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SKELLY, Mrs. Ethel G. Stottlemyer

Mrs. Ethel G. Skelley, 73, of Brant Road, Cresaptown, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital following a long illness. Born in Cresaptown May 7, 1912, she was a daughter of the late James Stottlemyer and Molly (Clingerman) Stottlemyer. Mrs. Skelley was employed in the coning department of the Celanese plant from 1945 to 1947. Later she worked as a waitress at Anton's Restaurant when it was located in the Fort Cumberland Hotel. She was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, James M. Skelley; one son, James R. Skelley, Patterson Creek, W.Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Doris Wolford, Baltimore; Mrs. Barbara Schmidt, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Bonnie Horchler, Whitehouse, Tex.; a brother and sister, Kenneth Stottlemyer and Mrs. Grace Smith, both of Cresaptown; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Harold R. McClay Jr. Interment will be in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Cresaptown. Pallbearers will be Robert Horchler, Steven Horchler, Jack Horchler, Rick Skelley, David Schmidt, Richard Schmidt and Dave Lynch.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 16, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012

SKELLY, William
HOFF, Glendon L.
LEASE, Frederick G.

Three Dead After Plane Crash Here
Three men are dead as the result of the first airplane crash in the immediate vicinity of Cumberland, which occurred late yesterday afternoon when the Challenger biplane operated by Wm. M. Skelly, 23, plunged to the ground while taking off from the Maryland airport on the McMullen Highway. It was Skelly's birthday. The dead are: William M. Skelly, Cresaptown, owner and pilot of the plane, who died at 7:35 p. m. in Allegany Hospital. Glendon L. Hoff, 24, of 722 Hill Top drive, who died in the hospital at 10:10 p. m. Frederick G. Lease, 33, of 214 Fulton street, who was dead when pulled from the machine. According to witnesses, the plane had just taken off and had traveled but about 500 yards when Skelly put the ship into a vertical bank, from which it went into a side slip and then into a nose dive. The plane crashed into a field on the Barton farm and burst into flames. The pilot and Hoff were thrown clear, but Lease was caught in the wreckage. Skelly and Hoff ran from the machine, their clothes blazing. Hoff collapsed after he had run into a barbed wire fence. Skelly ran toward the Baltimore and Ohio railroad track but collapsed in a gully. Both had attempted to beat out their flaming clothing.
George Barton witnessed the crash and ran to the scene. Aided by his brother, Ferman Barton, N. S. Yoder of Pinto and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Summerfield, he placed the pilot and Hoff in his car and took them to Allegany Hospital. Both were so badly burned that their deaths were expected momentarily. Their clothing was burned from their bodies and Skelly's face was badly battered.
Dr. Joseph P. Franklin, county and deputy state health officer, and Officer S. E. Phillips of the Maryland State Police arrived a few minutes after the crash. Dr. Franklin discovered that Lease was still in the burning plane. He took a tire cover - from his car and wrapping it about Lease, pulled him from the ship. Lease was burned to a crisp and dead. At the hospital Skelly was attended by Dr. James T. Johnson, Sr., and James T. Johnson, Jr. Hoff was attended by Dr. G. C. Blake. Hoff knew that he was dying and said goodbye to friends who called at the hospital. He was delirious when Floyd Jenkins and John ("Boots") Sapp came to see him. He said he wanted his collar loosened and when he felt that the end was near said, "Well, goodbye boys, I'm going." Hoff was perhaps the best known of the trio. He was formerly a sergeant and front guide in Company G, First Infantry, Maryland National Guard. He was regarded as a good soldier and was well liked by fellow members of the company.
An investigation was started immediately by State's Attorney William A. Huster and other county authorities as well as Officer Philips. No inquest was deemed necessary. The body of Lease was not identified for several hours. Keys found near his body fitted the door to his room at the home of Hugh Stevenson, 214 Fulton street, where he boarded, and this garage. Skelly was one of perhaps a score of local aviators. He had been instructed in flying by William J. Johnson and Walter A. Coughenour, also local pilots. He purchased the plane April a year ago, and had over 200 hours of solo flying to his credit. He had a students' pilot's license.
The crash was the worst in the history of the Cumberland area. Two U. S. Army fliers were burned to death more than a year ago when their plane crashed into the side of Little Savage Mountain, and another was killed a short time later, when he crashed at the intersection of the National Highway and the Meyersdale road. Both crashes were due to fog. Two Army fliers were injured, though not seriously, when a bombing plane crashed on the Baltimore and Ohio tracks near Roberts Station, several years ago.
The field from which the plane took off was one of two near the city. It was opened last year by Harold W. Krimm and operated throughout the summer. An air circus, featured by the stunt flying of three Marine Corps fliers, was held there under the auspices of the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Local pilots differed as to the cause of the crash. It was said that the plane was in first class shape, but one pilot said this morning that he had flown it a little over two months ago, at which time a piston in the 90-horsepower Curtis OX motor had broken and cracked a cylinder. He said that he was able to make a forced landing and advised Skelly to rebuild the motor. He added that he understood that a new cylinder and piston had been fitted but that the motor had not been rebuilt and was not turning up sufficient revolutions to be considered air-worthy. A Department of Commerce inspector is expected here today to investigate the crash and the above facts will be given him.
All three men were married and had children. The pilot is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Skelly, and seven small children. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 9 a. m. from St. Ambrose's Catholic Church, Cresaptown. Lease is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Lease, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben B. Lease, and by two small children. Surviving also are four brothers, Arlie T., Richard T., Mason and Frank Lease, and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence E. McKenzie and Miss Harriet Lease. Funeral services will be held at 9 a. m. tomorrow from the Cresaptown M. E. Church, with burial in the family plot at Dawson. Hoff is survived by his wife and one daughter, Nancy, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hoff; by three brothers, Robert A., Roy R., and Russell E., and by three sisters, Mrs. C F. Rice, Mrs. Charles Zimmerman and Miss Mildred Hoff. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow from the home, 722 Hill Top Drive, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, the Rev. H. Hall Sharp officiating.
George Barton and Firman Barton, on whose farm the airport is located, were badly burned about the hands in tearing the few remnants of buring clothing from Hoff and Skelly. The two men with Richard Summerfield saw the plane crash and were about 250 feet from the spot. They immediately started toward and were within fifty feet of the blazing ship when Hoff and Skelly emerged from it, groping blindly through the smoke and flames. Unable to reach Lease who was pinned in the cock-pit, the trio chased after Skelly and Lease and tore the burning clothing from them. The Bartons, who are brothers, suffered burns about the hands. Hoff had run along the fence and pieces of flesh were pulled from his body by the barbed wire. All his clothing except portions about his belt and shoes, were burned away. Skelly, whose eyes were burned out, ran a short distance from the plane and fell into a gully where the Bartons tried to aid him in whatever way they could. Summerfield, who is a World War veteran of this area, advanced the opinion that the men did not free themselves from plane but were dropped out when the bottom of the cockpit had burned away.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 3, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012

SKIDMORE, Mrs. Catherine L. Johns

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Catherine L. Skidmore, 85, of 118 Ormond Street, died yesterday at her home. Born in Borden, she was a daughter of the late John Johns and Annie (Brode) Johns. Her husband, Marshall Skidmore, preceded her in death. She was a life member of the Salem United Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Paul Skidmore, and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Sullivan, both of here; two sisters, Mrs. Alberta Brower, Waynesboro, Va., Mrs. Margaret Williams, here, and three grandchildren. Friends will be received today at the Sowers Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, April 5, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015


SKIDMORE, Clarence

FROSTBURG - Clarence Skidmore, 72, of Midlothian, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where he had been admitted Saturday following a brief illness. Born in Midlothian, he was a son of the late Matthew and Jane (Bone) Skidmore. Surviving are a brother, Howard Skidmore, Midlothian; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wolford, Frostburg, and Mrs. Pearl Werner, Dayton, Ohio, and a number of nephews and nieces. The body will be at the Durst 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. A service will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. by Rev. R. W. Richendorfer. Burial will follow in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, March 5, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

SKIDMORE, Mrs. Clifton nee Brode

Frostburg, April 20 — Mrs. Clifton Skidmore, aged 32 years, Midlothian, died yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, following an operation last Saturday. Besides her husband, four children, Royal, Elaine, Olive and Belva Skidmore, survive. Three brothers, Arnold and Howard Brode, Morgantown; and one sister, Mrs. Ethel Barnes, Midlothian, also survive. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the home, and burial will be in McCluckie Cemetery, this place.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 20, 1923
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009

