassidy of New Salem; her mother, Mrs. George McMahon and a brother, Peter McMahon, both of Midland and another brother, Frank of Bellingham, Wash. One grandchild also survives. Funeral services will be held in St. Procopius R C church in New Salem Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock followed by burial in St Michael's cemetery at Frostburg, Md."
"Daily News Standard" Uniontown, Pennsylvania 2 Dec 1929
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009

O'ROURKE, Miss Ellen

Lonaconing, Jan. 23.—Miss Ellen O'Rourke, 57, of Watercliffe street, died yesterday in Miners' Hospital of Frostburg, where she has been a patient for nearly nine weeks, following a fall from a chair at her home whlch fractured her leg. She is survived by one sister, Mayme O'Rourke and three brothers, John J Sr and Joseph O'Rourke of this city and Patrick O'Rourke of Walfenburg, Colorado. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev Patrick J Bradley, pastor, in charge. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 23, 1936 - pg 8, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010
  

O'ROURKE/ROURKE, Frank

Died
At the residence of his father, Eckhart, Md., of typhoid fever, Saturday morning, July 4, 1891, Frank Rourke, aged 26 years, son of Michael Rourke.
Published Saturday, July 11, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 18 2015

O'ROURKE, George P.

"George P. O'Rourke, 47, died suddenly early yesterday morning at his home, 1912 Frederick Street. He was an assistant supervisor in the textile department of the Amcelle plant of Celanese Fibers Company. Mr. O'Rourke was a native of Midland, and a son of the late Patrick and Elizabeth (McMahon) O'Rourke. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and was a member of Cumberland Council 856, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth C. (O'Neal) O'Rourke; two sons, William P. O'Rourke, with the Navy at Yorktown, Va., and Charles W. O'Rourke at home; a daughter, Miss Betty O'Rourke, at home and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Schaffer, San Mateo, Cal., Mrs. John Reagan, New Salem, Pa., and Mrs. Clara Cassidy, Masontown, Pa. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home. Requiem Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Marius Elsener, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The La Salle Mothers Club will recite the Rosary tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Holy Name Society of SS. Peter and Paul Church and the Knights of Columbus will recite the Rosary at 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral chapel."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 11 Apr 1960
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009
 

O'ROURKE, Harry L.

"WESTERNPORT - Harry L. O'Rourke, Sr., 64, of 422 Maryland Avenue, died yesterday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient two months. Born in Midland, he was employed by the Chessie System at the Brunswick shops. His parents were the late Martin and Margaret (McVeigh) O'Rourke. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and St Peter's Catholic church. Surviving are his widow, Pauline (Tucci) O'Rourke; a son Harry L O'Rourke, Jr, Shenandoah Junction, W. Va,; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Dailey, McCoole; two brothers, John O'Rourke, Kensington and William O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Colo and three grandchildren. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The rosary will be recited there today at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 am at St Peter's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, 19 Apr 1974
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009


 

Hugh O'Rourke

O'ROURKE, Hugh

The death of Mr. Hugh O'Rourke, which resulted from a premature fall of coal in Mine No. 1 of the Consolidation Coal Co., yesterday morning, caused much regret in this community, where he was well known having been raised in Eckhart. Hugh O'Rourke was born in Allegany county, near Eckhart ...years ago. He was the son of Michael O'Rourke, and is survided by his widow, who was a Miss Willison, of Eckhart, and one son and three daughters, all small. Three brothers survive him. They are Patrick of Frostburg, James of Eckhart and Michael of Pittsburg. The funeral will take place from St. Joseph's church, Midland, and interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery, Frostburg. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbia, which organization will have charge of the funeral.
Oct. 16, 1907, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

Hugh O'Rourke

O'ROURKE, Hugh

The funeral of Hugh O'Rourke, of Midland, whose distressing death is chronicled elsewhere in this issue, will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the late residence in Midland, proceeding to St. Joseph's church, where mass will be said at 11 o'clock. The funeral cortege will then take the 12:50(?) train for Frostburg, where interment will be made in St. Michael's cemetery. The Knights of Columbus of Midland, of which the deceased was a member, will attend the funeral, meeting at the residence at 10:30 a. m.
October 16, 1907, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

O'ROURKE. Hugh J.

