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WABLE, Mrs. Jane Folk

Jane Wable, 83, Fort Hill, died Oct. 7, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born Aug. 26, 1921, in Fort Hill. A daughter of the late Simon M. and Savanna (Livengood) Folk. Also preceded in death by her husband W.H. "Mike" Wable; two brothers, Claude and Glen Folk and two sisters, Hilda Peck and Zola Patton. Survived by three children: Kenneth R. Wable, and his wife, Janet, Salisbury; M. Keith Wable, Fort Hill; and Kathleen A. Mullen, Pittsburgh. Also two grandchildren, Scott and Stacey. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. David Fetter officiating. Interment Maple Glen Cemetery, Fort Hill. Arrangements by the William Row Price Home Inc., Meyersdale.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 - Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

WADE, Dennis W

Funeral of Dennis W Wade
The funeral of Dennis W Wade took place yesterday at three o'clock from St Michael's Catholic Church.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.  The following served as pallbearers: Messrs Thomas Lee, James Allen, Patrick Black, Bernard Lee, John Schiller and T Marchulski.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, September 25, 1902 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 18, 2015
 

 

WADE, Mrs. Emma Cessna

Frostburg. Oct. 6.—Funeral services for Mrs. Emma (Cessna) Wade, 73, wife of Wilbur Wade, 215 First street, who died yesterday at her home, after a lingering illness, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. from the Durst Funeral Parlors. Rev. Walter V. Simon, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church will officiate. Interment will be in the Allegany cemetery. A native of Everett, Pa., and resident of this city for many years, she leaves, besides her husband, nine children: Mrs. Carl Frutchley, Mrs. William Hauser, Mrs. J. R. Hauser, Mrs. George Hott, Lloyd, Arthur and Aden Wade, all of Akron, O.; Mrs. Lillian Oglebay, Buffalo, N. Y., and Paul Wade, this city. She had 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 6, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 
 WADE, Enoch

Frostburg, Nov 28
Funeral services for Enoch Wade, Grahamtown, who died Tuesday night, were held yesterday afternoon from St. John's Episcopal Church, Rev. Louis B. Browne was in charge.  Interment was in Allegany Cemetery. The flower bearers were granddaughters, Norma Wade, Charlotte and Maxine Wade, Naomi Wade, Matilda Wade and Geraldine Plummer, and pallbearers, grandsons Charles, Alonzo, Harold, Kenneth and David Plummer and Carl Wade. Among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wade and son and daughter, Orville, Ohio; Mrs. and Mrs. H. L. Wear and son, Harry; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Grossman, New Castle, Pa.; Mrs. John Wade and sons, Lawrence and Allan and daughter, Mrs. Bernadette Woodson, Orville, Ohio; John Wade, Morgantown, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. James Lily, Mt. Savage; Mrs. and Mrs. C. H. Plummer and family; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sires and son, Harry, Jr., Norman Schiller and son, Alfred, Cumberland; Mrs. Clara Dailey, Westernport; Mrs. Katie Hughes-Fazenbaker and son, Keyser. Walter Wade, Harrisburg, a son was unable to attend because of illness. Mr. Wade, a lifelong resident and veteran coal miner of this region, also leaves 30 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Saturday, 28 November 1936; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted December 18, 2010

 

WADE, George

FROSTBURG — George Wade, 80, of Shaft, died yesterday in Miners Hospital following an extended illness. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wade. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Delia (Butler) Wade; a son, Carl Wade, who is stationed in Hawaii with the Navy's submarine force; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Kamauff, Frostburg, and Mrs. William Smith, Shaft; three brothers, Howard Wade, Orville, Ohio; Robert Wade, Newcastle, Pa., and Charles Wade, Carlos; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Plummer, Cumberland; Mrs. Harry Wear, Wampum, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Grossman and Mrs. Lee McKinley, both of Newcastle. The body is at the Hafer 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.
Cumberland Evening Times, July 24, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2010

 
WADE, Harry

Frostburg - Mr. Harry Wade, aged about 34 years, and son of Mrs. Harry Wade, died at his home on Beall street at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Wade had been employed on the improvements at the Queen City Hotel in Cumberland for the last four months. Last Wednesday week he was brought here suffering from typhoid fever, from which he died. Besides his aged mother he leaves surviving him the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Nicholas Doynes, of Kansas City, Kan.; Mrs. Bradford Blocher, Garrett county, this State; Mrs. George W. Jeffries and Miss Irene Wade, of Frostburg; Mr. 0. H. Wade, of Cumberland, and Mr. Wilbur Wade, of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, 25 Beall street, Rev. Dr. D. M. Martin, pastor of the Frostburg M. E. church, officiating. Interment will be in Allegany cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, October 4, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2010

WADE, Harry

OAKLAND - Harry Wade, aged 40 years, died last Friday. He was well known in the Avilton district of this county.
Keyser Tribune, October 11, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010


 

WADE, Howard Henry

Howard H. Wade. 81, died yesterday in Orrville. Ohio. Born at Borden Shaft, he was a son of the late Enoch and Mary (Weinold) Wade. His wife, Anna (Wagner) Wade, preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norma Duerr, New York City; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Plummer, Cumberland, and Mrs. Nellie Wear, Mrs. Mary Grosman and Mrs. Ruth McKinley, all of New Castle, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Wade, Carlos, and Robert Wade. New Castle, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Gresser Funeral Home, Orrville, where services will be conducted tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 13, 1967 - pg 14, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 14 April 2012


WADE, Henry Howard
 
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Gresser Funeral Home for H. H. (Henry Howard) Wade, who died Monday at the age of 81 at Shady Lawn Rest Home near Dalton, with Rev. W. Franklin Lahr officiating. Burial was made in the family plot at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Wade had been in failing health for several years and had been a resident at Shady Lawn about a year. Born January 12, 1886, at Frostburg, Md., a son of Enoch and Mary Weinold Wade, Mr. Wade had been a resident of this city since 1912, the family home being at 233 Westwood Ave. He retired as an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1957 after 43 years of service. He was a member of Christ United Church. His wife, Anna Wagner Wade, preceded him in death in 1965 and a son, Roy, died in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arlie (Nora) Duerr of Liverpool, N. Y.; two sons, Franklin (Speck) and Earl (Butch), both of this city: two brothers, Charles of Frostburg, Md., and Robert of New Castle, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Plummer of Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Harry Wear, Mrs. Lee McKinley and Mrs. H. J. Grossman, all of New Castle, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
The Orrville Courier Crescent, Orrville, Ohio, June 15, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 5, 2012

 

WADE, Mrs. Janette Filer

Carlos - Mrs Janette F Wade, 74, of here died in Memorial Hospital. A native of here she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Nan (Fatkin) Filer. Mrs Wade was a member of the Carlos United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles A Wade, two daughters, Mrs Naomi Grove of Lonaconing and Mrs Nancy Tickrell of Blue Springs, Mo; two sons, Charles E Wade, Marysville, Pa and Dale Wade, Frederick: one sister, Mrs Naomi Kroll of Midland; 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, October 12, 1974 - pg 6, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted 14 April 2012

WADE, Miss Lisa Michelle
 
SWANTON - Lisa Michelle Wade, 15, of 18461 Maryland Highway, Swanton, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, after being hit by a vehicle near her residence.  Born on April 22, 1985, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Daniel Wade and Lois (Broadwater) Wade. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Kenneth Wade; and a very special friend, Eddie Rogers, earlier this year.  Lisa was a sophomore at Westmar High School, where she was a member of the Girls Varsity Soccer team and the Cross Country team. She was also involved in the George's Creek Soccer Club. She graduated from eighth grade at Bloomington School, where she served at Student Council President. The family are members of the Bloomington Charge United Methodist Church.  Surviving in addition to her parents are three sisters, Deanna Wade, Keyser, W.Va., Erica Wade and Andrea Wade, both at home; one niece, Alyvea Fields, Keyser; maternal grandparents, Delbert "Pete" Broadwater and Norma (McKenzie) Broadwater, Westernport; paternal grandmother, Irene (Wade) Saville, Keyser; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many close friends, whom she held dear to her heart. Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home in Westernport on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Piedmont on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Interment will be in the Bloomington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The Lisa Wade Memorial Fund, c/o Wepco FCU, P.O. Box 157, Bloomington, MD 21523, or The George's Creek Soccer Club, c/o Steve Amann, 483 Walnut St., Westernport, MD 21562.
abt. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000; Maryland Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted December 14, 2013

 

WADE, Mrs. Lucy Beall

Died - Tuesday night, April 7, 1891, Mrs. Lucy Wade. Six children, all grown, survive. One, George C., is assistant postmaster. The funeral Friday was largely attended. Interment in Allegany cemetery. The appended lines her[here?] handed in this morning:

Rest for the toiling hand -
Rest for the anxious brow -
Best for the weary, way-worn feet-
Rest from all labor now.

Soon shall the trump of God
Give out the welcome sound
That shakes the silent chamber walls,
And breaks the turf-sealed ground.

Ye dwellers in the dust,
Awake! come forth and sing;
Sharp has your frost of the winter been,
But bright shall be your spring.

'Twas sown in weakness here,
'Twill then be raised in power;
That which was sown an earthly seed
Shall rise a heavenly flower.

Published Saturday, April 11, 1891 in the MINING JOURNAL, Frostburg, Maryland on page 2, col. 2.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted December 5, 2015

WADE, Melvin F.

Carlos, October 3 - Melvin F. Wade, 56, of Carlos, died last night in Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where he had been a patient since Saturday. He was a member of Carlos Methodist Church and was an employe of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company, Cumberland. Surviving are a daughter, Matilda Wade, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Ware, and Mrs. Mary Grossman, of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Everline, of Frostburg; and Mrs. Elizabeth Plummer, of Cumberland; four brothers, Howard Wade, of Orville, Ohio; George Wade, of Shaft; Charles, of Carlos; and Robert, of Hoffman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 3, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2010

WADE, Melvin F.

Carlos, Oct. 4 — Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church here for Melvin F. Wade, 56, of Carlos who died Tuesday night in Miners Hospital, Frostburg. The Rev. John Wilson, pastor of Eckhart circuit, will officiate assisted by the Rev. Norris Lineweaver. Interment will be in Allegany cemetery, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 4, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2010

WADE, Mrs. Nellie Middleton

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Nellie Wade, 65, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Horton, Winchester Road, yesterday. Born in Carlos, August 10, 1896, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Matilda (Hott) Middleton. Her husband, Melvin Wade, preceded her in death. She was a member of Cresaptown Methodist Church. Besides her daughter, she is survived by one grandchild, and one brother, David Middleton, Grahamtown. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p. m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 27, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2009

WADE, Mrs. Nellie Middleton

FROSTBURG — Services for Mrs. Nellie Wade, 65, Winchester Road, who died yesterday at her home, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Durst Funeral Home. Rev. William M. Balderson, pastor of Cresaptown Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 27, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2009

  WADE, William H. Sr.