 
SKIDMORE, Clifton Walter

FROSTBURG — Clifton Walter Skidmore, 61, well known coal mine operator, died early today at his home at Midlothian following an illness of a year. He was a member of Mountain City Lodge No. 11, Junior O. U. A. M. His wife, Mrs. Priscilla (Brode) Skidmore, died some time ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Miller, Borden Shaft; Mrs. George Tennant and Mrs. Alexander Middleton, Midlothian; a son, Royal Skidmore, Frostburg; four brothers, Louis, Howard and Clarence Skidmore, Midlothian, and Matthew Skidmore, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Wolford, Frostburg, and Mrs. Carl Werner, Dayton, O., and five grandchildren. The body is at the home where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. W. D. Reese, pastor of Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Raymond Crowe, pastor of the Midland Methodist Circuit. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 5, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010
 

 

SKIDMORE, Darward

MIDLOTHIAN - Darward Skidmore, 81, of Midlothian, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he has served for the past 55 years, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at the WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 17, 1926 in Shaft, he was the son of the late Howard "Jake" Skidmore and Elvira (Davis) Skidmore. Darward was also preceded in death by one brother, Harvey Skidmore; one sister, Joanne Green and husband Earl; and one sister-in-law, Catherine Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was a retired truck driver with the former Charlton Brothers Transportation, Cumberland. Darward was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran and served in the African Theater during World War II. Darward was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God, Midlothian. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Helen (Drummond) Skidmore; two sons, Doug Skidmore and wife Victoria, Frostburg; David Skidmore and Peggy, Midlothian; two daughters, Claudia Rice and husband Bill, Finzel and Sally Muir and husband Robert, Eckhart; seven grandchildren, Marcia Skidmore, Phoenix, Ariz., Kimberly (Rice) White and husband Barry, Martinsburg, W.Va., Garrett Rice and wife Ellen, Hagerstown, Erika Skidmore Bosley and husband J.R., Cresaptown, Travis Skidmore, Houston, Texas, Donna Skidmore, Frostburg and Rick Stevenson, Frostburg; eight great grandchildren, Nathan Huff, Dakota White, Zachary Bosley, Hayden Bosley, Kobe Bosley, Otto Rice, Amanda White and Skylar Rice. He was also survived by one brother, Howard Skidmore and wife Teresa, Midlothian; two sisters, LaMont Ross and husband Lewis, Shaft and Mary Weindorf, Arlington, Va.; one sister-in-law, Isabelle Skidmore, Midlothian; special friend, Liz Skidmore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Trinity Assembly of God, Midlothian, on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Blair and the Rev. George Loar co-officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by the Farrady Post 24 Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Travis Skidmore, Garrett Rice, Marcia Skidmore, Kimberly White, J.R. Bosley and Barry White. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Memorials & Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23508-5216 and/or the Trinity Assembly of God Missions.
Cumberland Times-News, September 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

 


SKIDMORE, Edgar

FROSTBURG — Edgar Skidmore, 56, of Midlothian, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberand. He had been in failing health for some time. A native of Midlothian, he was the son of Nellie (Drew) Skidmore and the late Louis Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was a veteran of World War II and a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, and Farrady Post 24, American Legion, here. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl (Whitehead) Skidmore; six daughters, Mrs. Anna Clone and Mrs. Peggy Smith, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Helen Potter, in Oregon; Mrs. Betty Bittinger, Woodland; Mrs. Wanda Moran, Eckhart; Mrs. Inez Shannon, here, and Miss Frances Skidmore, Woodland; six sons, Harold Skidmore, Jack Skidmore and William Skidmore, all of Slabtovvn; Frank Skidmore and Leroy Skidmore, both of Grahamtown, and Clifton Skidmore, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Amelia Thomas and Mrs. Flossie Hare, both of Baltimore, and Mrs. Gertrude Culler and Mrs. Goldie Winters, both of Midlothian; one brother, Matthew Skidmore, Midlothian, and 26 grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home. Services tomorrow; interment Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, July 26, 1966, page 5
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010
 

SKIDMORE, Mrs. Edna May Duckworth

Eckhart - Mrs. Edna May Skidmore, 70, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been admitted September 26. She had been in failing health for the past five years. Born in Westernport, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Miller) Duckworth. She was a member of the Eckhart Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, George W. Skidmore; four daughters, Mrs. William Booth, Mrs. John Blubaugh, Vale Summit; Mrs. Ralph Gray, Silver Spring, and Mrs. Lawrence Scott, Baltimore; three sons, William Skidmore, Dundalk; George R. Skidmore, Eckhart; Thomas D. Skidmore, Frostburg; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Skidmore, Borden Mines; Mrs. Dora Ghrist, Greensburg, Pa., and Mrs. Winfred Appleby, Baltimore; five brothers, Stanley Duckworth, Frostburg; Fred, Emory and Ralph Duckworth, Baltimore, and William Duckworth, Buffalo, N. Y.; 27 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p. m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday at 1:30 p. m. by Rev. George W. Hattenfield. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Raymond Beeman, Harold Dudley, Lawrence Skidmore, John Lewis, Dale Whitehead and George Whitehead.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 13, 1968 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

SKIDMORE, Edward E. (abridged)

Edward Eugene Skidmore, 72, of Gilmore, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at his home after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Lou, and they have now been reunited in heaven to look down upon their loved ones. Born in Westernport, on June 19, 1943, he was the son of the late Harry D. Skidmore and the late Pauline (Skidmore) Beavers. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Harry, John, Donald and William; as well as three sisters, Jean, Mary Lou and Margaret. Ed attended Bruce High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1968 aboard the USS Platte. He was a quiet, but proud, Vietnam Veteran. He retired from Frostburg State University as a Stationary Engineer I. He was a member of American Victory Post 189 of Barton and the VFW. Ed leaves behind his son, Kevin Skidmore and wife, Allie; his daughter, Nadine, and husband, William Beechie and three very special grandchildren, Derrick Skidmore and fiancée, Bridget Hartman, Samantha Skidmore and special friend, Jimmy Ritchie, and Andrea Beechie and special friend, Tyler Redman. He also leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Sophia Ritchie, Christian Skidmore and Carmen Hartman which he loved very much. Ed was blessed to have so many special people in his life including his brothers and sisters, Harold Beavers and wife, Betty, Porter Beavers and wife, Peggy, Doug Beavers and wife, Brenda, of Westernport, and Rick Beavers and wife, Agnes, of Alaska, Marlene Porter and husband, Rick, of Barton and Carol Darling, of Westernport. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Nadine Wampler and husband, Darryl; a very special niece, Barbara Jean Langham and husband, Joe. He also leaves behind several other special nieces and nephews. He had provided and cared for his wife, at home, for over nine years through her illness with Alzheimer's disease. Friends will be received at Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Daniel Montague officiating. Friends and family will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg. Graveside military honors will be accorded. Pallbearers will be Doug Beavers, Darryl Wampler, Jason Wampler, Chris Wedlock, Joe Langham, and Joey Langham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to a charity of the donor's choice or WMHS Hospice Services, 1050 W. Industrial Blvd, Cumberland, MD 21502 or Schwab Family Cancer at the WMHS, Attn. Julie Hardy, 12500 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at boalfh.com.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - May 2, 2016
~Genie
Posted June 11, 2016

SKIDMORE, Elijah

FROSTBURG — Elijah Skidmore, 91, of Morantown, died today in Miners Hospital where he was a patient for a month. Born in Borden, he was a son of the late James and Susan (Weitzel) Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was a retired coal miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Viola Skidmore; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Harden, Frostburg; three sons, Henry Skidmore, Zihlman; Christian and John B. Skidmore, both of Cresaptown; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Spitznas, Braddock Road; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Skidmore was a member of First Methodist Church. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home 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 Cumberland Evening Times, June 20, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010
 

SKIDMORE, Harvey

Midlothian - Harvey Skidmore, Sr., 77, of 11511 Blan Avon Road, Midlothian, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Shaft, he was the son of the late Howard "Jake" Skidmore, Sr., and Elvira (Davis) Skidmore. He also was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn Green, and one grandson, Nathan Richards. Mr. Skidmore was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, where he formerly was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He retired as the owner and operator of Skidmore Auto Wreckers, Midlothian. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Isabelle (Speir) Skidmore; one daughter, Roberta K. Richards, at home, and friend Don Fansler, Cumberland; two sons, Harvey Skidmore, Jr. and wife Bonnie, Midlothian, and Hugh Speir Skidmore and fiance Cheryl Ann Kenney, Frostburg; two sisters, LaMont Ross and husband Lewis, Shaft, and Mary E. Weindorf, Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Darward Skidmore and his wife Helen, Midlothian, and Howard Skidmore, Jr. and wife Catherine, Midlothian; seven grandchildren, Shaunna Leigh Skidmore, Jessica Ann Skidmore, Tara Lee Skidmore, Eric Michael Skidmore, Justin David Richards, Wayne Allen Skidmore and Randy Scott Skidmore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, Midlothian, on Saturday at 1 p. m. with the Rev. Jimmie Blair officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park with military rites accorded by the Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News obituary, about 23, December 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

 

Jonas C. Skidmore

SKIDMORE, Jonas C.