Midland, Md Dec 15 - Hugh J O'Rourke, 24, former resident of Midland, died yesterday at New Salem, Pa after an illness of two weeks. Mr O'Rourke was the son of the late Elizabeth McMahon O'Rourke. He left Midland several years ago. Surviving besides his father, William Patrick O'Rourke are one brother, George P O'Rourke, Cumberland and four sisters, Alice and Betty O'Rourke, Mrs Clara Cassidy and Isabella Shaffer, all of New Salem.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, December 15, 1942 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 10, 2012

 

O'ROURKE, Hugh Martin

"Westernport-Hugh M. O'Rourke, 54, of 418 Maryland Avenue, was found dead yesterday at his home. A native of Midland, he was a son of the late Martin and Margaret (McVeigh) O'Rourke. Mr. O'Rourke was employed for a number of years at the Luke plant of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Mill and was formerly a personnel manager at the plant. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Westernport, was a graduate of St. Peter's High School and a member of the school's Alumni Association. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances (Shugart) O'Rourke; a daughter, Mrs. Emily Wilberg, Keyser; three sons, Martin F. O'Rourke, Upper Marlboro, Md., and Frank E. and Dennis J. O'Rourke, both of Harpers Ferry; three brothers, John O'Rourke, Kensington, Md., William O'Rourke, Colorado, and Harry O'Rourke, Westernport, and five grandsons. Another brother, Patrick O'Rourke, was killed in and automobile accident several years ago. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at the Funeral Home tomorrow at 8 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 in St. Peter's Catholic Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery."
"Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 16 Dec 1962
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009

O'ROURKE, James

FINAL RITES HELD ~ FOR JAMES O'ROURKE,
Frostburg, April I.—Funeral services for James O'Rourke, aged 62, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. William Walker, Baltimore, Thursday, were held from St Michaels Catholic Church. Saturday morning. Rev. Joseph D. Nolan, pastor, was celebrant of the low requiem mass and delivered the funeral sermon. The pallbearers were George Stern, John A. Sullivan, Lawrence Feldman, Thomas Sullivan, Michael Byrnes, Frostburg, and J. Herman, Baltimore. Among those attending were Mr and Mrs William Walker, Baltimore; John Farley, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Ruth Fuller, Washington. The funeral was largely attended. Interment was in the family lot in St. Michaels cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, April 2, 1933 - pg 7, col 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 146776656
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 30, 2015

O'ROURKE, Maj. James T.

"Major James T. O'Rourke, Ret., 44, formerly of Mt. Savage, died this morning in Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Chicago. Born in Midland, he was a son of Patrick O'Rourke and the late Rose (McDermitt) O'Rourke. Major O'Rourke retired recently from the Army. He enlisted in 1941 and served 46 months in North Africa. Major O'Rourke also served in Germany and Alaska. Surviving besides his father who lives with a daughter in Flemington, N.J., are his widow, Mrs. Rosemary (Noonan) O'Rourke, two brothers, Michael O'Rourke, Laurel, Md., and John O'Rourke, Washington; three sisters, Mrs. O.J. Hale, Flemington, N.J.; Mrs. Anthony Beck, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. J.L. Becker, Highstown, N.J.; four sons, James O'Rourke Jr., Joseph O'Rourke, Kevin O'Rourke and John O'Rourke, all at home, and two daughters, Mary Ann O'Rourke and Kathleen O'Rourke, both at home. Services will be conducted Monday in Chicago and the body will be transported to Arlington National Cemetery for internment."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 19 Mar 1965
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009
  

O'ROURKE, John Francis

"John Francis (Jack) O'Rourke,77 of 542 Fairview Avenue at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. O'Rourke was a retired pipefitter from Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers company. He was born May 5, 1900 Midland, the son of the late John T and Mary Ellen (Creamer) O'Rourke. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church and was an extraordinary minister of the church. He belonged to the St. Vincent dePaul Society and was one of the first members of the parish council at St. Patrick's Church. He also was a member of the St. Patrick's Senior citizen Club; Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus since 1918 and was a past grand knight of the council. He was a member of Chief Justice Taney General Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elmo (Martin) O'Rourke; one daughter, Mrs. Doris Kelly, Baltimore, one sister, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh this city and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m."
"Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, 10 Sep 1977
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009

O'ROURKE, Joseph, Sr.

Lonaconing, Md., June 1—Joseph O'Rourke, Sr., 57, died, at his home on Watercllff street, at 4;30 p. m. yesterday. Mr. O'Rourke was a life-long resident. Surviving are his widow, Tilly Marley O'Rourke and the following children: Joseph, Mamie, Helen, Michael and Thomas O'Rourke. He was a brother of John and Mamie O'Rourke, of Lonaconing, and Patrick O'Rourke, of Colorado. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick J. Bradley officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, June 1, 1936 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 5, 2013

O'ROURKE, Child of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph

FROSTBURG
Death of a Child
A child of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph O'Rourke, of Midlothian near this place, died at their home on Saturday and was buried on Sunday in the McLuckie cemetery, near Frostburg. Services were conducted by Rev. Jno. Clymer, of Hancock, who is visiting his son, Dr. F. L. Clymer at Midlothian.
Evening Times - Cumberland, MD - Tuesday, September 29, 1908 - Page 10
(Courtesy of Bob Thompson)
Posted July 22, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Joseph Edward