William H. (Dick) Wade Sr. 69?, Stoyestown, Pa., did November 9 after a short illness. He was a member of Evanglical United Brethren Church, Jenners, Pa. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Myrtle (Winebrenner) Wade, formerly of Long Stretch, near Frostburg; a son, William Wade, a daughter, Mildred, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A service was conducted Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home Boswell, Pa. and interment was in Eu'b Cemetery at Jenner's Crossroads.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times from November 15, 1961 on page 18
(Couirtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted July 10, 2013

 

WAGELEY, Robert Earl

On Friday, April 18, 1913, at 1 o'clock p. m., Robert Earl, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Wageley, of Pittsburgh, aged 7 months, passed away. Funeral services were held at the home, 5515 Second Ave, Glenwood, Monday, April 21, at 9:30 a. m. Those who attended the funeral from here were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Miers and son, and Miss Josephine Miers. Mrs. Wageley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miers, of Keyser.
Keyser Tribune, April 25, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010
 

 

WAGELEY, Mrs. Susan Stewart

DEATH OF MRS WAGELEY
Mrs. Susan Wageley, wife of Mr. Thomas Wageley, died at her home, New Creek, this county, last Tues night, and was buried at Ward Cemetery Thurs afternoon. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. H. Brunk. She is survived by her husband and four children, three daughters and one son. She has four brothers, William and George Stewart of Keyser, Edward Stewart of Ohio and Robert Stewart of Frostburg. Mrs. William S. Davis of Keyser and Mrs. Samuel Ward of Claysville are sisters. Mrs. Wageley was about 53 years old.

NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 31, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

WAGELEY, Mrs. Susan Stewart

Again another noble woman has passed from time to eternity, this time the beloved wife of Mr T B Wagley[sic] of New Creek WV, at the age of 51 years and 28 days, of tuberculosis of the lungs. Mrs Wagley was born at Kitzmiller, now Blaine WV, March 1, 1860. Her father moved near Ridgeville, Hampshire County, now Mineral County, when she was two years of age. She leaves a husband and four children, namely Bessie, Mary, Harry W and Mrs Margaret Dicken and Elsie Leigh to mourn their loss. Her suffering, though great, was to the last borne with that calm and gentle spirit, which she always possessed. She was conscious of her condition and perfectly rational to the last moment. She died on March 29th, almost as calmly and peacefully as if going into a quiet slumber, alas, the sleep of death. But is was like the life she had always lived, serene and contented with all around her, the embodiment of all that is pure and good in a wife and mother, and a useful member of society with the greatest blessing of all, an exalted Christian character. What can I say of such a woman that will assuage the grief of the bereaved husband and children who have thus been left to mourn the loss of such a treasure. Nothing but time, the great healer, can temper and alleviate the anguish of your loss, and leave with you the cherished memory of your saintly mother and wife, and render our after lives. I hope more compatible with the living nature of the estimable subject of this feeble memorial. Although a great sufferer for years, she was always ready to lend a helping hand to the sick and distresses. Her adorning was not of the outward form, condemned in the Scriptures, but on the contrary the "adorning of a meek and quiet spirit which in the sigh of God is of great price." Death, though coming "like a thief in the night" found her lamp trimmed and burning. For a great many years, she has been preparing to meet her God; was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The gentle footstep will be missed and the vacant chair in that desolate home can never be filled as of yore. She has passed beyond the dark mystical river of death, only to stand on the fair banks of the river of life, where "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed away." Rev XXI 4.

Servant of God, well done;
Rest from they loved employ;
The battle fought the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy.
The voice at midnight came,
She started up to hear,
A mortal arrow pierced her frame,
She fell, but felt no fear.
The pain of death are past,
Labor and sorrow will cease;
And life's long warfare closed at last,
Her soul's forever to peace.
Soldier of Christ, well done,
Praise be thy new employ,
And while eternal ages run.
Rest in thy Savior's Joy.
Keyser Tribune, April 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 23, 2010

 

WAGGY, Matilda

HARDY COUNTY NEWS,  Franklin Review of 27th - Miss Matilda Waggy, died Monday morning at the Parish Farm of consumption.
Keyser Tribune, September 27, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 1, 2010

WAGNER, Amelius Carr
 
Salisbury, Pa., July 29 — Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon for Amelius Carr Wagner, 81, who died Saturday at his home here. Rev. A. M. Wright, pastor of St. John's Reformed Church, officiated. Interment was in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. Mr. Wagner, a son of the late Peter and Rachel (Newman) Wagner, leaves his widow, Mrs. Fannie Wagner, and these children: Wilbert Wagner, Salisbury; Olla, wife of Jesse Hillegass, Randolph, Ohio, and Lulu, wife of John H. George, Detroit, Mich. He was a brother of Mrs. Samuel Krissinger, Boynton.
Cumberland Evening Times, July 29, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 5, 2014

 

WAGNER, Mrs. Caroline Jones

Mrs. Caroline J. Wagner, 88, Bedford Road, died yesterday in Allegany County Infirmary where she was a patient two weeks. She had been in failing health the past year. Born in Pekin, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Jones. Her husband, John Wagner, preceded her in death. She was a member of Johnson Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs, Ruth Spiker and Mrs. Eva Branson, with whom she resided, both of Cumberland, and Mrs. Velma Baker, Finzel; three sons, Howard Wagner and Lloyd A. Wagner, both of Finzel, and Thomas Wagner, Freeland, N.C.; one brother, Thomas Jones, Pekin; 36 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 8, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

 

WAGNER, Mrs. Edith Stull

MEYERSDALE, Mar. 4 — Mrs. Edith Wagner, 57, of Berlin R. D. 3, died Tuesday in Hazel McGilvery Hospital. The daughter of the late Harvey and Agnes Miller Stull, she leaves her husband, Wilson M., six children and two sisters. The funeral will be held at 2 P.M. Friday.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, March 4, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 10, 2010

WAGNER, Mrs. Erma A. Bockes

SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Erma A. Wagner, 83, died Saturday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born March 17, 1903 in Summit Township, she was a daughter of the late Wilson Bockes and Ida (Shumate) Bockes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Wagner. She was a member of the Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church. Surviving are two sons, Harry E. Wagner, Meyersdale, and Franklin D. Wagner, here; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Bender, Grantsville, Md.; two sisters, Miss Eliza Bockes and Mrs. Pauline Bush, both of Garrett; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Thomas Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. David E. Fetter. Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 21, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 11, 2012

WAGNER, Mrs. Fannie Durst

SALISBURY — Mrs. Fannie D. Wagner, 77, of Salisbury, died, Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. U. Hillegass, Randolph, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Wilbert R. Wagner, Meyersdale, and four brothers, Henry, Delbert, and Marshall Durst, all of Grantsville, Md., and George Durst, Cumberland. Services were conducted here Tuesday at St. John's Reformed Church and interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 2, 1955
[parents were Augustus Durst and Nancy Ellen McKenzie; husband was Amelius Carr Wagner]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012

 

WAGNER, Mrs. Grace E. Beasley

Services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p. m. at the residence, 1116 Bedford street, for Mrs. Grace E. Wagner, 59, wife of Lawson N. Wagner, who died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Lee Holiday Rlchcreek, pastor of Central Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in the mausoleum at Rose Hill cemetery. A native of Union Grove, Mrs. Wagner was a daughter of the late William J. and Lillie N. (Beal) Beasley. She was a member of Central Methodist Church, the Valley Road Homemakers' Club and St. Luke's Altar Society, and was active in Red Cross work here. Besides her husband, Mrs. Wagner is susrvived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence H. Shafferman, LaVale, and Mrs. Ward Nathan Hauger, Jr., at home; three sisters, Mrs. Frank R. Deering, Keyser, W. Va.; Mrs. Frank A. Perdew, 414 Goethe street, and Mrs. C. H. Griffith, 16 Altamont Terrace; and a brother, the Rev. W. W. Beasley, White Stone, Va. Two grandsons also survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 26, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

WAGNER, Lawson Nathan

Lawson Nathan Wagner, 62, died at 9:45 this morning at his home, 1116 Bedford Street. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Nathan and Frances (Long) Wagner. During his young manhood he was a car inspector for the Union Railroad, Pittsburgh, but later returned here to engage in the real estate business. He retired some time ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 245. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Shafferman, LaVale, and Mrs. Nathan Hauger, at home; three grandchildren, Lawrence Shafferman, Constance Louise and William Nathan Hauger. His wife, Grace (Beasley) Wagner, died April 25, 1945.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010
 

WAGNER, Mrs. Mabel V.  McKenzie
 
Mrs. Mabel V. (McKenzie) Wagner, about 45, died today at her residence, 128 Frederick Street.  A native of Barnum, W.Va., she was a daughter of Horace and Martha Lucy (Evans) McKenzie.  She is survived by two brothers, Donald K. McKenzie, this city, and Charles Allan McKenzie, Lawrenceburg, Md.  The body is at the Stein Funeral Home. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.  Rev. C. Neal Hutchinson, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, will officiate, and interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1950
(Courtesy of Ray Leidinger/transcribed by Michael McKenzie)
Posted November 10, 2015


 

WAGNER, Milliard F.

Cumberland Md, Jan 10 -Milliard F. Wagner, 56 years old, a merchant on Shriver avenue, was killed at the B&O crossing, Valley street tonight. He stepped out of the way of a westbound freight and got in front of a Cumberland and Pa. passenger train when going down town with his brothers-in-law, Lewis H. and Denton Barth, of Old Town. Wagner was a native of Old Town and a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters, including Mrs. Edward Kemmett of Baltimore.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010
 

WAGNER, Mrs. Minnie S. Baer

In failing health since April, Mrs. Minnie S. Wagner, ??, wife of Henry C. Wagner, died last night at her residence, 500 Linden Street. She was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Amanda (Lybarger) Baer. Born in Meyersdale, Pa., Mrs. Wagner resided here 35 years. Her husband formerly operated the Wagner Meat Market which was destroyed by the Centre Street explosion October 2, 1941. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Elmer B. Wagner, Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Bush, Bloomington, and Mrs. Maggie Yergan, 404 Maryland Avenue, and a brother, Harry R. Baer, Meyersdale. Another brother, Luther Young Baer, who made his home with the Wagners and was affiliated with them in the meat market business, was fatally injured in the explosion. Mrs. Wagner's body is at the Kight Funeral Home. Final rites will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church by Rev. H. Hale Sharp, pastor. Intermentwill be in Hillcrest Burial park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 9, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

WAGNER, Mrs. Orpha Mae Newman

SALISBURY, Pa. — Mrs. Orpha Mae Wagner, 77, wife of Herbert G. Wagner, died Tuesday at her home in Salisbury. Born in Elklick Township, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Mary Ann (Maust) Newman. Mrs. Wagner was a member of Salisbury Brethren Church. Also surviving are two sons, Clark Wagner, Aliquippa, Pa., and James D. Wagner, Cumberland; a daughter, Edna E. Robinson, Salisbury; three brothers, Charles J. Newman, Windber; Edward and Robert J. Newman, both of Salisbury, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Engle, Ithaca, N. Y.; Mrs. Emma Bepler, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Elizabeth Folk, Salisbury. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Daniel J. Whitacre. Burial will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 21, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 7, 2011


WAGNER, Oscar John

Oscar John Wagner, 76, of 503 Linden Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient several weeks. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of the late George C. and Elizabeth V. (Vogtman) Wagner. He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe and a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Hazel (Harden) Wagner; a sister, Mrs. Edith Ganoe, Martinsburg, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. Vernon Naugle and Rev. Fenton Platter will officiate and interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Raymond F. Wigfield, Morrison Gano, Clifford Gano, Belmont Wagner, Bill Smith and Jack Grahame.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 29, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010
 

WAGNER, Wilbert K.