Frostburg - Jonas C. Skidmore, 69, of 194 South Water Street, died today at his home. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Richardson) Skidmore. A member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, he retired in 1971 as street suuperintendent for the City of Frostburg. Surviving are his widow, Thelma (Davis) Skidmore; one son, Lawrence Skidmore, Frostburg; two daughters, Miss Rena Skidmore, at home; and Mrs. Bertha Paletti, here; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Harvey, Fredericksburg, Va., Mrs. Rena Engle and Mrs. Rose Croft, both of here, and one brother, George Skidmore, Eckhart. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 9, 1975
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)
Posted July 17, 2009

SKIDMORE, Kevin Zane

MOUNT SAVAGE — Kevin Zane Skidmore, 51, of Mount Savage, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1962, in Cumberland, Mr. Skidmore was the son of Jack E. Skidmore, Mount Savage, and the late Virginia Mae (Winebrenner) Skidmore. Kevin was formerly employed with the Allegany County Board of Education and at HRDC in Transportation. He was a member of the Mount Savage United Methodist Church. Kevin really enjoyed following his nieces and nephews ball games and helping drive the kids to and from practice. Kevin is survived by his brothers, Wayne Skidmore and wife, Vickie, and Pete Skidmore and wife, Donna, all of Mount Savage, and Denny Skidmore and wife, Rhonda, Midlothian; and his sister, Jacque Golden and husband, Terry, Mount Savage. He also leaves behind his special aunt, Jean Winebrenner, Mount Savage; his nieces and nephews, Lisa, April, Heather, Jason, Becky, and Ashlyne; his great-nieces and nephews, Logan, Daniel, Blaine, Addison, Charlotte, Tanner, and Max; and his dog, “Scubbie.” A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Kevin’s name to the Mount Savage Volunteer Fire Department; or, the Mount Savage United Methodist Church. The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.
NB: I have his father's name as Edgar Jack~S.K.
The Cumberland Times-News, January 11, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014 

SKIDMORE, Louis

FROSTBURG — Louis Skidmore, 72, died early yesterday at his home in Midlothian following an illness of more than three years. He was the son of the late Matthew and Jane (Bone) Skidmore. He was born in Borden Mines September 17, 1884. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Nellie (Drew) Skidmore. The couple celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last year. Besides his widow, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Forrest Thomas and Mrs. Stanley Hare, Baltimore; Mrs. William Cutter and Mrs. Herman Winters, Midlothian; two sons, Edgar and Matthew Skidmore, both of Midlothian; 39 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Matthew Skidmore, Frostburg, and Howard and Clarence Skidmore, Midlothian; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wolford, Frostburg, and Mrs. Carl Warner, Dayton. A former coal miner, Mr. Skidmore was injured in an explosion in the No. 11 New Shaft mine and had been blind since November, 1921. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. with Rev. Norman E. Haupt, pastor of the Midlothian Assembly of God Church, officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Harry Wolford Jr., Howard Skidmore Jr. Harold Skidmore, Matthew Willetts, David Willetts and Royal Skidmore.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 11, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

SKIDMORE, Mrs. Martha Williams

Mrs. Martha W. Skidmore, 95, of Borden, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Mt. Savage, she was a daughter of the late Josiah and Mary (Elias) Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Edward Skidmore.  She was a member of the Welsh Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Harry E. Skidmore, Borden; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Pollack, Johnstown; Mrs. Dorothy Howsare, Borden; Mrs. Sarah Uhl, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Gladys McKenzie, Shaft; Mrs. Catherine Thomas, Freedom, Pa.; Mrs. Rhoda Folk, with whom she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Marian Geary, Grahamtown, and Mrs. Sarah Crowe, Ellwood City, Pa.; 19 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 or 4 and 7-9 p.m.  Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Lewis W. Terry.  Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. 
Cumberland Evening Times  September 22, 1975
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted October 15, 2015

SKIDMORE, Matthew

Frostburg - Matthew Skidmore, 237 East Main Street, died suddenly Saturday night at his home. Born at Borden Mines, he was a son of the late Matthew and Jane (Bone) Skidmore. Surviving are his widow, Mary (Cronly) Skidmore; three children, Mrs. James Shaw, Cumberland; Harold Skidmore, Frostburg; and Mrs. William Moore, Salem, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wolford, Frostburg; and Mrs. Pearl Warner, Dayton, Ohio; and two brothers, Howard and Clarence Skidmore, both of Midlothian. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 10 a.m. by Rev. Regis Larkin, and interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be William Stark, Joseph Barry, Charles Weibrecht, Albert Swauger, Edward Boyle and Donald Wolford.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 17, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010
 

SKIDMORE, Matthew

Frostburg, Md., June 30 — Matthew Skidmore, aged 78, Midlothian, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Chapman, following an illness of nearly one year. One brother and sister, Lewis Skidmore, New Concord, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary Weigard, Cumberland, and the following children survive: John, Cumberland; Mrs. Carl Werner, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Willetts, Mrs. David Chapman, Mrs. Harry Wolford, Lewis, Clifton, Matthew, Clarence and Howard Skidmore, survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 30, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted September 16, 2010

Name: Matthew Skidmore, Sr., 77, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: Louis and Nellie Martha (Drew) Skidmore 
DOD: August 29, 2004 
Military: U.S. Army veteran of World War II, 29th Division; Korean Conflict, as Personnel Officer; head of the Allegany County National Guard for 13 years 
Survived by: son, Matthew Skidmore, Jr. and wife Joy, Harpers Ferry, WV; daughters, Linda Walker and husband Raymond, Midlothian, MD; Lucille Bosco and husband Robert, Apollo Beach, FL 
Burial: September 1, 2004, Frostburg Memorial Park 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2014

 

SKIDMORE, Richard V.

ECKHART — Richard V. "Ted" Skidmore, 76, of Eckhart, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at the Martinsburg Veteran’s Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 6, 1931, in Eckhart, he was the son of the late Percy Everett Skidmore and Mary Catherine (Engle) Skidmore. Ted was also preceded in death by one brother, Ervin W. Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was retired from Tri-State Roofing. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Evelyn (Wright) Skidmore; two daughters, Lisa Streets and husband Ronald, and Debbie Miller, all of Cumberland; two sons, John Skidmore and wife Betty, of Short Gap, W.Va., and Greg Skidmore and wife Barbara, of Eckhart; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Harry Dale Skidmore Sr. and wife Mary, of Eckhart, and Harold Skidmore and wife Carol, of Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George M. Harpold officiating. Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Skidmore, John Skidmore, Ronald Streets Sr., Ronald Streets Jr., Harry Dale Skidmore Jr. and Chris Skidmore.
Cumberland Sunday Times, August 19, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

SKIDMORE, Robert F.