The Rev. John Tierney S S, Baltimore was a celebrant of a requiem high mass this morning in St. Patrick's Church for his brother-in-law, Joseph Edward O'Rourke, 37, of 218 Park street, who died early Sunday morning. Interment was made in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were Michael O'Neil, Neil McGinn, Robert Murray, William Lippold, Walter Martin, Monroe Sharer and Maurice Stegmaler. Mr. O'Rourke was the husband of Mrs. Esther Tierney O'Rourke, and the son of Mrs. Mary Cramer O'Rourke and the late John O'Rourke. A native of Midland, he was employed as a salesman for the Pritchard Company, wholesale grocers. Other survivors include four brothers, Patrick A. O'Rourke, of Frostburg; John, Hugh and Ray O'Rourke, all of this city; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh, also of this city. Members of the Cumberland Lodge No, 23, B.P.O. Elks, held a memorial service at the O'Rourke home last evening.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., September 4, 1945 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted May 16, 2013

O'ROURKE, Miss Mamie V.

LONACONING—Miss Mamie V. O'Rourke, of here, died this morning in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Smith) O'Rourke. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the sodality of the parish. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 7:30 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:3o a.m. St. Mary's Church by Rev Thomas Fannon and interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, July 1, 1961 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Margaret McVeigh

Margaret O'Rourke, 83, of 422 Maryland Avenue, died this morning in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, WV, where she had been a patient two weeks. A native of Ocean, Mrs. O'Rourke had resided here since 1910. Her parents were the late Hugh and Catherine (Cavanaugh) McVeigh. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Surviving are four sons, Hugh M. O'Rourke, Westernport; William J. O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Col.; Harry L. O'Rourke, at home, and John F. O'Rourke, Kensington, Md. Her husband, Martin T. O'Rourke, died in January, 1931. The body is at the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont where a requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a. m. in St. Peter's Church. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - April 20, 1956 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010
 
 

O'ROURKE, Martin Thomas

"The funeral services for Martin T. O'Rourke, aged 59, husband of Margaret O'Rourke, who died Thursday, were held Monday morning from St. Peter's Catholic Church with interment in St. Peter's cemetery. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. William J. C. McVeigh, Oakland. Md., a brother of Mrs. O'Rourke. Rev. A Scarpati, pastor, delivered a short sermon. Monsignor James Quinn of Cumberland and Rev. William E. Kelly, Hancock, Md., were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were James A. Niland, Hugh J. O'Rourke, Samuel W. Widmer, William P. Kelly, M.P. Cosgrove and Lawrence Dunn; flower-bearers: Michael O'Rourke, Conn Shuck and P.A. Moran. Among those who attended the funeral were: Patrick O'Rourke, New Salem, W. Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Patrick Cavanaugh, National, Md., Henry McVeigh and family, John McVeigh, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Canty, Harry Dunn, Mrs. Charles McGowan, Miss Mary O'Rourke, Mr. and Mrs. John Kenny and son, John, Simon Reilly, Mrs. Garrett Burns, Isaac O'Rourke, Mrs. Patrick Manley, Mrs. Frank Burns, Midland, Md.; Mrs. James Carroll, Mrs. Frank Mullen, Miss Emily Glover, Mrs. John T. O'Rourke and family, Mrs. Bernard McGreevy, Mrs. John Malloy, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Sarah Cummins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Howard and children, Pittsburgh, Ray Fannon and Chas. Sloan, Mt. Savage, Miss Mary Cramer, Washington, D.C."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, 7 Jan 1931
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 16, 2009
 

 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Mary Ellen Creamer

Mrs. Mary Ellen O'Rourke, 82, widow of John T. O'Rourke, died yesterday evening at the home of a son, John F. O'Rourke, 542 Fairview Streel, following a lingering illness. Born at Vale Summit, a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Stanton) Creamer, Mrs. O'Rourke had resided here 32 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the parish. Surviving, besides the son with whom she resided, are three other sons: Patrick A. 0'Rourke, Frostburg; Hugh M. O'Rourke, this city and Raymond B. O'Rourke, La Vale; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Harbaugh, city; a brother, Cornelius Creamer, Tunnelton,W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. M. J. Walsh, Boston; 49 (?) grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the residence where the Sodality will recite the Rosary Tuesday at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, July 31, 1955 - pg 34, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 3, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Matilda A Marley