MEYERSDALE — Wilbert K. Wagner, 63, of RD 1, Salisbury, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Springs, he was a son of the late Carr and Fannie (Durst) Wagner. Mr. Wagner was employed as a milk inspector and field man for the Queen City Dairy. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, and the church council, Blue Lodge 554 and Chapter 272 OES. Surviving are his wife, Helen (Holzshu) Wagner; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Zerfoss, Salisbury, RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Jesse Hillegass and Mrs. John George, Randolph, Ohio. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 11 a. m. today and until 9:30 a. m. Saturday when it will be taken to St. John's Church for a service at 11 a. m. Rev. David Fetter will officiate and burial will be in Salisbury IOOF Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p. m.
The Cumberland News, March 30, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010
 

WAGONER, Mrs. Alice Florine Adams

Mrs. Alice Florine Wagoner, 63, Fort Ashby, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A life time resident of Fort Ashby, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Margaret (Dowden) Adams. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Fort Ashby. Surviving are her husband, John H. Wagoner Sr.; four sons, Kenneth L., Leroy F. and Job H. Wagoner Jr., Fort Ashby; and Ray L. Wagoner, Akron Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Neff, Mrs. Willis Clayton and Mrs. Joseph E. Meadow, all of Fort Ashby; four brothers, Linden Adams, Weston W. Va.; Raymond C., William P. and Gerald Adams, Fort Ashby; three sisters, Mrs. Clem Armstrong, Rawlings; Mrs. Nellie McElfish, Winchester, Va.; and Mrs. Lois Welch, Cumberland; 25 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.  

The Cumberland News, July 11, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 WAGONER, Mrs. Amanda White

ROMNEY, W. Va.— Mrs. Amanda Wagoner, 84, widow of John Wesley Wagoner, died yesterday near Springfield where she was born. Her parents were the late William A. and Frances W. (Glaze) White. Surviving are five sons, Harry L. and Humbird Wagoner, Fort Ashby; William N. and Henry P. Wagoner, Springfield, and Francis P. Wagoner, Wiley Ford; two daughters; Mrs. Clara Hlnkle, Springfield, and Mrs. Nora Davis, Fort Ashby. Mrs: Wagoner also leaves a brother, John White, Springfield; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sally Wagoner and Mr. Elizabeth Kenny, Fort Ashby; 40 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. (DST) in Fort Ashby Methodist Church with Rev. James H. Lotspeich, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 1, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

WAGONER, Brenda Lee

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. -- Brenda Lee Wagoner, 55, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Dawnview Manor Center. Born Nov. 2, 1945 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of John H. Wagoner Jr., Fort Ashby, and the late Evelyn G. (Sisk) Wagoner. Brenda had been a clerk at Ruhl's. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition to her father, she is survived by two sons, Steve Kerns, Williamsport, and Chris Davis, Cumberland; one daughter, Lori Wagoner, Fort Ashby; two brothers, John David Wagoner and Jack E. Wagoner, both of Fort Ashby, two sisters, Judy Ross, Fort Ashby, and Nancy Farmer, Buckner, Va., and two grandchildren, Matthew Kerns and Megan Kerns. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dallas Forren, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dawnview Manor Center, P.O. Box 686, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
The Cumberland Times-News, June 19, 2001
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

 
WAGONER, Charles Augustus

KEYSER — Charles Augustus (Gus) Wagoner, 61, of 465 Barnes Street, died suddenly last night at the home of a brother, Homer C. Wagoner, near Fort Ashby. He had been in ill health two years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Minnie D. (Rinehart) Wagoner. Besides his brother, he is survived by a daughter, Marion D. Wagoner, Romney; three other brothers, Paul Wagoner, Keyser, and Elwood and Homer Wagoner, both of Springfield; and four sisters, Miss Stella Wagoner, Keyser; Mrs. Zelda Wagner, Cumberland; Mrs. Lou Wolfe, Oakwood, Va., and Mrs. Clark Wetzel, Pattersons Creek. The body is at the residence. It will be taken to Fort Ashby Methodist Church at 1:30 p. m. Sunday and services will be conducted there one hour later. Rev. W. Cecil Shepherd, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, Keyser, will officiate, and interment will be in the family cemetery near Fort Ashby.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 11, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

WAGONER, Charles Jackson

CUMBERLAND - Charles Jackson "Jack" Wagoner, 74, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born on July 6, 1926, in Springfield, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elwood Hughes and Grace (Runion) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Reba Roach and Josephine Pownell. Mr. Wagoner owned and operated Ren Roy Flowers, Cumberland, for 42 years. He was very active in the FTD and Southern Retail Trade Association. Mr. Wagoner was a member of the Springfield Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are three brothers, E. Alex Wagoner, Martinsburg, W.Va., Loy A. Wagoner, Annapolis, and R. Dan Wagoner, New London, Conn.; four sisters, Maxine Mahood, Paw Paw, W.Va., Mary Susan Williams, Romney, W.Va., Hannah Grace Sincell, Oakland, and Martha Ann McLoughlin, Stockton, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Shaffer Funeral Home Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey D. Lang officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at the Wagoner Farm, Dans Run Road, Fort Ashby. Memorials may be made to the Springfield Presbyterian Church, Springfield.
Cumberland Times-News, Friday, April 13, 2001
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted December 18, 2010

 

WAGONER, Mrs. Delphia Elizabeth Landis

Mrs. Delphia Elizabeth Wagoner, 57, Wiley Ford, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Grant County, West Virginia, she was born August 27, 1902, a daughter of the late Wellington and Mahalia (Hedrick) Landis. Survivors include her husband, Frank P. Wagoner; two sons, Orville and Paul Wagoner, both of Short Gap; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Williams and Mrs. Evaline Savina, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Bertha Porter, Wiley Ford; and Miss Yvonne Wagoner, at home; three brothers, Clarence Landis, Baltimore; Edward Landis, Springfield, W. Va.; and Homer Landis, Fort Ashby; and five sisters, Mrs. Cleda Crock, Springfield; Mrs. Cora Ash, Hagerstown; Mrs. Ina Stevens, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Mabel Boore, Hagerstown; and Mrs. Daisy Springer, this city. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the Wiley Ford Nazarene Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Rev. A. L. Lepley will officiate. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 11, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009

 

WAGONER, Mrs. Ella Louise Spencer

FORT ASHBY, W. Va. — Mrs. Ella Louise Wagoner, 70, wife of Harry L. Wagoner, died yesterday at 9:30 a. m. at her home on Patterson Creek Road near here. A daughter of the late Jerome and Caroline (Fleek) Spencer, she was a member of the Fort Ashby Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Irvin M. Zimmerman, Braddock Road, Cumberland: Mrs. John C. Allen, College Park, Md.; Mrs. Stanley M. Gower, Green Spring; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Liller and Mrs. W. Thomas Umstott, both of Keyser; three brothers, John Spencer, Knobley, W. Va.; Simon Spencer, Rawlings, Md.; and Osa Spencer, LaVale, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home in Cumberland. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fort Ashby Methodist Church and interment will be in the Fort Hill Cemetery here.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, November 30, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 25, 2010

WAGONER, Mrs. Ethel Rebecca Davis

FORT ASHBY - Mrs. Ethel Rebecca Wagoner, 79, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Pyles. A native of Fort Ashby, she was a daughter of the late Marshall J. and Amanda (Dennison) Davis. Mrs. Wagoner's husband, William Wagoner, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Springfield. Surviving are five sons, Donald D. Wagoner, Fort Ashby; Joseph Wagoner, Yellow Spring, W. Va.; James V. Wagoner, Bowling Green; Herbert J. Wagoner and Samuel L. Wagoner, both of Springfield, W. Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Berry, this city; Mrs. Leona Pyles, Fort Ashby; Mrs. Ruth Morris, city; Mrs. Mary Knotts, Rockville; two brothers, Holly H. Davis, Fort Ashby; Herbert W. Davis, Ridgeley; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. . . . Scarpelli Funeral Home; services Thursday at Fort Ashby; burial Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 11, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 


WAGONER, Frank P.

Frank P. Wagoner, 77, of RD 1, Ridgeley, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born at Fort Ashby, Mr. Wagoner was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wagoner. He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired employe of the Cumberland Box Factory. His wife, Delphia (Landis) Wagoner, preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons, Orville Wagoner, Cumberland, and Paul R. Wagoner, RD 1, Ridgeley; four daughters, Mrs. Verna Williams and Mrs. Evaline Martin, both of Baltimore; Mrs. Bertha M. Porter, RD 1, Ridgeley; Mrs. Yvonne Kuykendall, Cumberland; a brother, Humbird Wagoner, Fort Ashby; a sister, Mrs. Nora Davis, Fort Ashby, and eight grandchildren. The body will be at the Stein Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 9, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, Fred Wetzel

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Fred Wetzel Wagoner, 69, of Charlottesville, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Fred was born in Mineral County, W.Va., son of the late Homer C. and Delph (Wetzel) Wagoner, and grew up on the family farm near Fort Ashby, W.Va. He was an electrical foreman at the University Medical Center with 32 years of service, retiring in 1994. He served with U.S. Army 40th Infantry Division during the Korean War. Fred was a faithful member and elder at First Christian Church. He also had served in the church as a teacher and Bible School Superintendent. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Peggy T. Wagoner; two nieces whom Fred and Peggy raised, Summer Lynn Johnson of Harrisonburg and Rhonda E. Trainum of Crozet; three sisters, Joyce Foley of Green Spring, W.Va., Elizabeth Orndoff of Dans Run, W.Va., and Patricia Shanholtz of Oldtown, Md.; one brother, John Hughes Wagoner, Fort Ashby; and a number of special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home, 201 First St., Charlottesville, on Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at First Christian Church, Charlottesville, Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at 1 p.m. with Mr. Frank Forehand officiating, assisted by Mr. David Cuthbertson. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.
Cumberland Times-News, February 06, 1999
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010
 


Name: Gage Cary-Scott Wagoner, 7, of Springfield, WV (see below-Leona & Leroy Wagoner) 
Parents: Brian Keith and Kandi Lee (Wagoner) Cosner  
DOB: July 15, 1996, in Cumberland, MD  
DOD: March 21, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD, the result of an auto accident  
Predeceased by: maternal grandparents, Pete and Leona Wagoner, who died the same day as Gage  
Survived by: parents; sister, Shandi Hartman; paternal grandparents, Gary Cosner, Sr. and Gail Hott  
Burial: March 25, 2004, Fort Ashby Cemetery
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2014

 WAGONER, Harry L.