FROSTBURG - Robert F. Skidmore, 63, of Warfordsburg, Pa., formerly of Frostburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1992 at Veterans Administration, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born January  1, 1929 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Louis Skidmore and Frances (MacGregor) Skidmore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Jane (Jones) Skidmore in 1973 and a sister, Phyllis (Skidmore) Conway. Mr. Skidmore was a retired warehouse manager for Carpet Warehouse. He was a U.S. Army Veteran; a member of Farrady Post 24 American Legion; McConnellsburg America Legion Pool League. Survivors include a daughter, Sally (Skidmore) Bruce, Walkersville; a son, Robert Lee Skidmore, Little Orleans; a brother, Dr. Lewis Skidmore, Natural Bridge, Va.; an uncle, Matthew Skidmore, Frostburg; three grandsons, Joey Bruce, Andrew Skidmore and Nathan Skidmore. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home by Doctor Lewis Skidmore. Interment will be in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery. Farrady Post 24 American Legion will accord military rites at the graveside.
Published in The Cumberland (MD) Times-News, October 22, 1992
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 8, 2017

SKIDMORE, Robert Henry

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Robert Henry "Bumper" Skidmore Sr., 77, of Ridgeley, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 at his residence. Born March 6, 1932 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Henry M. and Goldie (Lashbaugh) Skidmore. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joann F. Dodrill; maternal grandparents, Frank and Minnie Lashbaugh; and paternal grandparents, Elijah and Viola Skidmore. Mr. Skidmore was a retired school bus driver for Mineral County Schools. He also retired from Woodmen of the World Insurance and Keyser Aluminum Brick Plant, Zihlman. Mr. Skidmore worked for many years as an auto mechanic and home builder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren and Woodmen of the World Lodge 6. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, June J. (Senn) Skidmore; two daughters, Carolyn J. Bennick and husband Edward, Bethlehem, Pa. and Debra L. Mills and husband David, Short Gap, W.Va.; two sons, Robert H. Skidmore Jr. and wife Melissa, Short Gap and Brian S. Skidmore and wife Julie, Short Gap; nine grandchildren, Tracey Hillier and husband Roland, Michelle Long and husband Brian, David A. Dodrill II, David W. Roberson and wife Tina, Allison Lebeduik, Jason Lebeduik, Bethany Chaney, Edward Bennick Jr. and wife Tami, Ryan Bennick; nine great-grandchildren, Sage Hillier, Roland Hillier III, Desirae Long, Isabella Long, JoAnna Long, Ethan Dodrill, Gabriell Dodrill, Jordan Roberson and Noah David Roberson; one son-in-law, David A. Dodrill I, Short Gap; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Edward Weaver and Pastor Dave Sutton officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Ford, Michael Sloan, Andrew Martin, David Ryan, Randy Peer and Brian Shatzer. Contributions may be directed to the Potomac Valley Hospice, 100 Pine Oak Lane, Keyser, W.Va., the Old Furnace Church of the Brethren or the No Kill Rescue Operation and Shelter, Flintstone. The family would like to extend their grateful appreciation to Marsha Combs of the Potomac Valley Hospice for her wonderful care to Bumper during his illness.
The Cumberland Times-News, January 18, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 16, 2010

SKIDMORE, Mrs. Sada Keirs

Mrs. Sada Skidmore, widow of John A. Skidmore, former residents of Bowling Green, died last night at her home in Takoma Park. Surviving are three sons, Ronald E. and Harold K. Skidmore, both of here, and Randall Skidmore with the Army in Korea; three daughters, Mrs. Audrey H. Hyde, Takoma Park; Capt. Anna B. Skidmore, ANC, at home, and Mrs. Robert D. Peebles, Lonaconing; and four grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Monday, April 27, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 8, 2017

 

SKILES, C. Ross

C. Ross Skiles, 66, former Cumberland resident, died yesterday at Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient for approximately two weeks. Mr. Skiles, a retired laundry supervisor for the state, resided at 3531 Milford Mill Road, Baltimore, with his wife, the former Rosemary Yarnall of Cumberland. Born at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry E. and Cora (Hatfield) Skiles. A 1926 graduate of Allegany High School, where he was a member of the track team, Mr. Skiles was a printer with the former Times and Alleganian Company, having learned his trade at the old Daily News on Baltimore Street. He left Cumberland more than 20 years ago. He was preceded in death by his brothers Harry and Weldon, the three of them being partners at one time in the ownership and operation of the Mayfair Laundry on North Mechanic Street. Besides his widow, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Celestine Johnson, Plattsburgh, N. Y., and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Baltimore. A service will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Howard Metzger of Holy Family Church, Baltimore, officiating.
The Cumberland News, January 4, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010

 


SKILES, Lloyd L.

Mr. Skiles Death Told
A well-known resident of New Salem died yesterday in Uniontown Hospital. Lloyd L. (Shorty) Skiles of Grant St. died at the age of 82. Born at Accident, Md., Mr. Skiles was a resident of New Salem for over 50 years. He was the son of the late James W. and Sarah Suter Skiles. Surviving are his wife, Grace Friend Skiles; a son H. Wade Skiles of Rockville, Md., and a daughter, Mrs. Adrian (Nancy) DeWitt of Derwood, Md. He was preceded in death by four sisters. Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem after 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
SOURCE: The Evening Standard; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Feb. 25, 1969; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted January 29, 2011
 

 

SKILES, Mrs. Mary Queer (also Brooks)

"Mrs. Mary Skiles [Queer, Brooks, Skiles], known to her many friends as Aunt Mary, died Friday morning at the county farm at five o'clock from the effects of cancer of the stomach. She came to Frederick three years ago [from Lyons, Rice County previously of Ellis County] to be taken care of during her old age, and though eighty eight years old at the time of her death was a bright spot in her life of her closely associated friends with her ever ready smile and cheery word. A daugher, Mrs. Elizabeth [Brooks, Mendenhall] Whetstone of Central City, Nebraska and a son, Jacob Brooks of Brucetone Mill, West Virginia, have arrived to attend the funeral which will be held at the Frederick M. E. church, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, burial in the Frederick cemetery.  Two other sons, Edward Brooks, of Astoria, Ill., and William Brooks of Summerset[sic], PA., find it impossible to attend the funeral."
Lyons (KS) Daily News of August 16, 1919
Card of Thanks--:
"We feel truly and sincerely thankful to the people of Lyons and vicinity and especially Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hurt for their great kindness and sympathy shown toward us during the illness and death and burial of our dear mother.  And also to those who contibuted the beautiful flowers.--Jacob Brooks, Mrs. Elizabeth Whetstone and daughter."

Lyons Republican, Aug 22, 1919
(Courtesy of Gerald V. Mendenhall, Secretary ~ Mendenhall Family Association)

["Samuel and Mary Brooks may have lived in Garrett County for a time, probably about 1850-1869 perhaps during two spans of time.  They had 5-6 children.  Perhaps three of them were born in MD Allegany County.  I'd guess later Garrett County area.  They were Edward abt 1851, Charles abt 1854 and Ellen abt 1869.  It is thought that Samuel probably died in MD about 1868.  In 1870 census Mary Brooks was a widow living back in Somerset Co, PA with two of her children, Edward and Ellen, still at home.  The others, Jacob, Elizabeth and William, were farmed out or on their own in WV and PA.  I have an obituary of Mary when she died in Kansas in 1919, but it does not mention Maryland.  I do not think any of the children remained in MD.

I know that Mary was born to Michael and Elizabeth Queer in 1831 in Somerset County, PA.  She was illiterate all of her life.  Perhaps Samuel was as well.  I have found that he was born about 1803 with mention of MA, PA, WV, VA as well.  One may be correct, and it is likely to be MA.  His first name has been reported as Herman and Henry" ~ Gerald V. Mendenhall] 

Can anyone help with the family of Samuel and Mary Queer Brooks?

 

SKIPPER, Mrs. Cheryl Ann Hauser

Cheryl Ann Skipper, 40, Oakland, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1964, in Oakland, she was a daughter of Arlie Eugene Hauser and Judith (Dignan) Hauser of Oakland. Mrs. Skipper was employed as a customer service representative with the First United Bank & Trust, Oakland, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She was a 4-H volunteer, served as treasurer for the Southern Band Boosters and was a blood donor. She is survived by her husband, Timothy John Skipper; one son, Daniel Skipper, at home, two daughters, Rachel L. Skipper and Kerri P. Skipper, both at home, one sister, Lisa M. Skipper and her husband Franklin of Swanton and their sons Jordan T. Skipper and Kelsey J. Skipper, and other numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were received at  the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland. A service was conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church on Wednesday, with Pastor Keith Pittsnogle officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. The family requests that T. Skipper and Kelsey J. in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to a trust for her children.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

 

SKIPPER, Mrs. Flora May Spiker

OAKLAND - Mrs. Flora May Skipper, 81, died yesterday at her home at Hutton where she had resided the past nine years. She had been ill for 18 years. Born in Garrett County she was a daughter of the late Israel and Belinda (Lewis) Spiker. Surviving are her husband, Charles Skipper; two daughters, Mrs. Guilda Winters, Keyser, and Mrs. Mildred Roy, Hutton; a son Edward Skipper, Oakland; two half- sisters, Mrs. Mary Sines, Baltimore, and Mrs. Maude Swearman, of California; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Henry Lee. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; July 10, 1964; page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)

 