LONACONING — Mrs. Matilda A. O'Rourke, 79, died yesterday in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary Ann (McPartland) Marley. Her husband, Joseph O'Rourke, preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the sodality of the parish. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walter Borgman, here, and Mrs. John McKenney, Duquesne, Pa.; three sons, Joseph and Michael O'Rourke, both of here, and Thomas O'Rourke, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. John Gorman, Macon, Ga., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. Fred Duke, celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 8, 1962 - pg 22, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010
  

O'ROURKE, Michael

The funeral of Mr. Michael O'Rourke, whose death occurred Friday evening at his home in Eckhart after an illness of several months from asthma, took place Monday morning at nine o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church on Main street, of which the deceased was a life long member. Father S. J. Clark celebrated mass and conducted the burial services, speaking very highly of the deceased gentleman's past life. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers and flower bearers: J. J. Byrnes, Ed Barry, Michael Condon, Mr. Duffy, William Lee, Sr., Philip Blake, all of Eckhart Mines. Mr. O'Rourke was born in Ireland in 1830, where he resided until his removal to America, some time later, where he has spent the remainder of his life, having been engaged in different enterprises in this vicinity. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss, Patrick, Hugh, James and Michael, Jr., Misses Mary and Ella O'Rourke all of Eckhart. Many friends and relative attended the funeral from out of town. He was 75 years old.
Published Thursday, June 8, 1905 in THE CUMBERLAND ALLEGANIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 5, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 18 2015

O'ROURKE, Michael A.

Michael A. O'Rourke, 54, Midland, died last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. John A. Malloy, 300 Magruder street, after a long illness. Mr. O'Rourke, a natlve of Midland, was a son of the late Patrick and Mary Anne (Cavanaugh) O'Rourke. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church Midland. Surviving are another sister, Miss Mary A. O'Rourke, Midland; and five brothers, Patrick F. O'Rourke, Mt Savage; James C. O'Rourke, Glen Ellen, Cal., and Hugh J., Martin P and Isaac P O'Rourke Midland The body has been taken to the O'Rourke home in Midland.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, March 22, 1940 - pg 13. col 4.
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010

O'ROURKE, Michael A.

Rites for Michael A, O'Rourke
Funeral services for Michael A. O'Rourke, Midland, who died in Cumberland Thursday night, were conducted Monday morning at St. Joseph's Church, Midland. Rev. Elmer Fisher, pastor, officiated at a Requiem High Mass. Rev. Francis J, McKowen, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Cumberland, and Rev. Simon Kenny, St. Mary's Church, Hagerstown, were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were John O'Rourke, Hugh O'Rourke, Victor Malloy, Gerard Malloy, Cumberland; James O'Rourke, Mt. Savage, and Charles McGown, Midland, all nephews. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, March 26, 1940 - pg 9, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Patrick

PATRICK O'ROURKE, 74, EDUCATOR, DEAD
Former Principal of State Normal Expires At Frostburg After Long Illness.
Frostburg, Md., Oct. 22—The funeral of Patrick O'Rourke, aged 74 years, well known educator and fossil collector, who died yesterday afternoon from old age complications, will be held from St. Michael's Catholic Church on Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph A. Weber, assistant pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. O'Rourke had been ill for some months and early this week his condition became gradually weaker. He died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, 83 West Union street. The immediate members of his family were at his bedside. Mr. O'Rourke was born at Washington Hollow, near Eckhart, April 3,1856. He attended school until nine years of age and then sought work in the coal mines. Following study at night by candle light, eager for an education, he passed an examination to teach in the public schools when he was 21. His first school was at Pompey Smash, near Vale Summit. Teaching seven years he decided that he should seek a higher education and attended the Danville Normal College, Danville, Ind., where he received his bachelor's degree and also became highly interested in the study of geology. He started his huge collection of fossils while attending Danville Normal in 1886. From that date up to present time over 5000 fossils were collected, ranging in size from a hickory nut to large stone weighing several hundred pounds. Shortly prior to his death he had planned to bequeath the same to the Maryland Academy of Science, Baltimore. On numerous occasions he had requests to place his collection on exhibition in New York and Washington. Returning to Allegany County he began teaching at Grahamtown public school, later at Hill Street School and was then made assistant superintendent of public schools in the county. He was later made a member of the State Normal School faculty and for one year served as principal of the school rounding up his educational career with 12 years of service at Normal. Retiring in 1927. Mr O'Rourke is survived by his widow, Mrs Annie O'Rourke, two daughters, Mrs Ruth Fuller, Washington, D.C. and Miss Anna O'Rourke at home; one brother and one sister, James O'Rourke and Mrs William Walker of Baltimore, both of whom arrived at the O'Rourke's this morning.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 23, 1930 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 7, 2013

O'ROURKE, Patrick A.