Harry L. Wagoner, 77, Pattersons Creek, W. Va., died last night at Hampshire County Memorial Hospital in Romney. Born in Fort Ashby, W. Va., he was a son of the late John W. and Amanda (Glaze) Wagoner. His first wife, Mrs. Ella (Spencer) Wagoner, died in 1952. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Ft. Ashby Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Anna (Keplinger) Wagoner; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Zimmerman, Braddock Road; Mrs. Elsie Allen, University Park, Md.; and Mrs. Eva Gower, Green Spring; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hinkle, Keyser; and Mrs. Nora Davis, Fort Ashby; three brothers, Humbird Wagoner, Ft. Ashby; William Wagoner, Springfield; and Frank Wagoner, Wiley Ford. Also surviving are three step-children, Ralph E. Keplinger, Junction, W. Va.; Mrs. Thelma A. Smith, Springfield, and Mrs. Helen L. LaRue, New Creek. W. Va.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Residence, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Ashby Methodist Church by Rev. Carl E. Burrows, pastor, and Rev. Albert Ark. Burial will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 3, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

 

Henry Curtis Wagoner
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011

  WAGONER, J. W.

J. W. Wagoner, a well known business man of our town, and one of the proprietors of the Wagoner Bottling Works, died suddenly last Saturday, Jan 18, 1913, at his home on Piedmont street, from a complication of diseases. He was about 48 years of age, was born and reared at Milam, Pendleton Co, and was a son of the late George Wagoner, but had been a resident of Keyser for about 15 years. He had not been well since getting a fall about one year ago, which resulted in the mashing of his right knee. After nearly recovering from that accident he was attacked by some serious bowel trouble last November, since which time he had been confined to the house. Last Saturday directly after dinner he was sitting up talking to Capt. Jas Parrill, when, without warning, he fell back in his chair and was dead in a few moments. Mr. Wagoner married Miss Ida Moon, of Garrett Co, Md., who, with one daughter, Miss Maud, survives him. He also leaves one brother, Geo E. Wagoner, who was his partner in business, and the following sisters: Miss Carrie, of Keyser; Mrs. Phoebe Smith, of Milam; and Mrs. Sallie Hedrick, of Old Fields. He was a member of the Board of Education of Keyser Independent district, and belonged to the following orders, Knights of Pythias, Red Men, Eagles, and Woodmen, all of which orders attended the funeral in a body. The funeral took place Monday at 2:30 pm. Services were held at the house, conducted by Rev. R. G. Hammond, of the U B church. The funeral was in charge of the Knights of Pythias, the other orders of which he was a member, taking part. Interment was in Queen's Point cemetery. The deceased as one of Keyser's most popular citizens and will be missed by a host of friends and associates, who sympathize with the bereaved family in their great loss. The floral tributes of fiends were profuse and very beautiful.
Keyser Tribune, after January 18, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010

CARD OF THANKS -   I wish, through this means, to return our heartfelt thanks to all who were so kind to us during the long illness and after the death of my husband. The great kindness shown us will never be forgotten. Mrs. J. W. Wagoner.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010
 

 

WAGONER, Jack Eugene

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. - Jack Eugene Wagoner, 49, of Fort Ashby, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident along Route 28, near Fort Ashby. Born on Aug. 13, 1951, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of John H. Wagoner Jr., Fort Ashby, and the late Evelyn G. (Sisk) Wagoner. In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by one son, Jason Michael Wagoner; one grandson, Kyle Stotler; and one sister, Brenda Lee Wagoner. Mr. Wagoner was a member of Trinity United Church, Fort Ashby. He was employed with CSX Transportation, where he worked as a carman. Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Flitcraft) Wagoner; five sons, Jonathan Wagoner, Nathan Wagoner, Nathanial Wagoner, Jeremy Wagoner and Corey Wagoner, all of Fort Ashby; three stepsons, Carl Paul Jr., Canton, Ohio, Ronald Lee Paul, Martinsburg, Charles Edward Paul, Ridgeley; one stepdaughter, Tonia Marlene Stotler, Oldtown, Md.; one brother, John David Wagoner, Fort Ashby; two sisters, Judy Ross, Fort Ashby, and Nancy Farmer, Bumpass, Va.; and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dallas Forren officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Women, P.O. Box 1080, Fort Ashby, WV 26719. Mr. Wagoner's sons' will serve as pallbearers, along with his son-in-law, Randy Stotler.
Cumberland Times-News, Friday, June 22, 2001
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, James V.

CUMBERLAND — James V. Wagoner, 87, of Cumberland, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the WMHS-Memorial Campus. Mr. Wagoner was born Jan. 8, 1922 in Fort Ashby, W.Va., he was the son of the late William M. and Ethel R. (Davis) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Berry, Dorothy Wagoner, Leona Pyles and Ruth Morris; and three brothers, Donald Wagoner, Joseph Wagoner and Herbert Wagoner. He was a 1942 graduate of Romney High School. Mr. Wagoner served in the US Marine Corps and was a combat veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He participated in the consolidation of South Solomon Island, capture of Guam and capture and defense of Tinian. Mr. Wagoner was retired from the Cumberland Brewing Company and the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company Warehouse. He was a life member of Fort Ashby VFW and El-Fidel Club. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Norma (Hansel) Wagoner; one son, Michael J. Wagoner and wife Marie, Cresaptown; granddaughters, Erin Pukenas, M.D. and husband Bryan Pukenas, M.D., Haddenfield, N.J. and Amanda Myers and husband Justin Myers, Uniontown, Pa.; his great-grandson, Jake Pukenas; his brother, Samuel Wagoner and wife Eileen, Springfield, W.Va.; and one sister, Mary Knotts, Meyersdale, Pa. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark C. Dill officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Felton, Charles Drew, John Nickle, Pat Himmler, John Felton and Tom Felton.
Cumberland Times-News, May 06, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

WAGONER, John David

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — John David Wagoner, 65, of Fort Ashby, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1944, in Fort Ashby, he was the son of the late John H. Wagoner Jr. and Evelyn Grace (Sisk) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Louise (Lewis) Wagoner; one son, John Michael Wagoner; one sister, Brenda Lee Wagoner; and his brother, Jack Eugene Wagoner. David graduated from Fort Ashby High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964-1966, working on the U.S.S. Holland. Mr. Wagoner had worked as a tire builder at the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. He was retired from Z & M Sheet Metal, where he had been a sawman. He attended Springfield Assembly of God Church and belonged to the N.R.A. Survivors include his wife, Margaret B. Wagoner; two sons, David Troy Wagoner and wife Nicole Lynn, Cumberland, Md. and Aaron Scott Wagoner and wife Davina Jo, Romney, W.Va.; three step-children, Darlene Parsons, Furnace Acres, Glena Travis, Montana and William Fink, Fort Ashby; two sisters, Judy Ross, Frostburg, Md. and Nancy Farmer, Georgia; four grandchildren, Kaila Knight Flanagan, Hunter Troy Wagoner, Grace-Lynn Nicole Wagoner, and Braydon Allen Roderick; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Gulbronson officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Assembly of God, P.O. Box 335, Springfield, WV 26763.
Cumberland Times-News, December 27, 2009
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, John H.

John H. Wagoner, 75, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Fort Ashby. Born in Fort Ashby, he was the son of the late John W. and Amanda (Glaze) Wagoner. He was a retired carpenter and last worked for the Hazlewood Construction Company, a World War I Army veteran and a member of Carpenters' Local. His first wife, Alice F. (Adams) Wagoner, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Hartge) Wagoner; four sons, John H. Wagoner Jr., Kenneth L. Wagoner, LeRoy F. Wagoner, all of Fort Ashby, and Ray Wagoner, Akron, Ohio; one stepson Francis W. Woida, Blackwood N. J.; three daughters, Mrs. Magdalene Neff, Mrs. Betty Lou Meadows, and Mrs. Thelma Clayton, all of Ft. Ashby; two step-daughters, Mrs. Goldie Easley, Perris, Calif., and Mrs. Marjorie Stohr, Lehighton, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Nora E. Davis, Ft. Ashby; 27 grandchildren, 16 great -granchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli 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 News, August 25, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

WAGONER, John H.
 
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — John H. Wagoner Jr., 84, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Potomac Valley Hospital. Born Oct. 26, 1920, in Alaska, W.Va., he was the son of the late John H. Wagoner Sr., and Alice (Adams) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Evelyn (Sisk) Wagoner, to whom he was married for 53 years; one daughter, Brenda Lee Wagoner; one son, Jack E. Wagoner; three brothers, Ray Wagoner, Kenneth Wagoner and Leroy "Pete" Wagoner; one sister, Norma Mae Wagoner; two grandsons, John Michael Wagoner and Jason Michael Wagoner; and a daughter-in-law, Mabel Wagoner. Mr. Wagoner had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been a carpenter all of his life. Mr. Wagoner had worked with his father for several companies, including the Hazelwood Construction Company. He retired from A.B.L. in 1983, where he was the head carpenter. Mr. Wagoner was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, having served on the church board. He and his wife coordinated many MYF events. He also belonged to Fort Ashby Senior Citizens. Survivors include his two daughters, Judy Ross, Fort Ashby and Nancy Farmer, Fayetteville, Ga.; one son, John David Wagoner and wife Margie, Fort Ashby; three sisters, Mrs. Magdalene Neff, Mrs. Thelma Clayton and Mrs. Betty Lou Meadows, all of Fort Ashby; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Wagoner, Fort Ashby; 18 grandchildren, including Lori Lee Wagoner, whom he and his wife raised; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Thursday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Hickman officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the local combined veterans honor guard. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Troy Wagoner, Steven Kerns, Nathan Wagoner, Nathaniel Wagoner, Jeremy Wagoner and Corey Wagoner. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1260, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, October 25, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, John W.

Funeral services will be he!d Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the First Methodist Church, Fort Ashby, for John W. Wagoner, 76, retired farmer, who died at his home at Springfield, W. Va., yesterday afternoon. Interment will be in Fort Ashhy Cemetery. He had been ill three weeks. Mr. Wagoner, who lived in that section all his life, was a son of the late Michael Wagoner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amanda E. Wagoner; five sons, Harry L., William M., Francis P., John H. and Henry P. Wagoner; and two daughters, Mrs. Clara B. Hinkle and Mrs. Nora B. Davis, all of near Fort Ashby. He also leaves three brothers and two sisters.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 13, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, Joseph William

WARDENSVILLE - Joseph William Wagoner, 57, of here, died last night at his residence. He was born at Fort Ashby, W. Va., January 24, 1918, a son of the late William and Ethel (Davis) Wagoner. He was an employe of the Henkel-Harris Furniture Company, Winchester. He was a member of Springfield Methodist Church. Mr. Wagoner is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary (Menear) Wagoner; four brothers, James Wagoner, Cumberland; Herbert Wagoner, Fort Ashby; and Donald and Samuel Wagoner, Springfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Leona Pyles, Fort Ashby; Mrs. Ruth Morris, Cumberland, and Mrs. Mary Knotts, Rockville. Friends will be received at the Loy Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Donnie Cantwell and Rev. Kirk Spencer officiating. Interment will be in Hebron Cemetery, Wardensville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 20, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, Mrs. Julia A.

