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SWADLEY, George Allan

George Allan Swadley, 77, became ill at his home on Winchester Road yesterday morning and was pronounced dead on arrival at Sacred Heart Hospital. A retired laborer, he was a native of Elk Garden, W. Va., and a son of the late George Washington and Sarah Jane Abernathy Swadley. He was a member of LaVale Baptist Church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lonnie Winebrenner, Bowling Green, and three nephews, Arthur and Raymond Swadley, Ridgeley, and Oliver Winebrenner, Bowling Green. The body is at the John J. Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, National Highway, LaVale. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in LaVale Baptist Church. Rev. B. Finney Bragg, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Hartmansville, W.Va., cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012


SWADLEY, Harry F.

Almost as a shock, came the news over the telephone Wed evening at 5:30 that Harry F Swadley was dead.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, JUNE 14, 1907
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

SWAN, Mrs. Charlotte Cleo Dorn

CUMBERLAND - Charlotte Cleo Swan, 81, of Cumberland, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the WMHS-Memorial Campus. Born March 30, 1925, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late John Roscoe Dorn and Olive Cleo (Miller) Dorn. Mrs. Swan was also preceded in death by two brothers, John and Raymond Dorn. Charlotte was married on Sept. 3, 1942, to her late husband, Bruce G. Swan, who died on June 26, 1990, after 47 years of marriage. She retired from the Drapery Department at Rosenbaum's Department Store. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Bonnie J. Bishop, Cumberland, and Donna R. Bailey and her husband, Sam, Carpendale, W.Va.; her grandchildren, Lora (Bishop) Dorman and her husband, Eric, Cresaptown, Vicki (Bailey) Hoover and her husband, Rick, LaVale, and Mark Bishop and his wife, Tracey, Emmitsburg, Pa.; as well as her great-grandchildren, Grant Hoover and Clay Hoover, both of LaVale. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at noon with the Rev. Bernadette Ross officiating. Interment will be held at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Cumberland Times-News, February 13, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014


SWAN, George G., Sr.

George G. Swan, 70, of Baltimore Pike, died last night in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient four days. Born at Loomis, Wash., a son of the late Ervin and Minnie (Doonin) Swan, he was a retired employee of the Kelly Springfield Tire Company. Mr. Swan was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and the Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nora (Ryan) Swan; six sons, Ervin W. Swan, Baltimore; Richard B., Bruce G., Kenneth D. and Walter E. Swan, all of this city, and George G. Swan Jr., LaVale; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Crowe, city; a brother, Ervin D. Swan, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Residence where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Paul O'Brien, pastor of Pleasant Grove Church, and Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park, LaVale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010


SWAN, George Gilbert, Jr.

LAVALE — George Gilbert Swan Jr., of LaVale, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at the WMHS-Braddock Campus. Born Jan. 24, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late George Gilbert Swan Sr. and Nora (Ryan) Swan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Angela Swan and one son, David E. Swan. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Swan was a very proud United States Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 13. He was retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Company and attended Central Assembly of God Church. Surviving are one daughter, Susan Holly and husband Michael, of LaVale; his grandchildren, Jenn Briddes, of Philadelphia, Pa., Marcus Holly and wife Beth, of LaVale, and Megan and Mayci Holly, of LaVale; great-grandson, Roman Holly; his caretakers, Mike, Fonzie and Krista; his special friends, Ruth, Chuck, and Janet, and sister-in-law, Edna Swan. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Nallin, WMHS-Home Care, and the 5 South staff at Braddock Campus. At his request, his body will be cremated. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Memorial services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Larry Green officiating. Inurnment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, Flintstone.
Cumberland Times-News, November 14, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010


SWAN, Mrs. Nora Joyce Ryan

Mrs. Nora Joyce Swan, 72, formerly of Baltimore Pike, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. She had recently been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Crowe, Maryland Street, LaVale. Born in Oldtown March 5, 1897, she was a daughter of the late W. Patrick and Dora Bell (Rice) Ryan. Her husband, George B. Swan, preceded her in death. Mrs. Swan was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Besides Mrs. Crowe, she is survived by six sons, William E. Swan, Baltimore; Richard B. Swan, Bruce G. Swan, George G. Swan, Kenneth D. Swan, and Walter E. Swan, all of this city; four brothers, Joseph Ryan, Ellerslie; Walter Ryan, Spencer Ohio; Edward Ryan, Cleveland, and William Ryan, Inverness, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Nield, Wiley Ford; Mrs. Lula Shanholtz, Baltimore; Mrs. Mildred Chapman, Racine, Wis.; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Wendt 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 Cumberland Sunday Times, October 26, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
(Posted June 5, 2010)


SWAN, Richard Allen

CUMBERLAND - Richard Allen Swan, 52, of 11111 Butternut Lane, NE, Cumberland, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Memorial Hospital. Born on Feb. 23, 1948, in Cumberland, he was the son of Lucille A. (Bridges) Swan, Cumberland, and the late Richard Butler Swan. Mr. Swan was a carpenter in the Local #1024, working with Lashley Construction, a member of Vietnam Veterans of America #172, the Fort Hill Class of 1968, and a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was an avid hunter. He is survived by his mother, Lucille A. (Bridges) Swan, Cumberland; his wife, Jo Anne (Price) Swan, Cumberland; two sons, Richard B. Swan and wife Krista, Cumberland, Jesse Allen Swan, Germany; a daughter, Rebecca Price Swan, at home; a brother, Stephen M. Swan and wife Bonnie, Cumberland; four sisters, Paulette Sirbaugh, Funkstown, Susan Turner and husband Harold, Clearville, Pa., Fran Morgan and husband Paul, Flintstone, Nora Bolyard and husband Jerry, Clearville, Pa.; and one grandson, Trenton Swan. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Monsignor Thomas R. Bevan as celebrant. Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap. A Wake Service will be held on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010


SWAN, Richard B.

Richard B. Swan, 56, of Baltimore Pike, died Thursday at his residence. A native of Westernport, he was a son of the late George G. and Nora (Ryan) Swan. Mr. Swan was a retired 30-year employe of Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. He was also a member of the Columbia Quarter Century Club, the Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company, Woodmen of the World, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille (Bridges) Swan; two sons, Richard A. Swan and Stephen M. Swan, both of Cumberland; four daughters, Mrs. Paulette Sirbaugh, Funkstown, Md.; Mrs. Susan K. Turner, Cumberland; Mrs. Frances L. Ruckman, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Miss Nora J. Swan, at home; five brothers, William E. Swan, Dundalk; Bruce G. Swan and George G. Swan Jr., both of Cumberland; Kenneth D. Swan, LaVale; and Walter E. Swan, Short Gap; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Crowe, LaVale, and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Wendt Funeral Home today and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Darrell Simpson, James Sullivan, Carl Bennett, Leon Kelly, Charles McKenzie, James Froelich, Lemuel Yokum, Glen Rice and Fred Greise. A Christian wake service will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland News, December 21, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010

SWAN, Walter Edward
 
SHORT GAP, W.Va. —
Walter Edward Swan, 67, of Short Gap, went to be with God on Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, at Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 22, 1928, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late George G. and Nora (Ryan) Swan. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Kenneth, and Bruce; and a granddaughter, Renee Teeter. Mr. Swan was a former construction worker, a former employee of Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. in Cumberland, and retired from Fort Ashby Primary School. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, and a member of the Teamsters Local. Surviving are his loving family, his wife, Barbara A. (Portmess) Gutillo Swan; one son, Sr. Airman W. Edward Swan II, U.S.A.F., and wife Emma, England; one daughter, Deborah A. Landaker and husband Thomas, Cumberland, Md.; two stepsons, Joseph M. Gutillo and wife Waxie, Cumberland, and Anthony Gutillo Sr., Gowanda, N.Y.; two brothers, George Swan, LaVale, Md., and William E. Swan and wife Edna, Gary, Ind.; one sister, Peggy Crowe and husband Paul, LaVale; and eight grandchildren, Desiree Keller, Brandi Renee Swan, Michael Gutillo, Jay Gutillo, John Gutillo, Anthony M. Gutillo Jr., Tiffany Gutillo, and Tori Gutillo. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Wednesday. Services will be conducted at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Short Gap, on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Glessner officiating. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bud Summers, Bob Greene, Paul Crowe, Steve Swan, Richard Swan, Eddie Martz, Joe Rice, and Bob McVicker.