O'Rourke Services
Frostburg - A Mass of the Resurrection for Patrick A O'Rourke, 76, of Frost Village, who died Sunday will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
A Christian Wake will be conducted at the funeral home today at 8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Edward Jackson, John Riley, Thomas Harbaugh, Patrick J. O'Rourke, Steven South and Bryson Beal.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, November 28, 1972 - pg 16, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010

O'ROURKE, Patrick Francis

MT. SAVAGE — Patrick Francis O'Rourke, 95, formerly of here, died Thursday at Princeton (N.J.) Medical Center. He had resided the past 20 years with a daughter, Mrs. 0. J. Hale in Flemington, N.J. Born in Ocean, he was a son of the late Patrick F. and Mary Ann (Cavanaugh). O'Rourke. His wife, Rose (McDermitt) O'Rourke, died in 1955. As a young man, he worked 12 years on the Union Pacific Railroad when it was being expanded into Mexico. Besides his daughter, Catherine Hale, he is survived , by two other daughters, Mrs. Rose Becker, Highstown, N.J., and a daughter Mrs. Margaret Beck, Kansas City; two sons, Michael O'Rourke, Laurel and Thomas O'Rourke, Silver Spring, 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A Christian wake will be held there tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St Patrick's Catholic Church here. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lt Michael O'Rourke, James O'Rourke, Edward Malloy, Victor Mallory, Alonzo O'Neal and James Hotchkiss.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, November 22, 1975 - pg 7, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 13, 2014

O'ROURKE, Patrick W.

O'ROURKE, PATRICK W. aged 70, of House 81 Buffington, died Wednesday, January 25, 1950 at 1:55 p.m. He was well known in Buffington, where, he had resided for the past 25 years. He was a member of St. Procopius R. C. Church: and U.M.W.A., Palmer, Local 6548. His wife Elizabeth O'Rourke preceded him in death in 1929 and a son Hugh in 1942. Surviving are these children, Mrs. Alice Whited of Briers Hill, Mrs. Clara Cassidy of Edenborn, George of Cumberland, Md., Mrs. Isabel Shaffer of San Mateo. Cal., Mrs. Betty Reagan, at home; twenty two grand-children: one great-grandchild. Friends are being received in the late home, house 81 Buffington after 6 o'clock Thursday evening until 8:30 Saturday morning when brief services will be held followed by a Requiem High Mass in St Procopius R C church with the Rev Fr J J Skrak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, Md, under the direction of the C. B. Dearth Sons Funeral Home. New Salem.
Evening Standard; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Thursday, January 26, 1950 - pg 12, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted April 20, 2013


O'ROURKE, Patrick W.

Friends are being received in the late home, House 81, Buffington, until 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning, January 28, when brief services will be held followed by Requiem High Mass at nine o'clock in St. Procopius R. C. Church with the Rev. Fr. J. J. Skrak, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, Md., Under the direction of the C, B. Dearth sons Funeral Home, New Salem.
Evening Standard; Uniontown, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, January 27, 1950 - pg 3, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 20, 2013

O'ROURKE, Peter

Cumberland MD
Mr. Peter O'ROURKE, one of Lonaconing's oldest and most respected citizens, died yesterday morning.

Evening Times page 3, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1905

Cumberland, MD
The funeral of Mr. Peter O'ROURKE took place this morning at 8:30 from his residence on Watercliff. Solemn high mass was celebrated at St.Mary's church, Rev. J. ONCWAY officiating.
Evening Times page 2, Sept. 20, 1905
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
 

O'ROURKE, Peter

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Peter O'Rourke, Tuesday morning at his home in Denver, Colo. He was a native of Lonaconing and a resident up until 35 years ago. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs. Peter O'Rourke, natives of Ireland. Mr. O'Rourke married in Colorado. He is survived by his widow and several children and three brothers: Joseph and John O'Rourke, Lonaconlng;, and Patrick O'Rourke, Denver, and two sisters, Misses Ellen and Mayme O'Rourke, of Lonaconing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning with services and interment in Denver.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, February 5, 1931 - pg 2, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rose V. McDermitt

A requiem mass for Mrs. Rose V. (McDermitt) O'Rourke, 68, wife of Patrick F. O'Rourke, who died yesterday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Catholic Church by Rev. Michael Smyth, pastor. Funeral will take place in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Poland, Thomas Stephens, William Farrell, Edward Deffinbaugh, Charles Mulligan and Lawrence Fannon. Mrs. O'Rourke was a member of the Catholic Daughters of American and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 10 May 1955: "MT. SAVAGE
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009

 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rosemary Noonan

"Mrs. James T. O'Rourke-
Mt. Savage - Mrs. Rosemary O'Rourke, 54, of Laurel, died Friday in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington. Born in Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (McNamee) Noonan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain James T. O'Rourke. Mrs. O'Rourke attended St. Patrick's elementary School here. She was graduated from Ursuline Academy, Cumberland, and College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore. Surviving are four sons, James O'Rourke, John O'Rourke and Kevin O'Rourke, all of Laurel; Joseph O'Rourke, Chicago; two daughters Mrs. Mary Anne Heflin and Mrs. Katherine Dolce, both of Laurel, and nine grandchildren."