Near Frankfort on the 9th, MRS JULIA A WAGONER, wife of Michael Wagoner, Sr., at an advanced age.
WEST VIRGINIA TRIBUNE, KEYSER W VA, OCTOBER 25, 1879
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 19, 2010

 

WAGONER, Leona Katherine Davis, and husband
WAGONER, Leroy "Pete" Fletcher, and grandson
COSNER, Gage Cary-Scott
 
FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Leroy "Pete" Fletcher Wagoner, 72, and Leona Katherine (Davis) Wagoner, 67, of Fort Ashby, died Sunday, March 21, 2004. Pete was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Fort Ashby, son of the late John Humbird and Margaret Alice (Adams) Wagoner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Wagoner and Kenneth Wagoner; and one sister, Norma May Wagoner. Pete had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1956, he joined the Carpenters’ Union Local 1024. He owned and operated W.W. Home Improvements for 25 years. Leona was born in Ridgeley, on March 31, 1936, daughter of the late Herbert and Virginia (Malone) Davis. She graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. As a registered nurse, she worked at Memorial Hospital, Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Lions Manor Nursing Home, and provided home care for Hampshire and Mineral counties. From 1990-1999, Leona taught the license practical nursing course at Keyser Vo-Tech School. She continued to teach in the Certified Nursing Assistant program and serve as a substitute. Both Pete and Leona were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, where they had been Sunday School superintendents. Pete served on the Board of Trustees, while Leona had also been a Sunday School teacher and belonged to the United Methodist Women. Pete was a member of the Fort Ashby Lions Club, having held all offices on the local level. He was also the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. Leona belonged to the Fort Ashby Lionesses Club, having held all local offices. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Their son, Cary Scott Wagoner, died in 1991. Their grandson, Gage Cary-Scott Cosner, died March 21, 2004. Survivors include their children, Craig Wagoner and wife Sharon, Charleston, Cris Wagoner, Columbus, Ohio, Kent Wagoner, Fort Ashby, and Kandi Cosner and husband Brian, Springfield; grandchildren, Shanin Abe, Elissa Reeder, Shandi Hartman, Kyle Wagoner, and Zane Wagoner; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Abe, Darek Abe, Andrea Reeder, and Madison Reeder. Pete’s brother, John Humbird Wagoner, Fort Ashby; Pete’s sisters, Maggie Neff, Thelma Clayton, and Betty Lou Meadows, all of Fort Ashby; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Inc., Route 28, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Trinity United Methodist Church, on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Dallas Forren officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Nancy Henderson and the Rev. Gwen Wolford. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Sunday School, P.O. Box 1080, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Cumberland Times-News, Tuesday, March 23, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, Madeline

PATTERSON'S CREEK NEWS May 15 - Madeline, the little daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Wagoner, of Earlston, Pa., died April 12th, of pneumonia. She was eight years, two weeks and five days old. She was a bright child, joined the M E church when only five years old; also was a member of the senior choir. She was always collecting and distributing to the poor of whom she was always anxious about. In her studies at school, church and Sunday school she was a faithful and persistent worker. There were six ministers at the funeral, five taking part in the funeral service, and the sixth one was her grandfather Sipes. The singing was fine and the flowers were beautiful. Besides her parents she leaves one half-sister, Carrie, and two half-brothers, Sutton and Carl. Madeline, a rose bud of earth is now blooming in heaven.
Keyser Tribune, May 17, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


WAGONER, Paul Herman

KEYSER — Paul Herman Wagoner, 72, of 25 Vernon Street, died yesterday in Potomac Valley Hospital, here. Born in Fort Ashby, he was a son of the late Charles E and Julia Ann ( Hughes) Wagoner. Mr. Wagoner was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church and was a retired B&O Railroad carman. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Boyce Houser Post 41 American Legion and the Senior Citizens of Mineral County. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Sallie B. Wetzel, Keyser, and two brothers, Elwood H. Wagoner, Springfield, W.Va., and Homer C. Wagoner, Fort Ashby. The body is at the Markwood Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. T. Gregory Lewis will officiate and interment will be in the Wagoner Family Cemetery, Fort Ashby.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 22, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010


WAGONER, Will

SCHELL, Jan 21 -   We were pained last Sun morning when we received a message over the wires announcing the death of our good and much esteemed friend, Will Wagoner, of Keyser. We have not set out to write an obituary or biography of this man, yet we wish to say that we have been acquainted and done business with Mr Wagoner for nearly 20 years and we always found him strictly upright and honorable in all his dealings. he was one of those genial characters who always had a pleasant word and a smile for every one he met and always made a person feel better by having met him. Truly the world is better by him having lived in it. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family and will add that we can sympathize as many are not able to do.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913

(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010


WAGONER, William Michael

ROMNEY, W. Va. - William Michael Wagoner, 72, died yesterday at his home in Springfield. Born at Fort Ashby, he was a son of the late John W. and Amanda (Glaze) Wagoner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel R. (Davis) Wagoner; five sons, Donald, Herbert and Samuel Wagoner, all of Springfield; Joseph Wagoner, Yellow Springs; and James Wagoner, Cumberland; four daughters, Mrs. Helen Beery, and Mrs. Ruth Morris, both of Cumberland; Mrs. Leona Pyles, of Fort Ashby, and Mrs. Mary Knotts, Rockville, Md.; two brothers, Humbird Wagoner, Fort Ashby, and Frank Wagoner, Wiley Ford; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Davis and Mrs. Clara Hinkle, both of Fort Ashby, 19 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Shaffer 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. Services will be conducted Friday at 4 p. m. at Fort Ashby Methodist Church by Rev. Carl Burrows and interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 5, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 18, 2010

 

WAGNER, Mrs. Frank, nee Pritts

Meyersdale, August 19 - The remains of Mrs. Frank Wagner, who died of blood poisoning at the family home in Akron, Ohio, yesterday, were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Pritts, of Keystone Street, this evening. She is survived by her husband, parents, and two children, the youngest but six weeks old. Interment will be made at Fritz church, near Berlin, tomorrow afternoon.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 19, 1910
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 6, 2015

WAGUS, Henry 

1916 - February
WAGUS 05 Feb 1916 Midland- Henry Wagus, aged 75 years, who died on Wednesday (2 Feb) will be buried from his home at Koontz Addition and there to Vale Summit for the funeral at the ME Church.
5 February 1916; The Cumberland Times
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)

Posted November 9, 2013  

WAHL, Albert

MEYERSDALE, May 1 - Albert Wahl, 85, died Monday at the home of his son, Ray, at Meyersdale, R. D. 3. He was born at Rockwood, a son of Christopher and Marion Wahl, both deceased. His wife, the former Catherine May died several years ago. He leaves six sons, Harvey of Aliquippa, Christopher, Charles and Ray of Meyersdale, R. D. 3, George of Meyersdale and Marling of Cumberland, Md.; 37 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother, Martin of Meyersdale, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Queer, of Somerset.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 1, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010


WAHL, Albert Guy

MEYERSDALE - Albert Guy Wahl, 65, Manchester, Pa., died Wednesday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born on June 15, 1897 in Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Martin and Sadie (Engle) Wahl. His wife, Sarah (Beal) Wahl, preceded him in death. He was a retired foreman of the Steinman Coal Company, Johnstown. He was employed by the Swank Hardware Company, Johnstown. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Turney, Manchester; five brothers, Hubert Wahl, RD 3; Walter Wahl, RD 4; Clyde Wahl, of here; Earl Wahl, Rockwood, and Ralph Wahl, Somerset; four sisters, Mrs. William McCleary, RD 3; Mrs. Charles Flowers, Garrett, Pa.; Mrs. Lester Snyder and Mrs. James Harrison, both of Kent, Ohio; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received today. A service will be held there tomorow at 1 p. m. by Rev. George Melhorn. Interment will be in Grand View Cemetery, Johnstown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 28, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010
 


WAHL, Mrs. Gwen Mae Davies

Meyersdale, Pa. - Mrs. Gwen Mae Wahl, 67, wife of George Wahl, died yesterday at her home here. Born at Portage, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Sarah (Hayes) Davies. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Karl, Plainfield, N. J. and George Wahl, New Brunswick, N. J.; two brothers Ellis Davies, Akron, Ohio, and Charles Davies, Connellsville; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Shank, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Bruce Neal, Wadsworth, Ohio, and four grandchildren. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev. C. White. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 12, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

WAHL, Mrs. Sadie Engle

Sadie Wahl, wife of Martin Wahl, passed away at her home near Meyersdale at 11:45 Thursday night, October 9, 1947, after an illness of three months. She was a daughter of the late Douglas and Anna (Folk) Engle, and was born in Elk Lick Township on April 1, 1875. She was aged 72 years, 6 months and 8 days at the time of her death. On June 30, 1896, she was married to Martin Wahl of Meyersdale by Rev. E. S. Hassler in the Reformed Church parsonage at St. Paul, Elk Lick Twp. They resided in Meyersdale for about two years and then moved to their present home. They were happily married over 51 years and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 30, 1946. She was the mother of 10 children, all surviving - namely, Guy of Johnstown, Walter of Boynton, Hubert and Clyde of Meyersdale, Earl of Rockwood, Ralph of Somerset, R.D., Leona, wife of Charles Flowers, Garrett; Alma, wife of Lester Snyder, Kent, O.; Mary June, wife of James Harrison, Westernport, Md.; and Ethel, wife of William McCleary, at home. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers - Lester F. Engle of Salisbury R.D. and R. E. Engle of Berlin - and by two sisters - Mrs. Elmer Vought and Mrs. Emma Menhorn of Boynton. Three brothers and three sisters, also one grandchild preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted in Amity Evangelical and Reformed Church at 2:30 Monday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. Nelson C. Brown. Interment was made in Union Cemetery under the direction of W. C. Price & Son. She was a devout Christian woman, a kind and loving wife and mother and a faithful and lifelong member of Amity Reformed Church, where she was regular in attendance when physically able. She will be greatly missed by her many friends.
Meyersdale Republican, October 16, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

 
WAKEFIELD, Harvey

Friendsville Man Dies in Truck Crash ~ Harvey Wakefield Pinned in Wreckage
A 50-year old Friendsville man was found dead yesterday about noon pinned under the wreckage of his half-ton truck in Laurel Run about three and half miles southwest of Friendsville. The victim was identified as Harvey Wakefield, according to authorities, who said the man had been driving his truck south on Trap Run Road and was traveling up a steep incline. The motor of the truck apparently stopped running and the vehicle drifted back to the bottom of the hill and hit the east end of the bridge abutment. The truck flipped over and came to rest on its left side in the middle of the creek. The driver was pinned between the left door and the top of the cab. The victim was discovered about 12:30 p.m. by a passerby, according to state police who said the accident apparently occurred between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Investigating the accident was Trooper J. W. Hopf, Dr. James H. Feaster Jr., deputy Garrett County medical examiner was called and pronounced the man dead. An autopsy was performed at Sacred Heart Hospital by the deputy county medical officer’s office. The man was reported to have died of a crushed chest. Born in Friendsville, he was a son of John Wakefield, and the late Myrtle (Savage) Wakefield. Surviving besides his father are his stepmother, Sarah (VanSickle) Wakefield; a son, Kenneth J. Wakefield, at home; four half-sisters, Mrs. Goldie Clark, Uniontown, Pa.; Mrs. Hazel Nugent, Mrs. Dorothy Coddington, Friendsville; Mrs. Helen Benson, Bruceton Mills, W. Va.; five half-brothers, Troy Wakefield, Fellowsville, W. Va.; Carl, Dewey, Frazer and Samuel Wakefield, Friendsville. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home, Friendsville, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. George W. Lovelace will officiate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; August 10, 1967; page 24.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 28, 2010