Published in the Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, January 30, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2017

SWANEY, Jacob M.

Jacob M. Swaney, age 83 years, formerly of 80 Murray Ave., died Tuesday evening, January 28, 1975 in the Lafayette Manor. He was a member of St. John's R.C. Church. He was a retired employee of the Hankins-Paulson Lumber Co. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna Z. Swaney, in 1960. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Bonnie) Rocheck, Uniontown. Friends will be received in the J. Harry Johnston Funeral Home this evening and Thursday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
[d.o.d. Tuesday evening, January 28, 1975; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 17, 2017



SWANEY, Mrs, Zelphian Anna Thomas

Swanet[sic],Anna X[sic]. Aged 64 a resident of 80 Murray Ave,died Saturday morning August 27,1960. She was a bookkeeperfor over forty years. She was a member of St'Jobe's[sic] R.C.Church. Women of the Moose Chapter 228 and Womens Benefits Assn;She is survived by her husbandJacob M. Swanet[sic]one daughter Mrs. Joseph Rocheck,Uniontown. Her mother Mrs Ida B Thomas, Uniontown, One brother William L Thomas,Washington D.C.,One sister Mrs. Mary Ewing,Uniontown. Friends are being received at J.Harry Johnsten & Sons 63 N Gallaton Ave.Requen[sic] High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Tuesday StJohns B.C.[sic] Church, The Rev Fr.James O.D.Hanton will celebrate the Mass.Internment[sic] will be in Sylvan Hights[sic] Cemetery. The Rosery[sic] will be recited this evening at 9 o'clock.
Monday, August 29, 1960; Uniontown Morning Herald
FindAGrave Memorial #72722816
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed from previously typed copy by Genie)
Posted June 17, 2017


SWANGER, Robert L.

CUMBERLAND - Robert L. Swanger, 71, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at his residence. Born Sept. 5, 1935, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Lena (Jarvis) Swanger. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Swanger. Mr. Swanger was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Sioux Tribe 201 Improved Order of Redman where he was a bartender, and he was a life member of the Goodfellowship Club. Robert was an avid camper, hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Rodella (Petenbrink) Swanger; two sons, Lawrence "Teddy" Swanger and wife Mary, Brunswick, and Gilbert R. "Gil" Swanger and wife Laura, Oldtown; one daughter, Anna Marie "Kitten" Grossnickle and husband Thomas, Myersville, two sisters, Patricia Steckman, Cumberland, and Esther Kimble, Capon Bridge, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren, Sarah, Jason, Jonathan, Shawn, Amanda, Kimberly, Stephanie, Joshua, Patricia and Daniel; and nine great-grandchildren, Daniel, Terrance, Alexander, Meadow, Ryan, Andrew, Roman, Wyatt and Lucas. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at noon with the Rev. Wayne R. Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap, Flintstone. Military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard. Contributions may be directed to Gilbert R. Swanger at 26701 Oldtown Road, SE, Oldtown, MD 21555.
Cumberland Times obituary; about March 13, 2007
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010


SWANGER, Theodore W.

Theodore W. Swanger, 48, of RD 4, Irons Mountain, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of Charles and Lucy (Sirbaugh) Swanger. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed as maintenance man at Celanese Fibers Company. Surviving are his widow, Gladys (Mummert) Swanger; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Crabtree, Oldtown; Mrs. Robert Bible, Rochester, Pa., and Mrs. Richard Ginevan, Columbus, Ohio; three brothers, Gilbert W. Swanger, Irons Mountain; Charles Swanger, Martinsburg and Jesse Swanger, Cumberland; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Taylor, Martinsburg, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Monday by Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg. Burial will be in Davis Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, February 24, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 23, 2010

SWANN, Mrs. Catherine M. Flynn

Mrs. Catherine M. Swann, 61, 568 Fayette Street, died in Sacred HeartHospital yesterday about 12 hours after the ambulance which was taking her to the hospital was involved in a collision with an automobile at Baltimore and George Streets. Mrs. Swann, who was a sister of Police Chief R. Emmett Flynn, suffered a stroke at her home Saturday afternoon. An ambulance, driven by Jack Friend, Bedford Street, an employe of the Stein Funeral Home, was taking her to the hospital Saturday evening when it collided with an automobile operated by Clarence S. Whitacre, Green Spring, W. Va. No one was seriously injured in the accident, and Mrs. Swann's physician said he did not believe the crash contributed to her death. A daughter of the late James E and Mary Ellen (Bahen) Flynn, Mrs. Swann was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Owen Arthur Swann; a son, James A. Swann, at home; two daughters, Miss Katherine Swann and Mrs. Mary Ellen Wolford, also at home; a niece, Miss Lillian M. Flynn, of the Fayette Street address; a granddaughter. Sheila Ann Wolford, also at home; two sisters, Sister Mary Ellen, Order of St. Ursula, Louisville, and Sister Mary Kathleen, Order of St. Ursula, Columbia, S. C., and a brother, Chief Flynn. A requiem mass for Mrs. Swann will be celebrated at 9 a. m. Wednesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Louis, O. P. M. Cap.,
officiating. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, June 16, 1952 - pg 9, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 6, 2011

 

SWARTZ, Abram F.

Abram F. Swartz, Bedford garageman and the proprietor of the Swartz Motor Co. for 28 years, died at his home on West Pitt street after a brief illness, Saturday, June 13. Mr. Swartz was born February 28, 1900, in Bedford township, the son of George and Myra (Boor) Swartz. He was united in marriage with Nell Luman, who survives. There are no other near relatives. Mr. Swartz was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian church, of the Loyal Order of Moose, and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. Funeral services: At the S. Alton Barefoot Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. R. S. Caldwell officiating. Interment at Lybarger Cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, June 15, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2015

 