Sunday Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 11 Apr 1976
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted December 26, 2009


 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Rose Victoria McDermitt

Mrs. Patrick F. O'Rourke
MT. SAVAGE—Mrs. Rose Victoria O'Rourke. 68, wife of Patrick F. O'Rourke, died yesterday at her residence here after a lingering illness. Mrs. O'Rourke was a daughter of the late Francis and Katherine McDermitt of Mt Savage. Surviving in addition to her husband are seven children: Mrs James Hale, Somerville, N.J.; Mrs Jerome Becker, Highstown, N.J.; Mrs Anthony Beck, Mt Savage; Francis Patrick O'Rourke, Confluence, Pa; Lt James O'Rourke, Ft Meade; Michael O'Rourke, Laurel and John O'Rourke, Hyattsville and 17 grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs Katie Copleston and Veronica McDermitt, Mt Savage and a brother, Thomas McDermitt, Beckley, W VA. Mrs O'Rourke, a graduate of St Joseph's Hospital of Nursing, Baltimore, was a member of St Patrick's Catholic church, here. She was a graduate of the old St Catherine's College, Catonsville, Md.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., May 9, 1955 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey
Posted April 16, 2011
 

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Veronica Stakem

Mrs. Patrick A. O'Rourke
FROSTBURG - Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, 58;.wife of Patrick A O'Rourke, 274 East Main Street died last night in Miners Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Patrick and Esther (Cavanaugh) Stakem. Survivors: besides-her husband include a son, Edward J. 0'Rourke: Frostburg; a daughter, Miss Mary Esther O'Rourke, Washington: four sisters, Mrs. Margaret McDonough, Mrs. William Broderick and Mrs. Bernard Miller, all of Lonaconing, and Mrs. Frank Kelly, Cumberland, and three brothers, Thomas Stakem, Midland, and Daniel and Edward Stakem, Lonaconing. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the parish. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, October 31, 1955 - pg 14, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010

O'ROURKE, Mrs. Veronica Stakem

O'Rourke Funeral
FROSTBURG—A requiem mass for Mrs. Veronica O'Rourke, 58, wife of Patrick A. O'Rourke, 274 East Main Street, who died Sunday, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church., Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the Catholic Women's Organization of St. Michaels parish will recite the rosary today at 8 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, November 1, 1955 - pg 13, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 23, 2010
 

O'ROURKE, William

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
William O'Rourke, 47, former resident of Lonaconing and for many years a member of the Lonaconing city band, died at 10 a. m. Monday in Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland, O., following an illness of eight days. Mr. O'Rourke has lived in Cleveland for the past seven years, moving there from Lonaconing. He is survived by two sisters, the Misses Mayme and Ellen O'Rourke, at home; three brothers, John and Joseph, this place, and Patrick, of Denver, CoL The body of Mr. O'Rourke will be brought to Lonaconing, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 14, 1931 - pg 5, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 11, 2010

O'ROURKE, William Joseph

DEATHS AND FUNERALS
O'ROURKE — Mr. William O'Rourke, 2831 N. John, passed away today in a local hospital. Arrangements later.
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph; Colorado Spring, El Paso Co, Colorado, October 8, 1976 - pg 4a, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010

O'ROURKE, William Joseph

Mass of Christian Burial for William Joseph O'Rourke will be read at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. The Rosary for Mr. O'Rourke will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday in Swan Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. O'Rourke, 2821 N. John St. died here Friday. He was retired from Civil Service, having previously retired in 1967 from the Air Defense Command. He was born June 12, 1906 in Midland, Md., was married in 1939 in North Carolina,, and had lived here since 1951. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Margaret O'Rourke: two daughters, Kathy O'Rourke of Colorado Springs and Mrs. John McLaughlin of Gainesville, Fla.; a son, William Martin O'Rourke of Denver; a brother, John O'Rourke of Kensington, Md., and two grandchildren.
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph; Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, Colorado, October 9, 1976 - pg 4, col 2,3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 17, 2010
 

Name: Harry J. Orr, of Somerset
Parents: William John and Lavina Adella (Henneman) Orr
DOB: February 1, 1924, in Indiana
DOD: May 13, 2010 at the In Touch Hospice House
Spouse: Jean (Tressler) Orr
Predeceased by: parents, William John and Lavina Adella (Henneman) Orr; sisters, Stella George and Martha Ponte and first wife, Margie Jane Buterbaugh
Survived by: wife, Jean (Tressler) Orr, children, Rodney Daniel Orr and wife Kathy, and Jane E. Wells; grandchildren, Joel, Sara, Kenneth, Cody; great grandson, Elijah; step-children, Andrew J., Kevin A. Miller, Marsha Carlson and their families.
Burial: not noted

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014

 

ORR, William, Sr.