WAKEFIELD, Mrs. Pearl Friend

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Pearl Wakefiled, 87, died Wednesday at Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home.  Born here, she was the daughter of the late Cornelius Friend and Jane (Friend) Friend. Her husband, Commordore Wakefield, preceded her in death.  She was a member of Blooming Rose United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Edith Wakefield and Mrs. Robert L. Hinebaugh, both of here; one brother, Olin Friend, here; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Newman Funeral Home.  Services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Bloomington Rose Church with Rev. Woodrow Beaver officiating. Interment will be in Bloominton Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Saturday, April 3, 1976; page 7.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 1, 2014

 

Name: Roy David Wakefield, 79, of Haddon Ave., Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Elmer Wakefield and Mary R. (Hefner) Wakefield 
DOB: February 16, 1923, in Dixie, WV 
DOD: Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD 
Military: U.S. Army Veteran of WW II 
Spouse: Dorothy M. (Moore) Wakefield, wife of 56 years 
Predeceased by: parents 
Survived by: wife; daughters, Barbara J. Morgan and her husband Ronald W., Cumberland, MD; Karen L. Phillips, Glen Burnie, MD; brother, David Wakefield, Cumberland, MD; sister, Mary Louise Hansel, Winchester, VA 
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD
 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted August 23, 2014



WAKEFIELD, Mrs. Sarah E. VanSickle
 
FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Sarah E. Wakefield, 70, died yesterday at her home. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Mae (Uphold) VanSickle.   She was a member of Laurel Run Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Wakefield; five sons, Paul, Floyd, Dewey, Troy and Samuel Wakefield, all of here; four daughters, Mrs. Goldie Clark Unionton; Mrs. Helen Benson, Bruceton Mills; Mrs. Hazel Nugent, Mrs. Dorothy Coddington, here; three brothers, Perry VanSickle, here; Joseph VanSickle, McHenry; Jack VanSickle, Washington; a half brother, Ray VanSickle, here; three sisters, Mrs. Amanda Lowdermilk, here; Mrs. Sadie Fazenbaker, Accident, and Mrs. Kate Eisentrout, Hazelton; 40 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Laurel Run Church of God Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Philip Goeghan will officiate and interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery. The body will be take to the church one hour prior to the service.
SOURCE : The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Thursday, September 2, 1976, page 8.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 7, 2013

WALBERT, Mrs. Ada E. Shoemaker

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Ada E. Walbert, 78, of Consolidation, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she had been a patient 18 weeks. A daughter of the late Samuel and E. (Pettenbrink) Shoemaker, she was born in Hyndman. Twice married, both her husbands, John D. Thomas and Louis Walbert, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Welsh Memorial Baptist Church here. She is survived by four sons, Samuel I. Thomas, of Consolidation; Lewis Thomas, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Albert Thomas, Chicago, and James Thomas, Newport News, Va.; two sisters (should read daughters), Mrs. Ada DeVore, Detroit, and Mrs. Elsie Ellis, Rescue, Va.; a half-brother, Arthur Knepp, Meyersdale; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Viola Rephoff, Frostburg; Mrs. Virginia Blair, Midland, and Mrs. Mary Kennedy, Washington. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, October 15, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 3, 2011



WALBERT, Ezra Cortland 

"Ezra Cortland Walbert, 65, was dead on arrival at St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, Tuesday. He was a resident of Leonardtown, a native of Frostburg and a former Cumberland resident. He was born November 24, 1910 in Frostburg, the son of the late William Henry and Ellen (Snyder) Walbert. Mr. Walbert was a retired employe of the Patuxent Naval Base. He was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas with glider units of the 82nd Airborne Division. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (McGreevy) Shuck Walbert; one daughter, Linda Maria Walbert, Pocono, Pa.; a stepson, William Shuck, Washington; one brother, Charles S. Walbert, Potomac Park; two sisters, Carrie N. Walbert, Frostburg, and Mrs. Mary E. Moon, Ridgeley; a half-brother, Jessie C. Snyder, Frostburg, and five grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday in the Mattingly Funeral Home, Leonardtown, by Rev. Father Somola.  Interment was in the Holy Faith Cemetery, there."
"The Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Sunday 10 Ocy 1976
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009


WALBERT, Mrs. Marlene Mae nee Walbert

FROSTBURG — Marlene Mae Walbert, of Frostburg, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at The Lions Center, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Frostburg on May 7, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. and Virgie M. Walbert. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois I. Walbert. Marlene was employed at the Celanese Plant for many years. In later years, she was retired and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frostburg. Surviving are three daughters, Debra A. Iski and husband Paul, Ridgeley, W.Va., Cheryl A. Twigg, Frostburg, and Karen S. Kerns and husband David, Frostburg; seven grandchildren, Kristan, Bethany, Paul, Nicholas, Ashley, Shelby and Jillian; five great-grandchildren, Layla, Naudia, Dylan, Dalanie and Brodie; two brothers, Clyde Walbert and wife Diane and Tom Walbert and wife Pat; two sisters, LaVonne Shaw and Carol Walbert; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Tamorria officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lions Center, 901 Seton Drive, Ext., Cumberland, MD 21502. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of The Lions Center for the love and care they provided to our mother in her final days. May God give you all a special blessing.
Cumberland Times-News, December 23, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Walkenshaw

WALKENSHAW, Mrs. Elizabeth Barber

Midland - Mrs. Elizabeth (Barber) Walkenshaw, 85, widow of John Walkenshaw, died Monday at her home here. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Myron Omohumbro, Glendora, Calif. and Mrs. Andrew Taylor, Cheverly, a son, Thomas Walkenshaw, at home; two brothers, Ralph Barber, Lonaconing, and William Barber, Vale Summit, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were conducted today at the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg.  Rev. Louis L. Emerick, pastor of Midland Methodist Church officiated and interment was in Eckhart Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 4, 1953

 


 

Thomas Walkenshaw

WALKENSHAW, Thomas

Midland - Thomas Walkenshaw, 65, of here, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Andrew W. Taylor, Cheverly, Md. and Mrs. Myron Omohundro, California. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 2 p.m and burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Oct. 12, 1960

 

WALKER, Mrs. Anna Landis

Mrs. J. Bruce (Anna Landis) Walker, 87, died at her home at Meyersdale. She leaves her husband, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 6, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 11, 2009
 

WALKER, Mrs. Carrie Miller

Mrs. Carrie (Miller) Walker, widow of Frank R. Walker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Moser, R.D. 3, Meyersdale, at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 16 days. She was born in Summit Township, August 26, 1857, a daughter of Samuel P. and Susan (Klingaman) Miller. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Guy N. Hartman, R.D. 2, Meyersdale; Mrs. Ralph Moser and Mrs. Ezra Sipple, both of R.D. 3, Meyersdale; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband preceded her in death 20 years ago. Her body was prepared for burial by W. C. Price & Son, and was removed to the Ezra Sipple home, where friends are being received. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 on Friday afternoon in the Church of the Brethren, of which she was a member, by the pastor, Rev. DeWitt L. Miller. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, June 14, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009

WALKER, Charles F.

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Albert James, Welsh Hill, has received word her brother-in-law, Charles F. Walker, 63, died yesterday at Greer, W. Va. He was a former resident of Frostburg, and is survived by his widow, the former Miss Sarah Davis, of here; five daughters, Mrs. Page Lewis, Mrs. Roy Hose, Mrs. Carl McCartney, Miss Frances Walker, Greer; Mrs. Ted Baker, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Daniel Walker, Greer, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Taylor, Midlothian.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 7, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010

WALKER, Chas

Mr. Chas Walker, a prominent citizen of Frostburg and father-in-law of Mr. Geo E. Pearce, formerly of Piedmont, died Thursday morning, April 4, 1912.
Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

 
WALKER, Mrs. Clara Hay

MEYERSDALE, Dec. 20—Mrs. Clara Hay Walker, 82, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Norman S. Hay. The daughter of the late Philip and Annie Olinger Hay, she was the widow of Wilson E. Walker, who was killed while operating a threshing machine. There are two children, Mrs. Hay and Edward N. Walker, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lewis Berkley of Berlin, and a brother, Ephriam Hay of Meyersdale.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 20, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

WALKER, Daniel L.

FROSTBURG — Daniel L. Walker, 78, of Frostburg, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1926, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late George S. Walker and Stella (Winters) Walker Phillips. He was also preceded in death by one brother, George W. Walker; one sister, Marie Rowe; and his step-father, John Phillips. Mr. Walker was a retired employee of Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II; attended First Congregational Church, Frostburg and was a member of the Mountain Lodge 99 A.F. & A.M.; the Farrady Post 24 American Legion and the Classy Chassis Car Club. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Wilda (Wilhelm) Walker; two daughters, Sandy Shockey and husband Rudy, Finzel, and Cinda Sue Walker, Frostburg; three grandchildren, Kelly Pennington and husband Jim, Tammie DeLawder and husband Les, and Michael Shockey, all of Frostburg; three great-grandchildren Kaylyn, Krystal and Jarrett; two sisters, Margaret Phillips, Frostburg, and Betty Drummond and husband John, Frostburg; one stepsister, Evelyn Brown, Corrigansville; numerous nieces and nephews and several very special friends. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Penick officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Wade Phillips, Alan Phillips, George Walker, John Rowe, Scott Drummond and Roy Wilhelm.
Cumberland Times obituary, Monday, May 3. 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010

 

WALKER, Mrs. Donna Jean Folk

CUMBERLAND  Donna Jean Walker, 36, of 776 Quince Orchard Blvd., #201, Gaithersburg, died Monday, June 12, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident in Gaithersburg.  Born on Nov. 19, 1963, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of Mildred K. "Midge" (Wolfe) Folk, Cumberland, and the late Glen Donald Folk.  Mrs. Walker was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Cumberland, and a 1981 graduate of Fort Hill High School. She was a secretary for the Law Office of Edward H. Kerman in Rockville.  She is survived by her mother, Mildred K. "Midge" (Wolfe) Folk, Cumberland; a former husband, Elmer J. Walker, Baltimore; a daughter, Elaine Walker, Baltimore; a sister, Lori L. Beegle and husband Barry, Bedford, Pa.; half sister, Glenda Riddle and husband Jeffrey, Baldwin; stepbrother, Dennis L. Wolfe and wife Sharon, Bloomington; a niece, Rebecca Cessna; a nephew, Glen Cessna; and her fiancé, Julio Soca, Gaithersburg.  Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the Memorial Heights Baptist Church on Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis A. Michael officiating.  Mrs. Walker will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.  The family requests that memorials be made to the Memorial Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 1419 E. Oldtown Road, Cumberland, Md.  Pallbearers for Mrs. Walker will be Barry K. Beegle, Ben R. Cessna, James Barr, Kenneth Wable, Keith Wable and Ronnie Steele Sr.
Cumberland Times obituary