SWARTZENTRUBER, Nellie Grace White

Nellie Grace Swartzentruber, 96, Oakland, died BP[??~Genie] Monday, June 9, 2003, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born April 8, 1907, in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Leroy Ellsworth White and Minnie I. (Lee) White. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey D. "Hub" Swartzentruber, in 1995; one sister, Myrtle K. Durben; and two brothers, Harold Ellsworth White and George Franklin White. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and taught Sunday school there for many years. She was a member of Oakland Chapter 67, O.E.S., the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Oakland Civic Club, from which she received her 50 year pin, and the Pythian Sisters. She is survived by one son, Delbert Donald Swartzentruber, Oakland; two daughters, Dolores Elaine Moyer and Lois Grace Swartzentruber, both of Oakland; two sisters, Helen L. White Beckman, Swanton, and Maxine V. White DeBerry, Oakland; one 1 brother, Max L. White, Oakland; 10 grandchildren, Harvey Jerome Moyer, , Kevin Dwayne Moyer, Jeffrey Allen Moyer, Dani Sue Miller, Dennis Grey Swartzentruber, Diana Lyn Win: ter, Daniel Allen Swartzen'truber, Leslie Allen Bittinger, Lisa Michelle Bittinger, and Laurie Annette Bittinger; and 14 great-grandchildren, Eric Moyer, Amiee Michelle, Joshua Moyer, Amanda Dawn Miller, Jeremy Shane Miller, Dennis David Swartzentruber, Delbert Donald Swartzentruber, Sarah Michele Winter, Natlie Ann Winter, Megan Marie Swartzentruber, Nathan Daniel Swartzentruber, Stephanie Michelle Bittinger, Shauna Nicole Bittinger, and Nataley Lyn Bittinger. Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service was to be conducted at the funeral home by Oakland Chapter  #67, O.E.S., Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. A service was conducted at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church today, Thursday, June 12, with Pastor Ted. Bessey officiating. Interment was in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 6 S. Second, Oakland, MD 21550; or the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, P.O. Bo 378, Oakland, MD 21550.
Unidentified Newspaper, Thursday, June 12, 2003
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 18, 2010

 

SWARTZWELDER, Harry Scott, Jr.

Harry Scott Swartzwelder Jr., 51, of Oberle Avenue, Randallstown, formerly of Greenpoint, LaVale, died yesterday at Baltimore County General Hospital, where he had been a patient one day. Born in LaVale, he was a son of Harry S. and Belva (Barnes) Swartzwelder, RD l, city. Mr. Swartzwelder was an attorney for the Baltimore City law office and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving, besides his parents, are a son, Scott Swartzwelder, Towson, and a daughter, Mrs. Shelley Strosnider, Baltimore. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ernest Rumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Salisbury (Pa.) Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 15, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

SWARTZWELDER, Mrs. Margaret Hotchkiss

SALISBURY, Pa. — Mrs. Margaret Swartzwelder, 72, died yesterday at her home. Born in Elk Lick Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Murray) Hotchkiss and was the widow of Carl Swartzwelder. She was a member of St. John's Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Fay, here; a brother, Robert Hotchkiss, RD, Meyersdale; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Hersh, RD, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Mary Marble, Akron, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ernest Rumbaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 23, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SWARTZWELDER, Upton

On Saturday last, in Hagerstown, Upton Swartzwelder, aged 18 years, after a few days illness from an attack of Epilepsy.
Alleganian (Cumberland, MD.); 29 September 1845
~Genie
Posted September 1, 2011


SWAUGER, Albert C.

MT. SAVAGE — Albert C. Swauger, 69, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital. A native of here, he was a son of the late George and Jenny (Mann) Swauger. Mr. Swauger was an employe of Frostburg Community Hospital and Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home. He also was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and Mt. Savage Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Hazel (Gordon) Swauger; two sons, Abram Swauger, Friedens, Pa., and George Swauger, Millville, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Loughner, Forth Worth, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Kraus, Potomac Park; four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Porter, Mrs. Mary Engle and Mrs. Irene O'Neal, all of Ohio, and Mrs. Ella Cook, Meyersdale; two brothers, Ambrose Swauger and George Swauger, both of Ohio; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mt. Savage Fire Company will hold a memorial service there today at 7 p.m.
The Cumberland News, May 14, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2011

 

SWAUGER, Mrs. Bertha Bittinger

Grantsville, March 9 - Mrs. Bertha (Bittinger) Swauger, 60, wife of Albert Swauger, died at her home here at 11:40 o'clock last night, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth (Hoover) Bittinger, and was born at Bittinger, Md., March (15, 16 or 18), 1880. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters: Mrs. W. Harold (Irma) Miller, Grantsville; Mrs. M. Douglas (Viola) Reynolds, Johnstown, Pa.; Mrs. M. C. (Helen) Hendershot, Hancock; and Evelyn and Grace Swauger, at home; one son, Ivan C. Swauger, Grantsville; a sister, Mrs. J. C. (Anna) Grady, Pierce, W. Va.; a brother, Lawrence G. Bittinger, Grantsville; and 10 grandchildren. Before her marriage on December 1, 1903, she taught school in Garrett county. She was a member of the Grantsville Lutheran church, serving as organist for a number of years.
The Cumberland Times, March 10, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SWAUGER, (child) Billy

Fossilville - Little Billy, 7-year-old son of Mrs. Lena Swauger, passed away on the morning of the 8th inst. and was buried in the Madley cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 10th. Besides his mother, he leaves a brother, James, and five sisters, Mrs. Sara Suter of Bedford, Wilma, Eleanor, Dorothy and Marion.
The Bedford Gazette, February 19, 1932
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 12, 2015

SWAUGER, David Ambrose

FROSTBURG — David Ambrose Swauger, 80, of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and formerly of here, died Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital, Dover, Ohio. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late George and Jennie (Mann) Swauger. His wife, Beatrice (Snelson) Swauger, preceded him in death. Mr. Swauger was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe. Surviving are four sons, David Swauger, Mt. Savage; Cecil and Leory Swauger, here; Melvin Swauger, with whom he resided; a daughter, Mrs. Edith Spataro, Morantown; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Engel, Mrs. Irene O'Neal, Mrs. Elsie Porter, New Philadelphia, and Mrs. Ella Cook, Meyersdale; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 9, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2011

SWAUGER, Miss Edna
 
Funeral services for Miss Edna Swauger, 26 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Swauger, who died Wednesday night at the home of her parents at Ellerslie, Md., will be held at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at her home. Rev. Eugene P. Skyles, pastor of St. Mark’s Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Madley, Pa. Besides her parents, Miss Swauger is survived by four brothers, James H., Fossilville, Pa.; Elmer E., Akron, Ohio; and Bruce L. and Stanley Swauger, of Ellerslie; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl Diehl, Ellerslie, and Mrs. Raymond W. George, Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 19, 1926
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2015

SWAUGER, Edward C.

FROSTBURG — Edward C. Swauger, 60, of Baltimore, a former area resident, died this morning in Miners Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. Born at Mt. Savage, a son of the late George and Jennie Swauger, he had resided in Hyndman before moving to Baltimore, where he was employed by the Maryland Training School for Boys. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ollie (Hutzell) Swauger; two sons, Samuel Swauger, Trenton Mich., and George Swauger, Baltimore; a daughter, Mrs. Leona Logsdon, Hyndman; a stepson Harry Hutzell, Hyndman; a stepdaughter, Mrs. John Gibner, Hyndman; four brothers, David Swauger, Frostburg; Arthur Swauger, Tuscarawas, Ohio; Albert C. Swauger, Mt. Savage, and Raymond Swauger, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Engle, Dover; Mrs. Irene Neal, and Mrs. Elsie Porter, both of Gruadenhutten, Ohio; and Mrs. Ella Cook, Fair Oaks, Pa., 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 2, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWAUGER, George Charleston

George Charleston Swauger, 38, of 326 North Mechanic Street, died Thursday in City Hospital, Baltimore, where he had been a patient for 18 days. A native of Allegany County, he was the son of the late Edward Swauger and Mrs. Ollie (Smith) Swauger, Corriganville. Also surviving are his widow, Shirley (Harden) Swauger; one daughter, Connie Lee Swauger, at home; two sons, Randolph C. Swauger and Michael W. Swauger, both at home; one brother, Harry Hutzell, RD 1, Hyndman; and two sisters, Mrs. John Gibner and Mrs. Timothy Logsdon, both of Hyndman. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Monday at 11 a. m. in the funeral home by Rev. Owen E. Osborne, pastor of Centre Street Methodist Church. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 23, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

SWAUGER, Hubert W.