LONACONING — William (Scotty) Orr Sr., 73, of 45 Douglas Avenue, died yesterday at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. A native of Scotland, he was a son of the late Robert and Agnes (Simpson) Orr. His wife, Janet (Speir) Orr, preceded him in death. He was a retired Celanese Fibers Company employe. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Mullen, McCoole; five sons, Robert, Orr, Venezuela; William E. (Scotty) Orr Jr., deputy sheriff for Allegany County, Midland; James Orr, Monaco; Pa.; Drummond Orr, Green Belt, and Dundas Orr, College Park; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Drummond of New Jersey; three brothers, Dundas Orr, Orbisonia, Pa., John Orr, New Zealand, and James Orr, Pawtucket, R. I.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John 0. Price. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


ORRICK, Charles James

C. James Orrick, president of the J. C. Orrick & sons Co, wholesale grocers, this city, died yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at Long Beach California, where he had been for 2 years, aged 62 years. Mr. Orrick had been residing at Riverside, California with members of his family for five years.
Charles James Orrick was born in Honeywood, Berkeley Co, Va., now W. Va., November 8, 1850.

Cumb News of 31st.
Keyser Tribune, November 1, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 3, 2010
 

ORRIS, Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Elizabeth Orris, 80, of Des Moines, Iowa, a native of Frostburg, died there July 8. She was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Ryan) Sullivan, and prior to moving to Iowa was a trained nurse in the old Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland. Surviving are two daughters, a son and a sister. A number of nieces and nephews also survive here.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 12, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 21, 2012

ORT, Benjamin Andrew

Benjamin Andrew Ort, 46, died this morning while enroute to Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home, 815 Manns Terrace. Born at Borden, he was a son of William B. and Bertha May (Wilson) Ort. An employe of the Fairchild plant at Hagerstown, Mr. Ort had formerly been employed 20 years at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company plant. Mr. Ort was a member of Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Frostburg. He was a veteran of Army service during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Cora (Robertson) Ort; a son, Benjamin A. Ort Jr., at home; four daughters, Mrs. Bruce Diehl, Mt. Savage, and Misses Rosalie M., Virginia L. and Gladys J. Ort. all at home; a stepson, William E. Robertson, at home; a brother, William L. Ort, this city; two sisters, Mrs. Cantrell Campbell and Mrs. Stanley E. Davis, both of this city. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 11, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

ORT, Mrs. Bertha May Wilson

Mrs. Bertha May Ort, 62, of 815 Mann's Terrace, died last night at Memorial Hospital. She had been in ill health for about three years. A native of Frostburg, Mrs. Ort was a daughter of the late Theodore and Rebecca (Shell) Wilson. She was a member of the Women of the Moose of Frostburg. Surviving are her husband, William B. Ort; two sons, William Leroy Ort, city, and Benjamin A. Ort, Eckhart; two daughters, Mrs. Cantrill Campbell and Mrs. Stanley Davies, city; three brothers, Chester Wilson, Frostburg; Arnold Wilson, Jeanette, Pa., and George Wilson, Knapp's Meadow; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Brown, Frostburg; Mrs. George Buckalew, Borden Shaft, and Mrs. Charles Cook, city, and 16 grandchildren. The body is at the residence where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Hixson T. Bowersox, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 17, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011


ORT, Conrad B.

Frostburg, Md., Oct. 20 — Conrad B. Ort, aged 76 years, a resident of Beall street, died early this morning at the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, following an. Hospital, following an illness of several months. Born at Borden Mines, Mr. Ort worked as a blacksmith for thirty years, for the Borden Mining Company, and later entered business for himself in Frostburg. He retired about 15 years ago. He also was president of a pants manufacturing company in Frostburg, which later was dissolved. Besides his widow, Mrs. Lavernia (sic) Betz Ort, he is survived by one brother, Daniel Ort, Munhall, Pa. He was a life long member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, and for several years served as an elder. He also belonged to the Bible class.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 20, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

 


ORT, Conrad

Frostburg, Md., Oct. 22 - The funeral of Conrad Ort who died Thursday morning was held this afternoon from the home on Beall street. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul A. Weldley, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 22, 1927
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted November 3, 2012