SKIPPER, Mrs. L. Pearl Winters

OAKLAND - L. Pearl Skipper, 85, of RD 5, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 1989, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born Nov. 7, 1903, in Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ella (Houser) Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Skipper, in 1983. Mrs. Skipper was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oakland, and was a retired cook for the Cabin Lodge Edge 0' the Lake and Wynlynn's. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jeannette F. Keefe, Oakland; three sons, Lawrence E. Skipper, Deer Park; Paul R: Skipper, Swanton; and Donald E. Skipper, Oakland; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted there Tuesday at 7:30p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Martin Feild. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery.
Unidentified Newspaper, about Saturday, Sept. 2, 1989
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 20, 2010

SKIPPER, Mrs. Mary Ivadelle Paugh
 
Rites Slated For Victim Of Accident ~ Native Of Oakland Killed Saturday West Of Hub City
Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Mary Ivadelle Skipper, 45, Washington, a native of Oakland, who was killed in a three vehicle accident Saturday near Hagerstown, tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Oakland. Rev. Michael K. Carney, pastor, will be the celebrant and interment will be in the Friend Cemetery near Swallow Falls. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited today at 7:30 p.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted. State Police said Mrs. Skipper was employed as a hostess in a Washington restaurant. She suffered a fractured skull and broken neck in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Howard Weeks, deputy medical examiner for Washington County.   Police said Mrs. Skipper was a passenger in a car which crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into the second car, which was driven in the front of the bus. No one in the bus was injured. Injured were Mohsen Shad-Aram, 26, of Baltimore, driver of the [car] in which Mrs. Skipper was riding and Louis E. Mechling Jr., 61, and his wife Grace, 63, of Pittsburgh, occupants of the second car. All were admitted to Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born in Oakland, December 21, 1919, Mrs. Skipper was a daughter of Guy Paugh, Tampa, Fla., and the late Iva (Friend) Paugh. Her husband, S. Dayton Skipper, died at Christmas time last year. She had resided in Pittsburgh for many years before moving to Washington six months ago, and was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, North Side, Pittsburgh. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Myers, Pittsburg; a son, A 2/C James Skipper, Travis AFB, Calif.; two brothers, Marshal Paugh, Pittsburgh, and Wesley Paugh, Tampa, and two grandchildren.
Source: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; Monday, Dec. 28, 1964; page 11.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 8, 2014

Name: Violet Eileen "Sis" Skipper, age 79 
Parents: Ralph Sturtz and LaVada (Troutman) Sturtz 
DOB: February 27, 1927, in Wellersburg, PA 
DOD: Sunday, October 23, 2006, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home, Frostburg, MD 
Spouse: John Skipper 
Predeceased by: parents; sisters, Marie Halle, Alverda Spataro, and Leona E. Spencer; brother, Robert Sturtz 
Survived by: husband; son, Robert Skipper and wife Bonnie, Clear Spring, MD 
Burial: October 27, 2006, Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2014


SLAGLE, Mrs. Ada Viola Miller
 
Ada Viola Slagle, 99, of Somerset, died Dec. 23, 1996, at Patriot Manor. Born Jan. 8, 1897, in Greenville Twp., Somerset County. Daughter of the late Jesse C. and Amelia (Paul) Miller. Preceded in death by husband, John Henry Slagle, on Oct. 20, 1978, and 3 brothers: Irvin, John and Edgar Miller, and 5 sisters: Mary Brill, Emma Poorbaugh, Grace Harding, Anna Braeseeker and Lydia Miller. Survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Andrew J. (Marie) Gurzenda, Somerset RD 5; Mrs. Albert (Pauline) Burner, Akron, Ohio; Mrs Chester (Hazel) Lowry, Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren: Donald F. Williams, Glencoe RD 1; Mrs.Dale (Linda) Clay, Wilsonville, Or., and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Rubin, Battleground, WA. Also four great-grandchildren. Member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Friends received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Thursday at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 1 pm Friday. Rev. Glen E. Saddler officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 202 West Union St., Somerset, Pa. 15501.
Daily American, December 24, 1996
(Courtesy of Lois Brode Walls)

Posted November 30, 2013 

 

SLAGLE, Harry L.

FRIENDSVILLE - Harry L. Slagle, 60, died Sunday at University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va., where he was a patient two weeks. Born in Queenstown, Pa., he was a son of the late Daniel and Kathryn Slagle. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez (Friend) Slagle, three sons, Billy Lee and Daniel C. Slagle, here, and Merwin E. Slagle, Mentor, Ohio; three brothers, Frank and Kenneth Slagle, Kingwood, W. Va., and Samuel Slagle, Terra Alta, and 10 grandchildren. Mr. Slagle was a member of Keeler Glade Church of God where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Vernon Witt will officiate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery. The body is at the residence.
SOURCE: The Cumberland Evening News; Cumberland, Maryland; August 4, 1964; page 16.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 23, 2010


Name: Inez Lorena Slagle, 92, of 3909 White Rock Road, Friendsville, MD  
Parents: Sherman and Ethel (Kelly) Friend  
DOB: September 15, 1911, in Friendsville, MD  
DOD: Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, MD  
Spouse: Harry L. Slagle  
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, Daniel Slagle  
Survived by: sons, Bill Slagle, Bruceton Mills, WV; Merwin Slagle, FL; brother, Chauncey Friend, Friendsville  
Burial: None indicated  
Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2014

 

SLAGLE, Mrs. Olive Grace Poorbaugh

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Olive Grace Slagle, 86, died yesterday. Born in Glencoe, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Charlotte (Sivits) Poorbaugh. A former school teacher, she was a charter member of the Garden Club, the Golden Age Club and Amity United Church of Christ. A daughter, Miss Mabel Slagle, at home, survives. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 4 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Sechrielt will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 17, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 4, 2010
 

SLANDERS, Mrs. Ida Catherine Bielstein

dob May 19, 1877, Hamburg, Germany; Death:  Jan. 13, 1962, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA SLANDERS, Mrs. Ida C. Bielstein, Age 84 years, of House 102 Oliver st. died in her residence at 7:39 A.M. Saturday, January 13, 1962 after a prolonged illness. Born in Hamburg, Germany she resided in this vicinity for the pat 80 years. She was a member of the Central Chritian Church. Se was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1955 and a son, Clarence in 1956. Surviving are the following children, Donald and Mrs. Martha Sillett of Oliver 3; Eugene of Uniontown; Henry, .....is, Eleanor and Eliza at home; ....(unreadable) grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters, Henry, Carl, and William Bielstein and Mrs. Catherine Harchman of Connellsville, Pa.; Mrs., Fred (Mayne) ...ooky of Conneautville, Pa.; Mrs. .....(Mary??) Sauers of Dawson and Mrs. .....(Michael??) (Margaret) Brutcher of Wilkinsburg, Pa. Friends will be received in the Victor A. De Carlo Funeral  Home, 136 Gallatin....... after 8 o'clock this evening until 10:30 Monday morning and at the Central Christian Church from 11 until 1:30 the hour of service with Dr. Earl P. Confer officiating. Interment in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Connellsvile Courier please copy.  12 January 1962; no source noted;  Findagrave Memorial #145313971;  Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)  Posted January 26, 2017

SLANDERS, Mrs. Naomi Lytle

Naomi Lytle Slanders, 94, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, January 28, 2000, in Bristol Manor, Uniontown. She was born February 25, 1905, in Confluence, Pa., daughter of Norman Lytle and Etta Bird Lytle. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her husband, Donald Albert Slanders, died May 17, 1979. Also deceased are three sisters, Virginia Huff, Lena Hall and Alva Brierly, and her parents. She is survived by three daughters: Garnet Linderman and her husband, James, of Connellsville, Pa., Dorothy Lapsansky of Allentown, Pa., and Regina Clark of Uniontown; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Dolfi Funeral Home, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m and Monday, January 31, from Noon until 1 p.m. Services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Allen S. Owens, Calvary Baptist Church, officiationg. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

d.o.d.  Friday, January 28, 2000; no source noted
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted April 13, 2017

SLATON, Mrs. Geraldine L. Portmess

Mrs. Geraldine L. (Jerry) Slaton, 54, of 205 New Hampshire Avenue, died Saturday at her residence following an illness of six months. Born here June 9, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Louise (McKenzie) Portmess. Mrs. Slaton was formerly employed at the Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers Corporation and the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. She had also worked as a practical nurse. Surviving are her husband, William K. Slaton; a son Gary Lee Portmess, Hagerstown; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Condry, at home, Mrs. Deborah Smith, Winchester Road; a brother, Wayne Portmess, Mexico Farms; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Shoup, RD 1, Buffalo Mills, and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Edwin Wray. Burial will be in Lybarger Cemetery at Madley, Pa. Pallbearers will be Lee Ginniman, Emory Davis, Martin Condry, Patrick Condry, Cecil Portmess and Kenny Shoup. Members of the auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Oldtown will conduct a service today at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 18, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 4, 2010
 