GRANTSVILLE — Hubert W. Swauger, 45, died at his residence yesterday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of the late George W. and Carrie (Spieker) Swauger. Mr. Swauger was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion, and the Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dorothy (Housel) Swauger; two sons, John Swauger, Grantsville, and Joseph Swauger, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Nancy Boyce, Meyersdale; Mrs. Sandra McKenzie, Alexandria, Va.; Miss Shirley Swauger and Miss Linda Swauger, both at home; two brothers, Ray Swauger, of New Jersey, and Paul Swauger, Baltimore; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Warnick and Mrs. Pearl Bartlett, both of Grantsville; Mrs. Betty Miller, Owings Mills, Md., and Mrs. Thelma Anello, Baltimore, and a grandchild. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Emory McGraw and burial will be in the Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. Grantsville Post 214 will conduct graveside rites.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 2, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011

SWAUGER, James Gary

HYNDMAN, Pa. - James Gary Swauger, 43, Buffalo Mills, RD 1, died yesterday at his residence. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of James H. and Esther (Pressinger) Swauger, RD 1, Buffalo Mills. Employed as a truck driver, he was an Air Force veteran and a member of Lybarger Lutheran Church and Hyndman Lodge F & AM 589. Besides his parents, he is survived by his widow, Marlene (Kirchner) Swauger; a son, James G. Swauger Jr., Mt. Savage; a daughter, Jennie Lynn Swauger, at home; a brother, John M. Swauger, Buffalo Mills RD 1; a sister, Diann Shaffer, here, and one grandchild. Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today and tomorrow. Services will be conducted there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Tome, the Rev. Leroy Logsdon, the Rev. Timothy Stamper and the Rev. Steve Lynn officiating. Interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery.
Published in the Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, May 29, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017

SWAUGER, John William

GRANTSVILLE — John William Swauger Sr., 68, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born April 30, 1943 in Salisbury, Pa., he was the son of the late Hubert Swauger and Dorothy (Housel) Swauger Dymond. Mr. Swauger was an employee of Hilltop Fruit Market since 1958. Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Mary "Beth" (Downton) Swauger; three sons, John William Swauger Jr. and wife Laurel, Inwood, W.Va., James William Swauger, William Joseph Swauger and fiancée Christine McKenzie, all of Frostburg; one step-son, Michael Kelly and wife Barbara, McKeesport, Pa.; one step-daughter, Kathryn Durst, Cumberland; one brother, Joseph Swauger, Grantsville; four sisters, Nancy Boyce, Meyersdale, Pa., Sandra McKenzie, Frederick, Shirley Kyle, Frostburg, Linda Arnold, Grantsville; three grandchildren, Lacy Swauger, Annapolis, Zackery Durst, Fort Benning, Ga. and Savanna Wilson, Short Gap, W.Va. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at noon with the Rev. Thomas Twigg officiating. Cremation will follow in accordance with his wishes.
[John Swauger was originally married to Juanita Catherine Crowe]
Cumberland Times-News, August 4, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2011

SWAUGER, Mrs. Lena Vanira Holler
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. -
Mrs. Lena Vanira Swauger, 86, of Buffalo Mills, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born March 23, 1893 in RD 1, Buffalo Mills, she was the daughter of the late George Holler and Sara (Lybarger) Holler. She was a member of the Lybarger Church. Surviving are a son, James H. Swauger, RD 1, Buffalo Mills; three daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Whitford, RD 1, Buffalo Mills; Mrs. Dorothy Malloy, New Haven, Conn.; Mrs. Marian Shaffer, here; four brothers, Clyde Holler and Harvey Holler, both of Cumberland; Earl Holler, RD 1, here; Albert Holler, Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today at the Ziegler Funeral Home. Services will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Richard L. Tome. Interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery.

Published in the Cumberland News, Tuesday, July 24, 1979
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 19, 2017


SWAUGER, Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth Swauger

Grantsville - Lillian Elizabeth Swauger, 48, of here, died suddenly Thursday evening. She was fatally stricken with a heart attack while driving home from Salisbury, Pa., where she was employed at the undergarment factory. Born at Jennings, a daughter of William E. Swauger and the late Lula B. (Hoover) Swauger, she was a member of the United Lutheran Church, the Women's Guild of the church, and was past president of the auxiliary of Post 214, American Legion here. She also had served as a vice president of Mt. District Auxiliary, American Legion, and was a member of the Maryland State Executive Committee of the American Legion. Surviving, besides her father, are two sons, S/Sgt. Robert Swauger, with the Air Force in Riverside, Calif., and T/Sgt. Edsel L. Swauger, with the Air Force in France; three sisters, Miss Velora Swauger, Hagerstown; Mrs. Ruthella Resh, Grantsville; and Mrs. Edna Livingood, Friendsville; and five brothers, Heiskell, Markleysburg, Pa.; Ralph, Lonaconing; George, Hagerstown; William, Rices Landing, Pa.; T/Sgt. James Swauger, Elkins, W. Va. The body is at the residence. Services Monday; interment Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 23, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

SWAUGER, Mrs. Margaret McKenzie
 
SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Margaret M. Swauger, 59, died Monday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born in Maryland June 10, 1926, daughter of Floyd and Minnie McKenzie. Mrs. Swauger was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, West Salisbury. Survivors include her husband, Leroy Swauger; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Rexrode, Keyser, W.Va.; Mrs. Rosella Jackson, Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Edward McKenzie, Frostburg, Md.; Hubert McKenzie, Confluence; two sisters, Mrs. Delores Brenneman, Baltimore, and Rosella, of Philadelphia; six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church by Father James Bunn. Interment will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Avilton, Md. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 21, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 Posted March 10, 2012 


SWAUGER, Mrs. Mary Spiker

Grantsville, March 7 — Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Swauger, wife of Richard Swauger, who died at her home near New Germany, February 28, were held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Zion Methodist church, with the Rev. Charles Sisk, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Swauger was the daughter of Joseph and Maria Spiker and was born August 3, 1887. She had been ill a year. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Edna Swauger, Jane Swauger, Rella G. Swauger, Helen M. Swauger, and Richard J., Walter D., and Charles Swauger.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 7, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2010

 

SWAUGER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kelly
 

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Swauger, 68, widow of William F. Swauger, died yesterday at her home in Ellerslie. A daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Ellen Kelly and a native of Cook's Mills, Pa., she was a member of the Ellerslie Reformed Church. Surviving are four sons, Elmer E., Akron, Ohio; Bruce F., this city; W. Stanley, Ellerslie, and James Henry; two daughters, Mrs. John H. Fortwangler, this city, and Mrs. Earl V. Diehl, Ellerslie; two brothers, J. A. Kelly, Ellerslie, and Harry W. Kelly, this city; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Temke, Hyndman, Pa., and Mrs. James Bowser, Madley, Pa.; 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, December 17, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 21, 2015


SWAUGER, Samuel D.