ORT, Mrs. Ellen Whitehead

Mrs. John Ort, Sr. died yesterday at the age of 65 years, 7 months, after an illness of less than a week, from paralysis. Mrs. Ort was born in Pennsylvania, and was married to Mr. John Ort in 1862. She is survived by her husband and the following children, all residing of this place: Messrs. John Ort Jr. and Henry Ort, Mrs. John Cline, Mrs. Henry Linkan, Mrs. John Kroll and Mrs. Conrad Kroll. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Salem Reformed Church, of which she was a consistent and devoted member. Rev. G.E. Metzger, officiating. Interment will be made in the Allegany Cemetery.
Frostburg Bureau of the Evening Times, Thursday, October 24, 1907
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2011

 

ORT, Mrs. Jean Chapman

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Jean Chapman Ort, 75, widow of John Ort, died last night at Miners' Hospital. Mrs. Ort was stricken with a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Yates, on February 14. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Nellie Love, Frostburg; Mrs. Lester Beatie, Laurel; Mrs. Richard O'Leary, Philadelphia, and George Ort. A twin sister, Mrs. Mary Clise, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.; two brothers, David Chapman, Cumberland, and Joseph Chapman, Charleston, W. Va.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. She was a member of Mountain Chapter No. 15, Order of Eastern Star, and of Calanthe Temple No. 3, Pythian Sisters. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 18, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012


ORT, Mrs. Jean Chapman

FROSTBURG — Funeral services for Mrs. Jean (Chapman) Ort, 75, widow of John Ort, who died Thursday in Miners' Hospital, were held yesterday afternoon from the Hafer Funeral Home. Rev.George L. Wehler, pastor of Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church; officiated. Pallbearers, all nephews, were Walker, Lester, William, John, Francis, and Daniel Chapman, Interment was in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 21, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

ORT, John

Frostburg, Sept. 6 - John Ort, 67, former Consolidation Coal Company employe, died last night at his home, 30 Beall street, as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks ago. He was a member of Mountain City Council No. 11, Junior Order American Mechanics and Frostburg Lodge No. 248, Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jean Chapman Ort; a son, George Ort; four daughters, Mrs. Reginald Yates and Mrs. Nellie Love, this place; Mrs. Richard O'Leary, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Lester Batte, Laurel; a brother, Henry Ort, here; and three sisters, Mrs. Conrad Kroll, and Mrs. John Kroll, this place; and Mrs. Harry Zinkan, Pittsburgh. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 6, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 10, 2011

ORT, John C.

Mr. John C. Ort, one of Frostburg's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Conrad Kroll, on Washington Street, on Saturday evening. On Friday he was assisting his daughter, Mrs. Kroll, in placing some groceries on the shelf in the storeroom kept by his son-in-law, Mr. Kroll, and accidentally fell down the steps leading to the cellar, the trap door in the floor having been left open. In falling, he grabbed a box of groceries which he had been helping to place on the shelves in the store, pulling it with him, the box falling upon him, causing internal injuries which resulted in his death. Mr. Ort was 72 years of age and came to this country 66 years ago from Germany, and has lived in this vicinity ever since, except for six years he spent in Pennsylvania. He was a miner by occupation and was a steady and industrious worker, of a quiet disposition and highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by the following children, all residents of this place: Mrs. Christina Cline, Mrs. Maggie Z--man, Mrs. Nellie Kroll, Mrs. Maud Kroll, Mr. John Ort and Mr. Henry Ort. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock on Tuesday with services at the German Reformed Church on Broadway, Mr. Ort having been a member of this church for a great many years. The pastor, Rev. George E. Metzger, will officiate. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Monday, November 30, 1908, Frostburg Bureau of the Evening Times
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2010
 

ORT, Mrs. Lavina Betz

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Lavina (Betz) Ort, 93, widow of Conrad Ort, died late last night in Miners Hospital where she was admitted November 27 after suffering a fractured right hip in a fall at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. B. Williams, 51 Ormond Street, with whom she resided. A native and life resident of Frostburg, Mrs. Ort was a daughter of the late Jacob and Phillip (Heintz) Ort. She belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Guild of the congregation. Until recently, Mrs. Ort took an active part in church affairs. Besides her sister, she leaves a brother, Edward L. Betz, former Frostburg jeweler, of Kansas City, Mo., and a number of nephews and nieces, including Miss Gertrude Williams, of the Beall High School faculty, and Miss Nell Betz, Frostburg. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p. m. from the Williams residence with Rev. Justus Liesmann, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 12, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ORT, William B.

William B. Ort, 71, of 878 Sperry Terrace, died this morning at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient five weeks. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Brode) Ort. He was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and was a member of the Moose Lodge of Frostburg. Survivors include a son, William L. Ort, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Cantrill Campbell and Mrs. Stanley Davies, both of this city; a brother, Howard Ort, Zihlman; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 28, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 3, 2012

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