SLAUBAUGH,  Darrell Leotis

Darrell Leotis Slaubaugh, 87, of Terra Alta, died April 7,2010 at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born September 23, 1922 in Eglon, a son of the late Charles E. Slaubaugh and Mae L. (Whitehair) Slaubaugh. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He is survived by six sons, Carl Bradley (Sheila) Slaubaugh, and James Brent Slaubaugh, both of Horseshoe Run, Rodney Jay (Christy) Slaubaugh of Salem NC, Roger Dale (Karen) Slaubaugh, of Oakland MD, Barry Clay (Wanda) Slaubaugh, of Eglon, and Todd Alan (Helana) Slaubaugh, of Terra Alta; one daughter, Pamela Connie (Ronald) Helmick, of Bruceton Mills; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Dean Beckman Slaubaugh. He was a lifelong farmer and devoted many years to the agricultural community. He also worked for Sisler Lumber and drove truck for Garber and Silver Knob. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new sights, and working on his farm. Friends were received Friday, April 9 at Hinkle Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, April 10, with the Rev. Michael Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at the Gnegy Church Cemetery.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; April 10, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 18, 2010

 

SLAUBAUGH, Quinter Royer

Quinter Royer Slaubaugh, 94, Oakland, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1916, in Eglon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Ezra and Martha (Buckalew) Slaubaugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Eileen (Foreman) Slaubaugh; and two sisters, Violet Bowser and Zelda Snyder. Quinter had been a barber and a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren. He is survived by one son, Eugene Slaubaugh and wife Susan, Adelphi; two sisters, Geraldine Armentrout and Nellie Kaminski; grandchildren Richard Slaubaugh and wife Amanda, Raleigh, N.C., and Cheryl Wetzel, Thurmont; and great-grandchildren, Shawn Brice and Dalton Wetzel, Thurmont, and Samuel Slaubaugh, Raleigh. Friends were received at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland. A funeral service was conducted on Monday, June 6, at Oak Park Church of the Brethren, Mtn. Lake Park, with Carl Fike officiating. Interment was held in Eglon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Oak Park Church of the Brethren, 110 Church Lane, Mtn. Lake Park, MD 21550.
The Republican Newspaper; June 9, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 7, 2011



SLAUBAUGH, Quinter Royer

Quinter R. Slaubaugh, 94, of Oakland died June 2 at his home. He was born September 27, 1916 at Eglon, a son of the late Ezra and Martha Slaubaugh. He is survived by one son, Eugene Slaubaugh and his wife, Susan, of Adelphia, MD, two sisters, Nellie, and her husband Tony Kaminski of Warren, MI, and Geraldine and Devaux Armentrout, of Charleston. Services were held Monday, June 6 at Oak Park Church of the Brethren and burial followed at Eglon Cemetery.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; June 11, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 7, 2011

 

SLEE, Harry

The authorities at Westernport are investigating the mysterious death of Harry Slee, 26 years old, an Englishman,, whose body was found on the Western Maryland tracks in front of the Devon club house at Luke early yesterday morning. He was never known to ride a freight train. There was a deep gash on his head with one side smashed. He was unconscious and lived but a short time after being found. He is survived by his wife at Beryl, W. Va. Slee, an officer of Westernport Lodge, Loyal order of Moose.
Keyser Tribune, February 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 25, 2010
 

 
SLEEMAN, Mrs. Edith Sleeman

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Edith S. Sleeman, 80, of 293 East Main Street, died this morning at her home. She had been in ill health one year. A native of Vanderbilt, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John aand Carrie (Bogardus) Sleeman. Her husband, the late James M. Sleeman, owned and operated the Sleeman Lumber Company in Frostburg until his death. She was a member of First Methodist Church and a past matron of the OES. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jack L. Hanson, Frostburg, and Mrs. Alfred Jeffries, Raleigh, N. C.; a son, John P. Sleeman, Frostburg; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Randolph, Orlando, Fla. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home 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 Cumberland Evening Times, November 14, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 26, 2009

SLEEMAN, Elizabeth Agnes

(Death 31 December 1931):
Frostburg, Md. Jan.2 -Mrs. Agnes Sleeman, wife of JosephSleeman, Vale Summit, died at Miners Hospital, Thursday at 7:50a.m. Mrs Sleeman had undergone an operation. Besides her husband she is survived by two children; AnnaMay and Louis, and four sisters and five brothers: Mrs. Francis E. Leake, Mrs. Andrew H Finn, Vale Summit; Mrs. Louis Henry, Steutjenville,Ohio, and Mrs. Michael McDonough, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Patrick William, Todd and James, all of Vale Summit; and Myles Higgins, Pittsburgh. The funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m., from St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md -Saturday, January 2, 1932 -pg 2, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 19, 2010

Name: Erma Cook Sleeman, 83, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: Notley and Edith (Cook) Weir 
DOB: June 16, 1924, in Lonaconing, MD 
DOD: Friday, February 15, 2008, at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, MD 
Spouse: Louis Sleeman 
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1966; brother, Malcolm Cook; sister, Mildred Beeman 
Survived by: sisters, Lois Welsh, Perry Hall, MD; Leah Jean Bradie, Easton, MD 
Burial: Monday, February 18, 2008, Frostburg Memorial Park
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 4, 2014
 

SLEEMAN, Mrs. Helen Veronica Flannagan

FROSTBURG—Mrs. Helen Veronica Sleeman, widow of Thomas Sleeman, died yesterday at her home, 115, Mt. Pleasant Street, where she had been ill for several months She was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Friel) Flannagan. Vale Summit. Survivors include three daughters Mrs. R. J. Beck, Huntington, Long Island, and Misses Veronica and Ursula Sleeman, at home; three sons, George, at home; Rev. John Sleeman, of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Baltimore, and Joseph Sleeman, also of Baltimore, and a brother, Joseph Flannagan, Pittsburgh. A requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a. m., in St. Michael's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Monday, October 9, 1950 - pg 7, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 23, 2010
 

SLICER, Mrs. Ruth B. Shaw

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Ruth B. Slicer, 72, of here, died yesterday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Salisbury November 26, 1897, she was a daughter of the late H. Columbus and Lydia (Meagher) Shaw. Mrs. Slicer was a retired case worker for the Department of Public Assistance. She is survived by her husband, James B. Slicer; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Schrader, Erie, Pa.; a brother, Porter Shaw, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Harold Stewart, Latrobe, Pa.; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home, after 10 a. m. today. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 11 a. m. The Rev. Lloyd Sechriest will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 26, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2010

SLIDER, Ernest R.

Ernest R. Slider, 72, RD 1, Oldtown, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Charles and Rose (Twigg) Slider, he was retired from the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. He was born in Oldtown. Surviving are his widow, Mary (McKenzie) Slider; one son, Jerald L. Slider of Oldtown; one daughter, Mrs. Judith A. Robinette, RD 4, Cumberland; one brother, Marcellus Slider of Oldtown; two sisters, Mrs. Velda Twigg and Mrs. Alberta Dolly, both of Cumberland; five grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Friends will be received at the Hafer Chapel Hills Mortuary from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, October 22, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015

SLIGER, George T., Sr.