Samuel D. Swauger, 43, of Trenton, Mich., died there Friday. Born August 14, 1921, in Mount Savage, he was the son of Mrs. Ruth (Gelder) Elliott, of Florida, and the late Edward Swauger. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Hiram Lodge AF & AM 110, Trenton. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mildred Swauger; two sons, James E. Swauger, with the Navy, Norfolk, Va.; David T. Swauger, Selfridge Air Force Base; a half-brother, George Swauger, Cumberland; a half-sister, Mrs. Mae Logsdon, Hyndman; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. with Rev. John H. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 25, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

SWAUGER, William E.

GRANTSVILLE - William E. Swauger, 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Livengood, Friendsville, early today following an illness of five weeks. Mr. Swauger became ill soon after the burial of another daughter recently. A native of Bittinger, Mr. Swauger was a son of the late Samuel and Rebecca (Harman) Swauger and was born July 20, 1881. His wife, Lula Belle (Hoover) Swauger, died 12 years ago. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Friendsville. Survivors include, besides Mrs. Livengood, two other daughters, Miss Velora Swauger, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Ruthella Resh, Jennings; one brother, Harry Swauger, Grantsville, and three half-brothers, Earl, Frederick and Leroy Swauger, addresses unknown; a half-sister, Mrs. Viola Winkler, Barton; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchlldren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here. Services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at Jennings Lutheran Church by Rev. William Carlson, and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 1, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011

 

SWEARINGEN, Miss Deborah Ann

Death of Aged Lady
Miss Swearingen the Last Member of Once Prominent Pioneer Family
Miss Deborah Ann Swearinger, aged 82, died at the residence of Mrs. Sarah B. Porter, near Rawlings, this county, yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, from the infirmities of old age. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Charles Swearinger, who at the time of his death many years ago owned and lived upon what is known as the Swearinger farm, near pinto station, about nine miles from this city. Miss Swearinger is the last of the family of that name in this section, who were once extensive land owners in this city and county. She and her mother lived in this city at one time on Bedford street, but for the last twenty-five years she has been making her home with Mrs. Porter. Her mother died a short time after leaving Cumberland. "Aunt Debby", as she was familiarly known, was a kind-hearted and charitable woman. The funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Porter at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The interment will take place in the private cemetery on the Swearingen farm.

Evening Times Cumberland, Maryland March 23, 1910
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 1, 2009

 

SWEARMAN, Mrs. Adeline M.

MEYERSDALE, Nov. 21 - Mrs. Adeline M. Swearman, 79, of Meyersdale, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was the widow of Emanuel Swearman, former police officer.
November 21, 1952, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SWEARMAN, Mrs. Annie Agnes Stein

Mrs. Annie Agnes Swearman, 77, died today at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born September 24, 1892, in Meyersdale, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anne Meyers Stein. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Swearman. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Percy Harkcom, Meyersdale, and a grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Steven Melttrick officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, March 14, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 9, 2010

 

SWEARMAN, Sgt. Charles Edward

MEYERSDALE, Dec. 29 — Sergeant Charles Edward Swearman, 26, was killed in an airplane crash December 20 on Tinian Island in the South Pacific, the War Department notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Swearman of 34 North street. There were no particulars. A crew member of a bomber with the 20th Squadron of the Army Air Forces on Tinian, he was taken into the Army April 5, 1943, and went overseas last May. A graduate of Meyersdale High School, he leaves his parents and three sisters, Ethel and Elaine at home and Mrs. Paul Critchfield of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 29, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

SWEARMAN, Sgt. Charles Edward

MEYERSDALE, July 13 — The funeral service for Sergeant Charles E. Swearman, 26, who was killed in the Pacific area December 20, 1945, will be held at 2 P. M. Wednesday at Konhaus funeral home here. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery with the V. F. W. and American Legion in charge of military rites. The son of James and Ruth Swearman, he worked at Martin airplane plant at Baltimore before going into the Air Force, serving with a bomb group.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, July 13, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Charles R.

MEYERSDALE - Charles R. Swearman, 77, of Ellicott City, Md., died Tuesday in Sykesville, Md. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Henry and Ellen (Bittner) Swearman. Surviving are his widow, Maude (Spiker) Swearman; two sons, Guy Swearman, Ellicott City, and Larry Swearman, Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Arlene Rockwell, Baltimore; Mrs. Sara Jean Bridges, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Etta Armstrong, Sykesville; a brother, Edward Swearman, St. Paul; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Fike, here; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 2 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. David Feller will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, August 18, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Emanuel M.

Meyersdale, March 5 - Emanuel M. Swearman died at his home in Salisbury street last Friday night after a week's illness caused by paralysis, a stroke which affected the left side of his body, while acting as a night policeman last Saturday morning, February 23. Mr. Swearman had served for a number of years as policeman of Meyersdale and was very highly respected as an officer and resident of Meyersdale. Mr. Swearman was 5O years old and is survived by his wife and one son, Forrest Swearman of Somerset. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at his late residence, his pastor, Rev. J. Luther Frantz of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. The pall bearers were made up of county officers as follows: Lester G. Wagner, sheriff; Fred P. Hare, deputy sheriff; and John Smith, policeman of Somerset; Burgess Valentine Gress, policeman; James Campbell, constable; D. R. Cramer, game warden; Harry Bittner, and chief of the fire department S. D. Cramer. Members of the council attended the funeral in a body. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
March 5, 1929, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Forest

Meyersdale, Pa., March 12 - Funeral services for Forest Swearman who died suddenly at his home at Adams, Pa., last Friday night were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, the pastor, H. K. Hillner, and Rev. B. A. Black, pastor of Amity Reformed Church, conducting the services. Mr. Swearman was a miner and his fellow workmen attended the funeral in a body. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, and his mother, who resides in Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 12, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Francis

MEYERSDALE, Jan. 18 — Francis Swearman died Thursday night at his home in Glade City, after a week's illness, at the age of 79 years, where he conducted a general store, and was well-known and highly respected by the whole community. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Earl Beynon, Mrs. William Beal, Oscar and Fred Sweaman, all ot Meyersdale; Mrs. Henry Resh and William Swearman of Cleveland, Ohio; and George Swearman of Thomas, W. Va. Twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive with the following brothers and sisters: George Swearman of Summit Mills, Joseph Swearman, Mrs. Lewis Geiger and Miss Clara Swearman, all of Meyersdale, R. D. Funeral service was held Sunday at his late home. Rev. H. K. Hillner, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of which deceased was a member, officiated. Interment was in the Union Cemetery.
January 18, 1938, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, George E.
 
George E. Swearman, 87, of Addison, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg. He was born May 19, 1926 in Nilan, Fayette Co., a son of George Russell and Blanche (Greathouse) Swearman. His parents and first wife, DeLaine (Smith) Swearman preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, B. Frances (Augustine) Swearman, sons, Clifford W. and wife, Joann, Markleton and Gary E. and wife, Carla, Grantsville, MD, a daughter, Nancy A. Hall and husband, Fred, Pisgah Forest, NC; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer (Hall) Faidley and husband, Dan, Delaine Swearman, James Hall and wife, Bethany, Leslie Swearman, Jana (Hall) Shows and husband, Aaron, Michael Swearman and wife, Lindsey, Jayne Hall, Lindsay (Swearman) Meyers and husband, Shad, Joseph Swearman and Joseph Hall; and 6 great grandsons. George was a US Army veteran of WW II and a retired tower operator for CSX Transportation. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Addison and the Confluence Lions Club. He also served on the Addison Borough Council for many years. Friends will be received from 7-9 PM Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in the Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence and from 10-11 AM Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, the hour of service in St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Foster officiating. Interment in Addison Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 653 Main St., Addison, PA 15411.
January 12, 2014; Humbert Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 25, 2014


SWEARMAN, George W.