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009
 

WALKER, Mrs. Dorothy T. Condron

UNION BRIDGE, MD - Dorothy T. Walker, 90, of Union Bridge and formerly of Westernport, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in Westminster, MD. Born December 6, 1921 in Keyser, WV, she was a daughter of the late Carl W. Condron, Sr. and Dorothy L. (Troy) Condron. She was also preceded in death by her husband James J. Walker, six sisters, four brothers and one granddaughter. Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Keyser High School and Mineral VOTEC and a retired Nursing Assistant and homemaker. She was an active member of Union Bridge United Methodist Church. She was known by all for her compassionate service in sending cards to everyone for every occasion. Surviving are her children, Darla A. Steele and husband William M. of Union Bridge, Margaret Buracker of Millville, WV, James "BoBo" Walker and wife Mary of Westernport, and Donald "Ernie" Walker of Westernport; a sister Margaret Liller of Keyser; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Funeral services immediately following at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Margaret Moon and Elder William Steele officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, MD.
Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser, WV, March 30, 2012 
(Courtesy of Charles Riend) 
Posted October 22, 2015

WALKER, Mrs. Edna Miller

MEYERSDALE, June 13 - Mrs. Edna Miller Walker, 46, wife of Hiram Walker, died Monday at her home at Meyersdale R. D. 2, after an illness of nine months. A daughter of Wilson A. and Ida Hostetler Miller, she leaves her father, her husband, four children, one brother and six sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, June 13, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009

 

WALKER, Garna Elaine Niner, nee Durst

Garna Niner Walker, 94, Somerset, formerly of Meyersdale, passed away peacefully June 1, 2009, in Somerset. Born April 29, 1915, in Listonburg. She was born Garna Elaine Durst, the eldest of four children. Her parents were George and Sarah (Turney) Durst. Garna grew up on a farm in Addison Township, and in 1932 she married Harold Niner, from a nearby farm. Harold preceded her in death in 1970. In her later life, Garna had a second marriage to Clarence Walker of Meyersdale, who also preceded her in death. Garna was also preceded in death by her youngest sister Irene (Durst) Wisseman, and her youngest daughter, Ruth (Niner) Bruner. She is survived by her younger brother, Glenn Durst, Markleysburg, and younger sister, Viola Meyers, Mount Airy, Md. Also survived by two daughters, Lois (Niner) Powers, Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Esther (Niner) Escott and her husband Charles, Grass Valley, Calif.; grandchildren: Duane Bruner and his wife Mary, Somerset, Dan Bruner, Somerset, Jeff Escott and his wife Katy, Livermore, Calif., and Jamison Escott and his wife Kathy, Boulder Creek, Calif.; five great-grandchildren: Anna, daughter of Duane and Mary Bruner, Emily, Kyle and Shelby, children of Jeff and Katy Escott, and Charles, son of Jamison and Kathy Escott. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Prior to Garna’s brief marriage to Clarence Walker, she lived 38 happy years with Harold Niner, a brick mason who built many homes in the Meyersdale-Somerset area. Garna was a former deaconess and a longtime dedicated member of the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren. She was known for quilt-making, producing many beautiful quilts which were given to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took great pride in her many years of service at the G. C. Murphy Co. in Meyersdale, as a sales clerk. The family wish to express their deep appreciation to Garna’s son-in-law Bernard Bruner, for his faithful care and assistance to Garna, which continued after the death of his wife, and Garna’s daughter Ruth. Garna is held lovingly in our memory, as a good mother. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where a service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Pete Kaltenbaugh officiating. Interment St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Fort Hill. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the William Rowe Price Funeral Home, Inc., Meyersdale.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009, Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009

 

WALKER, George S.

Frostburg, May 1 - George S. Walker, 56, of 138 McCulloh street, died yesterday afternoon at Miners Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks. A son of the late William and Agnes (Speirs) Walker, and a native of Midlothian, Mr. Walker had been employed by the Kelly-Springfield tire plant for twenty years. He was a past councilor and treasurer of Mountain City Council No. 11, Jr. OUAM. He is survived by his widow who was Miss Margaret Winters, and five children, Mrs. Margaret Philips, Mrs. Marie Rowe, and Mrs. Betty Drummond, this city, and George Walker, Potomac Park, and Apprentice Seaman Daniel Walker, Bainbridge Naval Training Station; three brothers, William Walker, Frostburg; James and John Walker, Midlothian; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Merrill, Midlothian, and Mrs. James Muir, Frostburg, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. from the residence, with Rev. J. Fred Zimmerman, pastor of First Congregational Church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Ralph W. Wolt, pastor of First Methodist Church. The services at the grave, Allegany Cemetery, will be conducted by Mountain City Council.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 1, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted 14 April 2012

 

WALKER, George William

FROSTBURG — George William Walker, 86, of Long Stretch, Frostburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Midlothian, he was the son of the late George Speir and Stella (Winters) Walker. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Brophine (Wilt) Walker; a son, Richard W. Walker; grandson, Richard K. Walker; and a sister, Marie Rowe. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Kamauf Walker; one son, George S. Walker II and wife Linda; three grandsons, George S. Walker III and wife Jill, Glenn W. Walker and fiancee Renee, and Nathan Walker and wife Laurie; one granddaughter, Erin Walker; two great-grandsons, Richard Henry and Glenn W. Walker II, and two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Walker and Kaitlyn Walker, all of Frostburg; three stepsons, Gary Kamauf, Hyndman, Pa., David Kamauf and Kevin Kamauf, and one stepdaughter, Mary White, all of Cresaptown; 15 step-grandchildren; 26 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Dan Walker and wife Wilda; two sisters, Margaret Phillips and husband Meril, and Betty Drummond and husband John, all of Frostburg; and many nieces and nephews. George and "Bro" built and operated Sky View Inn and Motel for many years on Long Stretch. He retired as a supervisor at PPG Works 7. A veteran of World War II, he served in occupied Japan. He was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, Mountain Lodge 99 AF & AM and the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. He had a lifelong interest in music, learning several instruments. Besides being a member of a dance band, The Blue Notes, for more than 40 years, he was also a past member of the Arion Band, Shrine Band and Army Band. After retirement he continued his hobby of restoring antique cars and discovered new talents for stained glass, painting and clockmaking. 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. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Don Matthews officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Graveside military rites will be accorded by American Legion Farrady Post 24.
Cumberland Times obituary, Tuesday, October 15, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010
 

 WALKER, Mrs. Grace Ovelia Crowe

Mrs. Grace Ovelia Walker, 74, a former resident, died yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Martha Warehime, 3708 Kimble Road, Baltimore.  A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Offman) Crowe and was the widow of Heyl D. Walker, who died in 1958.  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Surviving are two other sisters, Mrs. Katherine Poland, Westernport, and Mrs. Ora May Pollock, Rehobeth Beach; two brothers, Orville Crowe, Baltimore, and Zack R. Crowe, Cleveland.  A service will be conducted at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, September 13, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

WALKER, Harold A.

Harold A. Walker, 45, of Smock, died Saturday in West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va., from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on Rte. 51 on July 9. He was born April 13, 1929, in Somerset, the son of Evelyn Domer Walker of Smock and the late Norman Walker. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the Signal Corps in France, and he was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1947. He was an electrician for the Clairton Works of the United States Steel Corporation and was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1557. He was a former owner of Walker's Atlantic Service in Uniontown. He was also a member of the Perryopolis United Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Audrey L. Deeds Walker; one son, Harold A. Jr. at home; four brothers, Edward and Clyde of Erie, Marvin of Jacobstown, N. J., and Elmer of Blair, Neb., and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Etta Mae) Brouilette of Charlotte, N. C.
August 12, 1974, Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010

WALKER, Mrs. Helen V. Beck

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Helen V. Walker, 67, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Rockwood, RD, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Emanda (Mason) Beck, and was the widow of E. Harold Walker, who died in 1966. Surviving are two sons, Robert H. and William L. Walker, Garrett, RD 1; a brother, Edward Beck, Canton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Crum, Hollywood, Fla., and Mrs. Hattie Schrock, RD 3, Somerset, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 7 p.m. today. A service will be conducted here Sunday at 2 p.m. by Rev. William Snyder. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 16, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

WALKER, Heyl Delk

Heyl Delk Walker, 62, of 534 Fairview Avenue, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home. Born in Wardensville, W. Va., he was a son of Mrs. Daisy (Orndorf) Walker, Suitland, Md., and the late Angus M. Walker. Mr. Walker was co-owner of the Walker Radiator Service in Cumberland for 24 years and for the past 15 years he was employed by Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He was a veteran of World War 1 and was a member of Fort Cumberland Post 13, American Legion; Piedmont Lodge 112 LOO Moose; Aerie 245, FO Eagles; Potomac Lodge 100, AF & AM; Cumberland Consistory Scottish Rite; Ali Ghan Temple Shrine, and a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving besides his mother are his widow, Ovelia (Crowe) Walker; two brothers, Norman Walker, Hyattsville, and Lynn Walker, this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Stuckey, Hyattsville, and Mrs. Lois Hadra, Suitland. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. by Rev. John F. Sammel, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 3, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010

WALKER, Holland  Irvin
 
Romney - Holland Irvin Walker, 75, Shanks, died Saturday at Western State Hospital. He was a son of the late Augustus and Susanna (Sherman) Walker and was a member of Romney First Baptist CHurch. Surviving are his wife, Fleta (Whetzel) Walker; five daughters, Mrs. Evelyn V. Luttrell, Mrs. Phyllis Karagianes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Violet K. Lavery, Leavenworth, Kan.; Mrs. Maxine A. Walling, Washington, and Miss Ella Mae Walker, at home; two sons, Irvin H. Walker, New Canton, Va.; and William W., Walker, Weston; a sister, Mrs. Harrriett Jenkins Mathias, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Shaffer Funeral Home where friends will be received after 2 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. Rev. David Malcolm will officiate. Burial will be in Kellers Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; 26 June 1967
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012
 

WALKER, James

Frostburg, June 13 — While at work in the Midlothian mine of the McNitt Coal Company yesterday afternoon, James Walker, 68, a lifelong resident of Midlothian, dropped dead. He was a member of the Pentecostal church of Midlothian. No arrangements have been made. Mr. Walker is survived by eight children: William J. Walker, Turtle Creek, Pa.; James Walker, Detroit, Mich.; Joseph H. Walker, with the Navy at Vera Beach, Fla.; John D. Walker, Gilmore; Mrs. James T. Hitchins, Midlothian; Mrs. Melvin Lashley and Miss Isabella Walker, at home. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters, William Walker of Wright's Crossing; John Walker, Midlothian; Mrs. Agnes Muir, Frostburg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Merrill, Midlothian.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 13, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted 14 April 2012

WALKER, James Edmond

BARTON, Md. - James Edmond Walker, 77, of 19026 Legislative Road, Barton, Md., passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Carlisle, Pa. Born December 28, 1926, in Luke, Md., he was the son of the late Clarence and Myrtle Mae (Saville) Walker. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Peg; a grandson, Ray; a daughter, Patty; and a brother Roscoe. Mr. Walker was a 30-year United States Navy veteran. He was a life member of Kelly Mansfield Post #52 American Legion, Piedmont, W.Va., a member of Queens Point VFW #6775, McCoole, Md., a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, and a member of the Dogwood Flat Rod and Gun Club. He leaves behind seven daughters, Barbara Payton and husband Jerry, of Warner Robbins, Ga., Jeannie Hicks and fiancé John, of Murfreesboro, N.C., Linda Nuttall and husband O.T., of Boulder, Colo., Bonnie Willey and husband Wink, of Norfolk, Va., Gail Snyder and husband David, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Peggy Walker and fiancé Tracy, of Mechanicsburg, and Beth Johnson and husband Mike, of Newport, Mich.; one sister, Edith Raines of Lonaconing, Md.; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, Md., on Monday, August 16. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harold Malone officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, where full military honors will be accorded at graveside.
The Daily News Tribune, Keyser, WV, August 12, 2004
(Charles Riend)
Posted October 22, 2015

WALKER, Jane Theresa

Mrs Jane Theresa Walker, aged 68 years and 9 months, widow of the late Capt William J Walker, who for years was in the Consolidation Coal Co offices at Cumberland, died very suddenly at three o'clock Mon afternoon at the home of her son, Mr Harry G Walker, Piedmont, WVa, apoplexy being the cause. She was a native of Baltimore. She leaves four sons; Harry G Walker, agent of the Cumberland and Pa Railroad, Piedmont; Thomas A Walker, Cumberland; Paul Walker, Duquesne, Pa, and Edwin L Walker, a well known New York musician, now in Berlin, Germany
Keyser Tribune, June 16, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 23, 2010

 

WALKER, John D.