Tri-Towns, Jan. 4.--George T. Sliger, 62, of Main street, Westernport, an agent for the Sun Life Insurance Company of Canada for a number of years, died yesterday afternoon in Potomac Valley Hospital, at Keyser, where he was admitted December 4 to undergo operations. Born in Westernport, Mr. Sliger was a son of the late Thornton and Elizabeth Sliger. He served as manager of the Piedmont, W. Va., American Steam Laundry before entering the insurance business. A Republican, he was affiliated with the election board for a number of years. Mr. Sliger was a member and vestryman of St. James Episcopal Church, Westernport. He belonged to the church choir 42 years and held membership in Philos Lodge No. 91, I.O.O.F Besides his widow, Mrs. Blanche (Kalbaugh) Sliger, he is survived by two sons, Charles and George T. Sliger, Jr, both at home; a brother, Harry Sliger, of Keyser, and one sister, Mrs. Daisy Lee, a resident of California. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in St. James Episcopal church by the Rev. R. J. Harkins, rector, and the Rev. G. Stanley Schwind, vicar of St. Philip's Chapel, Cumberland. Burial will be in Philos cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland; Saturday, Janurary 4, 1947, page 2
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 16, 2016

 

SLIGER, George T., Jr. (abridged)
 
Westernport, MD — George T. Sliger Jr., formerly of Westernport, MD, died on Saturday June 22, 2013 at the Veteran’s Administration Respite Care Unit in Martinsburg, WV, where he had been a patient since April. Prior to becoming a resident there, he was a patient at Egle Nursing and Rehab in Lonaconing, MD for a year. George was born on November 8, 1918 in Westernport, MD. He was the son of the late George T. Sliger Sr. and Blanche (Kalbaugh) Sliger. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles R."Pete" Sliger Sr. He is survived by his niece, Sue A. Raines and husband Wayne; and his nephew, Charles R. Sliger Jr. and wife Diane. He is also survived by his great nephews, Charles R. Sliger III, Brendan L. Sliger and Joseph D. Raines; and his great-niece, Jennifer L. Raines and a special friend, Tony Arnone. George was a 1937 graduate of Bruce High School and attended Potomac State College. He is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving his country for five years. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant in the Army Signal Corps. He served in the CBI in both China and India with the 245th Signal Operations Company. He was employed by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. He retired from the Celanese Corporation with 35 years of service. George was a lifelong member of Saint James Episcopal Church in Westernport. He was a member of the American Legion, Victory Post #155, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Queen Point Memorial Post # 6775, Hiram Lodge No. 103 and the Scottish Rite Bodies of Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Fredlock Funeral home in Piedmont, WV on Friday June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. with Deacon Harold Bradley officiating. Interment will be at Philos Cemetery in Westernport, MD. The family requests that memorials for George be directed to the Tri-Towns Rescue or Potomac Fire Co.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, June 26, 2013
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

SLIDER, Mrs. Julia Twigg

Mrs. Julia Slider, 71, wife of the late John Slider, who died August 16, 1930 was found dead at 7:30 a. m. today at the home of her sister, Mrs. Argyle Wilson, Gilpintown, Md.  Her death was sudden and unexpected; she had not complained of being ill. Mrs. Slider is survived by another sister, Mrs. Alie Alderton, this city and by one brother, Charles Twigg or Lake Gordon. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p. m. at the Flintstone M.E. Church.  Burial will be in the Twigg Cemetery on Town Creek.
15 January 1931, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009

 

SLOAN, Mrs. Audrey Martina Muir (abridged)
 
Lonaconing - Audrey Martina Sloan, 89, of Lonaconing, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at home. Audrey was born July 8, 1921, in Nikep, to the late Margaret Beeman Muir Hotchkiss and Stanley David Muir. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Melvin S. Sloan, in 2008. They were married on Dec. 26, 1942. She is survived by her three childrenm Melvin Gary and wife JoAnn, Donald Wayne and wife Jane, and Inez Denise Hunt; three grandchildren, Stephany Primrose and husband Paul, Melinda Graham and husband John, and Ryan Hunt; four great-grandchildren, Jesse, John, Emma, and Rachel Graham, and a Primrose baby to be born in January; her sister, Inez J. Neff, and brother, Amel Muir. A lifelong resident of Lonaconing, Audrey attended elementary school in Nikep and high school at Central High in Lonaconing. She worked at the Celanese Corporation in Cresaptown until her children were born. Thereafter, she worked in various food service positions at King's Department store, Miracle Mat, and finally for the Board of Education at Valley High School. She retired in 1986 from the Board of Education after 16 years of service. Audrey was very active in her church and community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lonaconing since 1955, serving as a Deacon and an Elder. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Devlin, each of her caregivers, and the hospice personnel of the Western Maryland Health System for their wonderful assistance and caring support. Friends and family will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A., Lonaconing, on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held by Martha Washington Chapter 10 Order Eastern Star at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, Sept. 20,k 2010, at 10 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Lonaconing, with the Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Mt. View Cemetery, Moscow Mills. At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Lonaconing, 1 E. Main St., Lonaconing, MD 21539. Condolences may be left for the family at www.eichhornmckenzie.com
19 September 2010; Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 27, 2012
 

SLOAN, James

DEATH OF JAMES SLOAN. For Many Years a Highly Esteemed Resident of Hoffman Mine.
The little community of Hoffman Mine, about a mile and a half from Eckhart, was greatly shocked this morning by the news of the death of one of its oldest citizens, Mr. James Sloan, who was found dead in bed about six o'clock this morning at his residence in that place. Mr. or Major Sloan, as he was more familiarly known, had not been in robust health for a considerable time, and not feeling at all well on retiring last night, requested Mrs. Sloan not to call him at his usual hour of rising as he would not go to his usual employment in the mine today. Going to his home about six o'clock the discovery was made by Mrs. Sloan that her husband had quietly passed away. Mr. Sloan was a miner by occupation and had been employed for nearly thirty years as one of the foremen at Hoffman mine of the Consolidation Coal Co. He was universally liked by the people of the community in which he lived, and had a large circle of friends throughout the county. Major Sloan was about sixty-two years of age, and was twice married. He was the father of eight children, one of whom. Miss Maggie Sloan, is a popular trained nurse. He was a cousin of Mr. Jas. McHugh, the well known coal merchant of this city. In 1893 Maj. Sloan was one of the Democratic candidates for the House of Delegates. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, but the interment will likely be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.

Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 10, 1906 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 20, 2010

SLOAN, James

"Mr. James Sloan died at his home near Burlington, November 6, 1907, in his 97th year. Mr. Sloan was one of the oldest persons in Mineral county, and was highly respected. He leaves one son, Mr. John Sloan, of Burlington, and four daughters, Mrs. Mary Wright and Misses Sadie and Magdalene Sloan, of Burlington, and Mrs. Hannah Kuykendall, of the South Branch."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 15 Nov 1907
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted 14 April 2012

SLOAN, John N.

Yesterday morning John N. Sloan died at the residence of his mother Mrs. Anne Sloan at Lonaconing, in his 36th year, of consumption. Mr. Sloan was well known in this city, and his affable manners and gentile disposition made hosts of friends for him wherever he went. He was born in Lonaconing, August 13, 1856, and his boyhood days were spent there. He attended the public schools, and later entered Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., and the State Normal School at Valpariso, Indiana. When 25 years old he went back to Indiana and located at Valparaiso, where he married Lucy G., daughter of Mrs. Daga Fiske, of that city, February 28, 1882. A few years later with his wife he removed to Chicago where he engaged in business, remaining there until February last when he returned to Lonaconing in the hope that the change would prove beneficial to his health, which was rapidly declining. In spite of the most careful attention of his physicians, and tender nursing of a devoted mother, wife and fiends, he rapidly grew worse. Ten years ago, when he left the home of his youth to seek his fortune in the great west and to battle with the vicissitudes of the world, he was a superb specimen of physical manhood, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and symmetrically proportioned. He was strong and muscular and a man of marked intelligence, but the seeds of the much dreaded disease began to develop and his robust constitution was gradually undermined. It is thought that he contracted the disease by exposure, as when he left home his organs were sound and healthy. His death while not unexpected was a shock to his many friends who profoundly mourn their loss. The deceased was a brother of David, James M., and Duncan R. Sloan, well known business men of this county. The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving Lonaconing on the noon train. The interment will be in Allegany cemetery, Frostburg.
Published Monday, August 24, 1891 in THE DAILY TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 4, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015

SLOAN, John N.