MEYERSDALE, Oct. 28 — Funeral services for George W. Swearman, 77 years old, who died Sunday were held Tuesday afternoon at the Brethren Church at Summit Mills, with Rev. O. A. Lorenzo officiating. Deceased was a retired coal miner. His wife, Elizabeth Domer Swearman, (incorrect information) died 12 years ago. He is survived by the following children: Frederick J., Robert L., and George H., all of Summit Mills; Mrs. George Werner and Mrs. E. J. Romesberg, Garrett; Miss Minnie, at home; Mrs. Homer Boger, Salisbury; Mrs. Ralph Nicholson, Salisburg; Mrs. James Hoffmyer, Hayes Mills; Mrs. Roy Sechler, St. Paul; Ray and Miss Grace, at home; several grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Swearman, and two sisters, Mrs. Long and Miss Clara Swearman, of Meyersdale.
October 28, 1938, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
[his mother was Elizabeth Domer; his wives were Missouri Belle Tressler and Annie Fair]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, James H.

MEYERSDALE - James H. Swearman, 61, of RD 4, died Friday. Born in Summit Township, he was a son of the late Henry and Sarah (Bittner) Swearman. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Viola (Nicholson) Swearman; two daughters, Mrs. George Bodes, RD l, and Mrs. Donald Zimmerman, RD 4; a sister, Mrs. Norman Fike, here, and two brothers, Edward Swearman, here, and Charles Swearman, Baltimore, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home. A service will be conducted there tomorrow with Rev. Charles E. Staub. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, James R.

MEYERSDALE - James R. Swearman, 65, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. He leaves his widow, three daughters, three brothers and three sisters.
April 18, 1959 Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, John

Meyersdale, May 9 - John Swearman, 77, died Thursday night at his home here. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. David Spence, Mrs. James Martz, Mrs. Edgar Wagner, Lewis, John, James, and Herbert, all of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 9, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Joseph

MEYERSDALE, Dec. 30 — Joseph Swearman, 77, died at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home at Meyersdale, R. D. 3. Born near here June 15, 1863, the son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Domer Swearman, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. L. W. Geiger and Miss Clara Swearman, both of Meyersdale, R. D. 3. The funeral service was held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Geiger. Interment was in Union cemetery.
December 30, 1940, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

SWEARMAN, Lewis W.

MEYERSDALE - Lewis W. Swearman, 77, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Meyersdale RD, (May 7, 1890) he was a son of the late John and Sarah Ellen (Bittner) Swearman. Surviving are his widow, Annie Agnes (Stein) Swearman; a daughter, Mrs. Percy Harkcom; two brothers, Herbert and John Swearman, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Martz, and Mrs. Edgar Wagner, all of Meyersdale, and one grandchild. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 2 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 13, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

SWEARMAN, Mrs. Mary G. Engle

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Mary G. Swearman, 68, died Tuesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Garrett, she was a daughter of the late John and Amanda Swarner Engle. Surviving are her husband, Edward F. Swearman; two brothers, Samuel J. Engle, Connellsville, and Elmer Engle, Denver, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Alice Gilbert, LaVale, Md. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Joseph Chukla. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 30, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

SWEARMAN, Miss Minnie B.

Miss Minnie B. Swearman, 59, died in Meyersdale Community hospital Wednesday. She made her home with a sister, Mrs. James Hoffmyer, at Meyersdale. She was a member of the Summit Mills Brethren church.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 3, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010


SWEARMAN, Oscar Francis

MEYERSDALE, May 7 - Oscar Francis Swearman, 45, Meyersdale, R. D. 2, World War Two veteran, was found dead from a self-inflicted wound Monday evening at his home, Coroner C. T. Saylor said. He had been wounded in both legs in the service and also suffered from malaria. He leaves his mother, three sisters and three brothers.
May 7, 1952, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

SWEARMAN, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bittner

MEYERSDALE - Mrs. Sarah Ellen Swearman, 81, died at her home in Meyersdale. A daughter of Edward and Matilda Domer Bittner, she leaves four children, two sisters and two brothers.
November 8, 1958, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
)

SWEARMAN, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bittner

The funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bittner Swearman, who died Tuesday of heart trouble, was held this afternoon in the home. Rev J. Luther Frantz, pastor of the Meyersdale Lutheran Church, officiated. Interment was made in Uniontown Cemetery. Besides her husband, John Swearman, deceased is survived by the following children: Harvey, Louis, John, James and Hubert Swearman, Mrs. David Spence, Mrs. Laura Martz, and Mrs. Helen Wagner, all of Meyersdale. She also leaves two brothers, Albert and Milton Bittner, both of Meyersdale, and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Myers of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. John Robertson of Meyersdale.
September 23, 1927, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

SWEEN, Howard Edgar

FROSTBURG — Howard Edgar Sween, 61, of Borden, died today in Memorial Hospital, Cumberand, following an illness of six months. Born March 17, 1902, in Mt. Savage he was a son of the late John and Mary (Stevens) Sween. Surviving, besides his widow, Mary Elizabeth (Deal) Sween, are two daughters, Mrs. Rose Diehl, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Edith Scell, Wellersburg; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Winebrenner, Mrs. Elizabeth Taccino, Mrs. Marie Lynch, all of Mt. Savage, Mrs. Mary Lemmert, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Emma Wellings, Frostburg; one brother, William Sween, Mt. Savage, and six grandchildren. Mr. Sween was a member of Mt. Savage Methodist Church. A retired coal miner, he was a member of United Mine Workers. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home here where 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 Sunday Times, September 1, 1963
[note:parent names do not match, but sibling names do]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 31, 2010

 

SWEEN, William

William Sween Funeral Friday
Frostburg. May 2—Funeral services for William Sween, who died yesterday morning after a week's illness of double pneumonia, will be held from his home, 75 Frost avenue, Friday at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Lewis B. Browne, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 2, 1935 - pg 4, col 4
(Courtesyof Pat Dailey)
Posted August 24, 2012



Name: Julia P. Sweene, 77, of 11 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD
Parents: Richard Albert and Katherine (Weslow) Watkins
DOB: April 27, 1927, in Zihlman, MD
DOD: Monday, January 24, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Ernest Richard Sweene
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, William Albert Sweene
Survived by: daughter, Patricia C. and husband Granville Nelson, Smithsburg, MD; sisters, Mary Katherine Garlick, Cresaptown, MD; Martha Louise Shaffer, Uhrichsville, OH
Burial: January 27, 2005, Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 20, 2014

Name: William Donald Sweene, 84, of LaVale, MD
Parents: George William and Eliza (Sharpless) Sweene
DOB: May 12, 1919, in Morantown, MD
DOD: Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at his home
Military: World War II Veteran of the U.S. Navy
Spouse: Colleen (Shoemake) Sweene
Predeceased by: parents; daughter, Sandra Diane Blank; son, David William Sweene; brothers, Clarence Sweene and Richard Sweene; stepbrothers, Armel and Wantford Sweene; stepsister, Mary Lashbaugh
Survived by: wife; son, Skip Sweene and wife Connie, Morantown; daughters, Donna Faulkner and husband Steve, LaVale; Connie Sell and husband Jim, Hagerstown, MD; sister, Naomi Sweeney, Keyser, WV
Burial: January 17, 2004, Sunset Memorial Park

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2014
 

SWEENE, Mrs. Mary Stevens
 
Funeral of Mrs William Sweene
Frostburg, Md, Mar 29 - The funeral of Mrs William Sweene, age 74, who died Thursday at her home Zihlman will be held tomorrow afternoon from the residence. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery. Mrs Sweene is survived by her husband and ten children: Mrs Charles Crow, Mrs Joseph Taccino, this city; Mrs Joseph Lynch, Mrs Minnie Winebrenner, Mt Savage; Mrs Katie Johnson, Mrs Emma Vizzia, Morgantown; Mrs Augusta Gowney, Washington, D.C.; Mrs Vernon Lemmert, Indianapolis, Ind; William, John and Howard Sweene, Zihlman.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, March 29, 1930 - pg 8, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 24, 2012

SWEENEY, Daniel

Lonaconing, Md., April 10.
The death roll is lengthening and another old citizen passed to the undiscovered country, Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Daniel Sweeney was in his 60th year and had been a coal miner all his life and up to within four months of his death. He was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, and came to this country at the age of 18. He went to Vale Summit and worked there three years, going from there to Streator, Ill., where he lived five years. From Streator he came to Lonaconing and resided here until his death. Mr. Sweeney was one of the first miners employed in Koontz mine, and worked there until he was taken ill. He was the first president of Division J. A. O. H., of Lonaconing, and was instrumental in organizing the division. Deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Margaret Coburn, and whom he married Dec. 22, 1882. There are ten children: John, of Falrchance, Pa.; Thomas, James and Daniel, and Misses Laura, Matilda, Mararet. Annie, Florence and Rose. Deceased leaves one sister, Mrs Thomas Woods, of East Plttsburg, Pa., and two brothers. Thomas, of Seattle, Washington, and John, of Butte, Montana.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 10, 1909 - pg 10, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 18, 2010

SWEENEY, Daniel

Lonaconing, Md - April 12
A great many people from out of town attended the funeral of Daniel Sweeny[sic], which took place Saturday at 10 a. m. from his late residence on Douglas avenue. Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Church and interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery. Division 1. A. O. H.. of which the deceased was a charter member, attended the funeral with full ranks and in full regalia. Among those who came to the funeral from other places were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods and son John, and John Coburn, all of East Pittsburg; J. Rowan, of Cumberland; Mrs. Michael Morgan, of Piedmont; Miss Mary Clark and Benjamin Coburn, of Mt. Savage; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mackert. of Cumberland; John Sweeny, of East Pittsburg; Miss Bridget Broderick, of Plttsburg; Miss Lizzie Flannagan. Mrs. Bridget Cain, Mrs. John Atkinson, Mrs. John Cunningham, Mrs. Michael Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Woods, all of Midland; Mrs. Dennis Bahen and daughter, Miss Margaret, of Frostburg; James Corrigan, of Ocean; Richard Stakem, Wm. Broderlck. Edward McKenzie, John Drumm, all of Midland, and Patrick Gallagher, of Barton. Among the mourners were Michael Murphy, of Midland, and Miss Bridget Broderick, of Plttsburg, who were the groomsman and bridesmaid at the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sweeny. They were formerly of Lonaconlng. The pallbearers were: John Moran, Patrick Barry, John T. Cosgrove, Bernard P. Woods, Patrick Stakem, Pat Hogan. James J. Rowan and Patrick Gallagher. The floral offerings were borne in the funeral procession by John A. Martin. Michael Fitzpatrick and James Quinn
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., April 12, 1909 - pg 10, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 20, 2010


SWEENEY, Miss Florence

Died In Detroit
Miss Florence Sweeney, aged 24, daughter of Mrs Margaret Sweeney and the late Daniel Sweeney, former residents, died at Detroit Sunday, January 31. Interment will take place in Detroit. Miss Sweeney was a former resident of Lonconing.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., February 6, 1926 - pg 10, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 20, 2010

 

SWEITZER, Miss Dessie Grace

Miss. Dessie Grace Sweitzer, 46, died Wednesday at University Hospital, Baltimore, where she had been a patient 11 days. A native of Swanton, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Clara (Fitzwater) Sweitzer.
Survivors include five brothers, Harry Sweitzer, Crellin, and Arthur, Robert, Neal and Ernest Switzer, all of Swanton; four sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Parrish, Mrs Iva Pace and Miss Nora Sweitzer, all of Swanton, and Mrs. Arlington Fries, Mt. Lake Park, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The body is at the Leighton-Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. Private services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. George Simpson and burial will be in the George Cemetery at Swanton.

The Cumberland News, 11 Oct 1965
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

 

SWEITZER, Herman Luther

Herman "Lute" Luther Sweitzer, 71, Swanton, died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. Born in Swanton on Dec. 5, 1940, he was a son of Glenna M. (Harvey) Sweitzer, Swanton, and the late Robert W. Sweitzer. He worked as a mechanic and truck driver for A&P Grocery. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Robert D. Sweitzer, Steven R. Sweitzer, and Rodney A. Sweitzer; and two sisters, June Sweitzer and Wanda Ward, both of Swanton. Friends were received at Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was conducted on Sunday, May 27, with Carl Lee officiating. Interment followed in George Cemetery, Swanton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swanton Otterbein United Methodist Church, c/o Joan Riley, 876 Thousand Acres Road, Swanton, MD 21561; or Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; May 31, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted June 16, 2012

 

SWEITZER, Mrs. Isabelle Schroyer

Swanton:WOMAN 91, LEAVES 140 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
Mrs. Isabelle Sweitzer, 91, widow of Benjamin Franklin Sweitzer, died Monday evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. Molly Friend near Swanton. She was born May 28, 1856 near Bedford Co., Pa. The daughter of Solomon & Nancy Jane Sisney Schroyer.  She resided here for 60 years. Her husband died February 5, 1938. Mrs. Sweitzer, who had been in good health until injuries suffered from a fall made her bedfast two weeks ago, is survived by six daughters and two sons. Mrs. Friend, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Cora Metz, New Germany; Mrs. Minnie Durst, Somerset Co.; Mrs. Dorothy Rexrode, Akron; Mrs. Rose Johnstown, Anna Sweitzer, Benjamin & Noah Sweitzer, all of Swanton. She leaves 65 grandchildren, 140 great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. She is the last surviving member of the immediate family.
No source or date noted,  death date is Sept. 15, 1947.

[The above Benjamin & Isabelle Schroyer Sweitzer are buried in the old cemetery, United Brethren, in Swanton.  Benjamin Sweitzer , born Oct. 30, 1851, was the son of Levi & Mary Jane Bittinger Sweitzer, also buried in the same cemetery]
(Courtesy of Patricia Shaffer)
Posted July 26, 2009

SWEITZER, James H.