John N. Sloan, of Lonaconing, died in that place Sunday morning, age 55 years and 10 days*. He had been in declining health for some time. Deceased was a brother of Messrs. David and James M. Sloan, the popular business men of Lonaconing. The funeral took place Tuesday; interment in Allegany cemetery.
Published Saturday, August 29, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 3, col. 3.
NB: Possible misprint ~ If d.o.b. is correct (above), he would have been 35 yrs., 16 days old. ~ Genie
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 19, 2015

SLOAN, Melvin Samuel (abridged)

Lonaconing - Melvin Samuel Sloan, 91, of Lonaconing, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Egle's Nursing Home, Lonaconing. Melvin was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Lonaconing, to the late Elizabeth Donald Sloan and Samuel Sloan. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Charles F. Sloan and Elizabeth Poland. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Audrey M. Muir; and was the father of three children, Melvin Gary Sloan and his wife, JoAnn, Donald Wayne Sloan and his wife Jane, and Inez Denise Hunt; three grandchildren, Stephany Primrose and husband Paul, Melinda Graham and husband John, and Ryan Hunt; and three great-grandchildren, Jesse, John and Emma Graham. A lifelong resident of Lonaconing, Mr. Sloan attended the Rockville School until he entered the workforce at the Amcelle Plant of the Celanese Corporation in Cresaptown in 1934. He served as Vice President of Local 1874 Clothing and Textile Workers Union for 10 years and President of the Celanese Credit Union, (now First People's) for 10 years. He retired from the Celanese in 1977 with 43 years of service. During World War II, he served for 28 months in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Stevens, a Navy destroyer. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lonaconing Health Center and a Trial Magistrate for the town of Lonaconing from 1951 to 1959. He served on the Republican State Central Committee for 14 years and was chairman for three years. He was a member of the Allegany County Board of Alcoholic Beverages Licensing Commission of 10 years from 1960 to 1969 when he became a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He served two terms from 1969 to 1975. He served on the Allegany County Sanitary Commission from 1975 to 1977. He was a member of the Lonaconing Republican Club, Georges Creek Valley Lodge AF & AM (55 year member), past patron of Martha Washington Chapter O.E.S., member of the Barton American Legion and the Queen's Point V.F.W., in McCoole. He was also a member of the Lonaconing Presbyterian Chruch and has served on the Board of Trustees and the Presbyterian Session. Friends and family will be received at the Eichorn[sic]-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A., in Lonaconing on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Barton American Legion will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. on that date, followed by the Georges Creek Valley Masonic 161 AF&AM memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church in Lonaconing at 11 a.m. on the following day, June 25, 2008, with Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating. Friends will be received one hour before the service on Wednesday. Mr. Sloan was cremated according to his wishes, and inurnment will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Melvin may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, One East Main St., Lonaconing, MD 21539. Condolences may be left after Mr. Sloan's obituary on the Web site, eichhorn-mckenziefh.com.
Cumberland Times-News; 24 June 2008
(Courtesy of John Keyes/transcribed by Genie
Posted October 27, 2012

SLOAN, Samuel

"LONACONING--Samuel Sloan, 74, of State Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland where he had been a patient 11 days.  A retired coal miner and life-long resident of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late James and Margaret (Holmes) Sloan. He was a member of the United Mine Workers, Junior Order and Knights of Pythias.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret E. (Donald) Sloan; two sons, Melvin Sloan, Lonaconing, and Charles Sloan, Klondyke; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Poland, Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs. Georgeana Fisher, Cumberland, and Mrs. Margaret Abbott, Bowling Green, Cumberland; ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  The body will remain at the residence.  The Junior Order will conduct a service their (sic) tomorrow evening."

Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland 23 Aug 1951
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted 14 April 2012
 

 

SLONAKER, John

HAMPSHIRE NEWS, Review (Romney) of 4th -John Slonaker, in his eighty-third year, died near Cold Stream, Nov 24. He left a wife, three boys and seven girls.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

 

SLUSHER, Arthur

While on his way to Sunday school last Sunday afternoon, Mr Arthur Slusher, superintendent of public schools, of Grant County, took shelter from a storm under a large tree about 300 yards from the road-side where he was struck by lightning. His body was not found until Monday forenoon, and was badly burned. His watch was still running. He went into office the first of last July. He was an unmarried man and held in very high esteem. He lived about seven miles from Petersburg.
Keyser Tribune, September 8, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 29, 2010
 

SLUSS, Charles

Charles Sluss, the oldest citizen of Luke, Md., died at his home at 6:30 last night after a brief illness. Until a month ago Mr. Sluss was mail carrier for the government between Piedmont and Luke. Mr. Sluss was born in Shenandoah county, Va., in 1851. He settled in the vicinity of Luke shortly after the Civil War. He was a member of Philos Lodge, I. O. O. F., of Westernport. He leaves a wife and three children: H. H. Sluss, Elkins, W. Va.; Mrs. Rose Newland[sic, Newlon] and George L. Sluss of Luke. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. John's M. E. Church, Piedmont. Interment will be make in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Philos lodge being in charge.
Published Thursday, September 17, 1914 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 10, col. 4
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 4, 2015

SLUSS, Mrs. Elizabeth Simon

Mrs. Elizabeth Sluss, 86, of 425 Beall street, widow of Charles Sluss, died last night at Memorial Hospital. A native of Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Lewis and Ann Simon, she had lived many years in Cumberland. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. Surviving are two children, George L. Sluss, this city, and Mrs. Herbert B. Newlon, with whom she made her home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Smets, of Houston, Texas; a brother Philip Simon, Van Burne, Ark.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published Friday, November 14, 1941 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 15, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 4, 2015

SLUSS, Harry

Harry Sluss, 115 North Allegany, street, widely known railroad man, died at Allegany Hospital at 2:20, o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Sluss was a son of the late Charles Sluss and Elizabeth Sluss of Luke, Md., and was born at Bloomington, Garrett county, Md., on July 22, 1874. He entered the service of the Western Maryland Railway at the age of nineteen years as a brakeman, and continued in the employ of that road until the time of his death, for the past twenty years in the capacity of passenger conductor between this city and Elklns. Mr. Sluss is survived by his wife, who was Miss Margaret Canty, of Oakland; two sons, William and Harry G. Sluss; his mother, Mrs. Charles Sluss; one sister, Mrs. H. S. Newlon, Davidson street, this city, and one brother, George Sluss, Marlou street, this city. Deceased was a member of the following lodges: Hiram No. 103, A. F. & A. M., Westernport; Salem R. A. Chapter No. 18, Cumberland, Pilgrim Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar and Ali Ghan Temple, Cumberland. The body of Mr. Sluss will be taken from his late home. Wednesday, to the Masonic Temple at 1:30, where it will He in state until 2:30 p. m., at which time a Masonic funeral will be held. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Published Monday, April 30, 1928 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 7, col. 4.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 4, 2015

SLUSS, Mrs. Mary

Frostburg, Md ~ Death of Aged Lady
Mrs Mary Sluss, aged 87 years, died at the home of her son, Louis Sluss, on West Main Street, Saturday from general debility.  Mrs Sluss was born in Virginia, but had been a resident of this state for the greater part of her life.  She was a lifelong member of the M E Church.  She is survived by five sons and two daughters, as follows: Louis Sluss of this place; John Sluss of Deer Park; Frank Sluss of Stroudsburg, Pa; Charles Sluss of Luke, Md; Sylvester Sluss of Oakmont, W Va; Mrs Mary Gregg of Montana and Mrs Sarah Hott of Burlington, W Va.  She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  The funeral took place from the home of Mr Louis Sluss on West Main Street today.  Interment was made in Allegany Cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 22, 1909 - pg 10, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 16, 2014

SLUSS, Mrs. Nellie Hamill

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Nellie Sluss, 78, of 108 West Main Street, died at University Hospital, Baltimore, last night where she had been a patient 17 days. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Thadeas and Mary (Gerlach) Hamill. Besides her husband, William W. Sluss, she is survived by one son, William Sluss Jr., of here; two grandchildren; a brother, Richard Hamill, of here; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest DuVall, Washington, and Mrs. Clarence Rephann, of here. Mrs. Sluss was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow where the family will receive friends tomorrow from 7 to 9 p. m. and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Saturday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 30, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 25, 2009

 

SLUSS, William W.

FROSTBURG — William W. Sluss, 83, of 108 West Main Street, died Saturday in Miners Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day. Born in Westernport, he was a son of the late Louis and Anna M. (Shultzer) Sluss. He was a retired grocer. His wife, Nellie (Hamill) Sluss, died last November 29. Surviving are a son, William W. Sluss Jr., here; three half-brothers, Edward Sluss, here, and Harmon and Dewey Sluss, both of Baltimore; four half-sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hare, Baltimore; Mrs. Oscar Merrill, Rockwood, Pa.; Mrs. Minor Rounds, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Marcella Meerbaugh, Monaca, Pa., and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p. m. and 7 until 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Kenneth E. Morelock, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Knieriem, Norman Fletcher, Robert Hohing, Russell Dennison, Thomas Jackson and Lee Emerson.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 26, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010

 

SLY, Ella Sandles

Mrs. Ella S. Sly, 87, of 1907 S. Pittsburg St., South Connellsville, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in her home. She was born July 24, 1887, at New Haven, a daughter of the late John and Mary Werner Sandles. She had lived in South Connellsville since 1900, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 247, a member of the Edna Rebekah Lodge No. 32 for 62 years and a past noble grand and former secretary, and a member of the Connellsville United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Weimer, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Jean Sneed of Piedmont, Calif. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward E. Sly, Jan. 9, 1949.
Monday, February 17, 1975, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 1, 2010

 

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