Kitzmiller, Md., March 11 - Funeral services for James Hugh Sweitzer, 20, fatally injured Wednesday by a fall of rock at the Manor Coal Co. Mine, Vindex, his death occurring Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, were held today from the Methodist Church, Swanton, with Rev. C. P. Poffenbarger, Blaine, officiating. From a family of fifteen children, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sweitzer, with seven brothers and three sisters surviving as follows: George, Onie, Lansdale, Eugene, Thomas, Vernon, Robert, Anna May, Carrie Patsybelle and Maxine Sweitzer, all of Vindex.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March 11, 1941; page 13.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted September 23, 2010

 

SWEITZER, Jeremiah
 
Jeremiah V. Sweitzer, 79, Braddock Farms, LaVale, died suddenly at his home yesterday. He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Swanton, Md. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha V. (Friend) Sweitzer; six daughters, Mrs. Earl Zembower, Mrs. T. K. Stealey, Mrs. Carlton Lohr, Mrs. Lloyd White, Mrs. Arnold Twigg, all of Cumberland; three sons, Leonard and Fred Sweitzer, Cumberland, and Staff Sgt. Millard Sweitzer, Camp Beale, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 20, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 16, 2012

SWEITZER, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bollinger

FROSTBURG - Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sweitzer, 91, of Frostburg, died Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born August 17, 1912, in Eckhart, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Anna Mary (Preston) Bollinger. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Humphrey, and her second husband, Joseph "Tink" Sweitzer; two brothers: Robert "Pete" Bollinger, and John Bollinger; three sisters: Delores Jones, Margaret Dudeck, and Gladys Hopkins. Mrs. Sweitzer was employed at Celanese Corp. for thirty-nine years. Surviving are her daughter, Gerry Winters and husband William, Frostburg; one granddaughter, Gina Winters Andrews, Frostburg; two grandsons, Billy Winters and wife Jamie, and Joey Winters and wife Mary, all of Avilton; two great-grandchildren, Chad Andrews and Tia Winters; and two sisters: Helen Bingaman, and Doris Lillard and husband Thomas K., Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 1:00 p. m. with The Rev. Paul A. Byrnes officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. 
Tuesday, September 16, 2003; Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Maryland
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014


 

Mrs. Pauline Mary Bollinger Sweitzer

SWEITZER, Mrs. Pauline Mary Bollinger

Mrs. Pauline Mary Sweitzer, 65?, wife of Taylor G. Sweitzer, 6 Pear Street, died early this morning in Memorial Hospital where she was admitted on February 14.  She had been in ill health four months. A native of Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late George and Josephine (Felchin) Bollinger. She was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, John H Sweitzer, city, and Charles W. Sweitzer, Homewood Addition, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lease, city, and Mrs. Thomas Harris ?, Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Komatz and Mrs. Albert Noonan, both of Eckhart and Mrs. Bertha Wagus ? and Mrs. Francis O'Grince, both of Frostburg and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Frank J. Fratto, pastor of Central Assembly of God Church.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times, March 25, 1957

 

Name: Robert F. Sweitzer, Sr., 96, of Frostburg, MD
Parents: George H. and Mary Ellen (Donegan) Sweitzer
DOB: December 26, 1907, in Frostburg, MD
DOD: Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home
Predeceased by: parents; son, Robert F. Sweitzer, Jr.
Survived by: grandchildren
Burial: January 31, 2004, St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
 (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2014

SWEITZER, Roy W.
 
Roy W. Sweitzer, 58, Mtn. Lake Park, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born Jan. 30, 1944, in Keyser, W.Va., he was a son of the late Junior L. and Pauline M. (Bittinger) Sweitzer. He was also preceded in death by one son, Roy Dale Sweitzer, in 1984.  He was a former custodian at Southern Middle School, a former truck driver, and worked on the Alaskan Pipeline.  He is survived by two sons, Robert W. Sweitzer and Josiah R. DeWitt, both of Oakland; three step-daughters, Clarissa A. Elsey, Cecilia Y. Sisler, and Amanda L. Brown, all of Swanton; three sisters, Norma L. Guthrie, Sharon M. Hebb, and Sheila L. Williams, all of Swanton; three brothers, Mark L. Sweitzer, Markleysburg, Pa., Norman L. Sweitzer, Swanton, and Ervin J. Sweitzer, Grantsville; and five grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, with the Rev. Meredith Ball officiating.  Interment was in the George Cemetery, Swanton.
abt. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2013

SWEITZER, Mrs. Sarah Apple

Mrs. Sarah A. Sweitzer, 83, died yesterday at her home, 504 Montreal Avenue, after an illness of several months. A daughter of the late John and Hannah (Slider) Apple, she was born at Little Orleans. Her husband, Frederick H. Sweitzer, preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Arch M. Sweitzer, Hyndman, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Danahy, Mrs. Warren Squires, and Mrs. William Bralt, all of this city, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends. 
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 2, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 14, 2017

SWICK, Mrs. John

GRANT COUNTY -  Mrs. John Swick, who lives on Turkey Knob, died Tuesday night and was buried Wednesday afternoon. She had been sicy (?sic) about three weeks. 
Petersburg Press of 2nd
Keyser Tribune, May 10, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

 

SWISHER, Mrs. Sarah

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY - Mrs. Sarah Swisher died at her home at Kirby of paralysis, aged 75 years, 9 months, and 7 days. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Her remains were interred at the Mt. Zion cemetery April 17. A. W. Arnold, of Pleasant Dale, conducted the funeral services. A large crowd was present.
Mineral Daily News, April 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010

 

SWITZER, D. M.

HARRISONBURG VA JULY 25
Mr D M Switzer, died at his private cottage at Rawley Springs, this afternoon after four days' illness of cholera morbus. Mr Switzer was 76 years old and a native of Rockingham county. He was elected Mayor of Harrisonburg in 1890, and served for four successive terms. After a term in the House of Delegates, he was again chosen Mayor and retired in 1900. He was principal owner of Rawley ?, a summer resort 12 miles west of Harrisonburg. H is survived by a widow and four children.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, AUGUST 4, 1905
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010



SYPOLT, Mrs. Avin Gail Funk
  
Mrs. Avin Gail Sypolt, 85, of Rowlesburg Route 1, died Tuesday evening at 9 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Jones, following a long illness. She was born May 26, 1873, at Rowlesburg, the daughter of the late Jacob N. and Amanda Bolyard Funk. Her husband, James G. Sypolt, died April 3, 1956. She was a member of the Red Rock Methodist Church. Surviving are five sons, Arthur Sypolt of Chilapothe, Ohio; Guy, Ernest and Walter Sypolt all of Rowlesburg Rout 1, and Frank of Masontown; three daughters, Mrs. Flora Riggleman of Grafton, Mrs. Nettie Friend of Keyser and Mrs. Jones of Rowlesburg Route 1; four sisters, Mrs. Isis Glover of Terra Alta, Mrs. Mary Kelley of Terra Alta, Mrs. Estella Shaffer of Rowlesburg Route 1 and Mrs. Gertrude Moonaw of Titusville, Fla.; one brother Arthur J. Funk of Rowlesburg; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; April 16, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013 


SYPOLT, Mrs. Avin Gail Funk
 
SYPOLT, Mrs. Avin Gail, of Rowlesburg Route 1, died Tuesday. Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Guy Sypolt at Red Rock, Rowlesburg Route 1. Services will be conducted in the Red Rock Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Arthur Shomo officiating. Burial will be in the Red Rock Cemetery under the direction of Fike-Watson Funeral Home.
SOURCE: The Dominion News; Morgantown, West Virginia; April 16, 1959; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted May 31, 2013

 

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