FROSTBURG - John D. Walker, 44, of Gilmore, died last night at his home after a prolonged illness. A former Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe, he retired five years ago due to failing health. His parents were the late James and Janet (Brimlow) Walker of Midlothian. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Beeman) Walker; six children, James Walker, serving with the Army in Korea; Thomas, William, Margaret, Joyce and Wilma Walker, at home; two brothers, James and Joseph Walker, Detroit; and four sisters, Miss Isabelle Walker, Cleveland; Mrs. James Hitchins, Carlos; Mrs. William Hitchins, Midlothian; Mrs. Melvin Lashbaugh, Zihlman. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 14, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted 14 April 2012

 

WALKER, John Louis
 
John Louis "Red" Walker, 48, of 148 Frederick Street, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks. He had been in ill health ten weeks. Mr. Walker, an auto mechanic, operated a service station on Baltimore Pike. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of Albert S. and Grace M. (Dormer) Walker. Surviving, besides his parents, are his widow, Mrs. Thelma A. [Holler) Walker; a son, John C. Walker; three sisters, Mrs. June Johnson, Mrs. Margaret H. Messman, and Lillian Weber, and a brother, Kenneth Walker, all of this city. The body will remain at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Adam E. Grim, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Lybarger Lutheran Cemetery, Madley, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 3, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2015

WALKER, John W.

John W. Walker, 70, of Fort Ashby, W. Va. suffered injuries about the head, face and right shoulder when he was struck by a car yesterday afternoon, three miles north of the town. His condition was today reported as "satisfactory" at Memorial Hospital. It was reported that the elderly man stepped from in front of the truck of his son-in-law, Kenneth Radcliff, and was hit by the car of [name redacted] of this city.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, November 15, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 12, 2015

WALKER, John W,
 
John Walker, 70, Fort Ashby, W.Va., died last night at Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Nov. 14.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, November 29, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 12, 2015

 

WALKER, Joseph H.
 
Joseph H. Walker, 64, died yesterday at his home in River Rouge, Mich. A former resident of Midlothian, he was the son of the late James and Janet (Brimlow) Walker. Mr. Walker was a retired ironworker. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gerda (Erdmann) Walker; a son, Edward Joseph Walker, Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Williams, Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Lashbaugh, Frostburg, and six grandchildren. Services will be conducted Monday in the Voran Funeral Home, River Rouge.
The Cumberland News, October 30, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

WALKER, Lewis P., Sr.

Lewis P. Walker, Sr., Dies At Ridgely, W. Va. ~ Burial Services For Banker Will Be Held Tomorrow At Westernport, Ms.
Cumberland, July 5 - Lewis P. Walker, Sr., 67, died today at his home in Ridgely, W. Va., opposite this city. He had been associated with the People's Bank as cashier and president for eighteen years. Before going to Ridgely he was cashier of the First National Bank of St. Mary's, W. Va. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florence Kight Walker, three sons and two daughters. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Md., Thursday.
Published Wednesday, July 8, 1932 in THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 10, col. 3.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 18, 2015

WALKER, Lossie Franklin, Jr.
 
Lossie Franklin "Frank" Walker Jr., 85, a resident of the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, Md., formerly of Keyser, W.Va., died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, W.Va., after a long illness. Born on July 30, 1923, in Piedmont, W.Va., he was the only son of the late Lossie Walker Sr. and Nellie (Ritchie) Walker Sager. He also was preceded in death by his wife Clydetta Conlon Canfield Walker on March 27, 1998. Mr. Walker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the 4th Marine Division, 25th Regiment, being awarded the Purple Heart for his service during the invasion of Iwo Jima in 1945. Mr. Walker was a 1941 graduate of Bruce High School and of the Catherman Business School. He was employed for 42 years with the Westvaco Corporation, retiring as a supervisor in 1988. He was a member of the Westernport Church of the Brethren, the Iwo Jima Survivors Association, the Fourth Marine Division, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and several Moose and Elks lodges. Surviving are his two stepsons, James David "Dave" Canfield and wife Ina of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and John Alan "Jack" Canfield and wife June of Charleston, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at noon with the Rev. William Shimer of Westernport Church of the Brethren officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment, with military honors, will be in the Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Md. The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to a charity or organization of the donor's choice in memory and in honor of Mr. Walker.
Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - March 30, 2009
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 14, 2015

WALKER, Luranzy W.

Luranzy W. Walker, 47, of Bowman's Addition, died today at 2 a.m. in Allegany Hospital after and illness of four months. He is the son of George W. Walker, with whom he resided, and the late Mrs. Susan Lee (Lloyd) Walker. A native of Williamsport, WV, he had resided in this section for 30 years. Besides his father, he is survived by a half-brother, Jacob Walker, and a half-sister, Mrs. Adie Hose, both of this city.
The body is at the Kight Funeral Home.

Cumberland Evening Times, April 6, 1951
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted August 19, 2009


WALKER, Mrs. Marie Martin
 
Marie Martin Walker, 46, Clarysville, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been a patient one week.  Born in Clarysville, she was the daughter of Mrs. Hilda (Delaney) Martin, Clarysville, and the late Bernard Martin.  Mrs. Walker owned and operated the Doris Marie Beauty Shop, 103 Frederick Street, Cumberland, was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church,  Frostburg, and the Sodality of the Church.  Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Kenneth Walker; three brothers, James Martin, Clarysville; Jack Martin, Eckhart; and William Donahue, Frostburg; three sisters, Miss Margaret Martin, Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. Agnes Fisher and Mrs. Carney Williams, Frostburg.  The body is at 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.  Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Rosary will be recited in the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, July 20, 1967 - pg 22, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 13, 2013

WALKER, Mrs. Mary Ann Beals, nee Tibbetts

The funeral of Mrs. Daniel W. Walker, Sr., who died Tuesday night, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. Mrs. Walker had been ill for six weeks. Surviving are her husband, eight daughters and four sons: Mrs. Robert L. Wilson, Ruth, Pearl, Katherine, Verba, Beulah, Dixie and Mrs. Robert McKean; Daniel, Jr., Jess J. and Clark Walker and Joseph Beals. He and Mrs. Robert McKean were of a former marriage, their father dying several years ago while living in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Walker moved to this community more than 25 years ago.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 4, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

 

WALKER, Mrs. Mary Jane

Somerset, April 11 - Mrs. Mary Jane Walker, 78, died Wednesday at the home of a son, Paul, at Shanksville. The widow of Joseph Walker, she leaves two sons and two daughters.
April 11, 1947, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 8, 2009

 

WALKER, Richard W.
 
FROSTBURG - Richard W. (Rick) Walker, 39, of 218 W. Mechanic Street, died in Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of George and Brophine (Wilt) Walker, Star Route, Frostburg. He was an employe of Kelly-Springfield Tire Co., and was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, Frostburg Fire Department, BPO Elks Lodge, Cumberland; Mountain Lodge 99 AF & AM 5, the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, and LOO Moose 274, Cumberland. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jacklyn (Cross) Walker; two sons, Richard K. and Glenn W. Walker, both at home; a daughter Erin J. Walker, at home, a brother George Speir Walker, Star Route, Frostburg. A graveside service will be conducted in St. Michael's Cemetery tomorrow at 10 a.m. Rev. John B. Jones and Rev. John L. Reinsfelder will officiate. Sowers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, June 19, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011
 

WALKER, Robert Paul

KEYSER, W.Va. — Robert Paul “Friday” Walker, 74, of Keyser, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser. Born June 24, 1940, in Keyser, he was the son of the late James G. and Hattie (Harsh) Walker. “Friday” attended Piedmont High School. He retired with 46 years of service from the West Virginia Department of Highways having been a mechanic. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Darr) Walker; a son, Robert Paul Walker Jr. of Lost River; a daughter, SMSgt. Jennifer Bounds and husband, SMSgt. Wally Bounds, both serving in D.C. Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews; four sisters, Jean Fazenbaker of Swanton, Mary Lou Stewart and husband, Chuck, of Charlotte, N.C., Mildred Harris of Elkins, and Helen Lucas of Rockwood, Pa. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Trey Walker, Jesslyn Bounds, and Lacey Walker; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Walker; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, on Sunday, May 10, 2015. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home chapel on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Gwen Wolford officiating. Friends will also be received one hour prior to service on Monday. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery, Westernport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Mineral County Animal Shelter or the New Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
The Cumberland Times-News, May 8, 2015
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted November 21, 2015

WALKER, Miss Ruth Lee

KITZMILLER - Ruth Lee Walker, 86, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Bloomington she was the daughter of the late William Daniel Walker and Mary Ann (Tibbetts) Walker. Miss Walker was a retired registered nurse. Surviving are two brothers, Daniel Walker, Daytona Beach, Fla. and Clark Walker Belair, Fla; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Chappell and Mrs. Dixie Wilson both of Kitzmiller; and Mrs. Caroline Wilson, Alberquerque, N.M. Friends will be received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Beth Jacabson. Interment will be in the lOOF Cemetery. Family requests memorials take the form of donations to the Elk District Ambulance Service or the Kitzmiller Fire Department.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 26, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 13, 2012

WALKER, Mrs. Sarah Davies

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Sarah Walker, 68, of Greer, W. Va., died Saturday in Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Morgantown. A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mercy (Appleton) Davies. Her husband, Charles Walker, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Greer Methodist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Paige Lewis, of Greer; Mrs. Isabelle Hose and Mrs. McCartney, both of Morgantown; Mrs. Rhoda Wilfong, College Park, Md.; Mrs. Francis Langley, California; a son, Daniel Walker, Baltimore: a sister, Mrs. Albert James, of here; two brothers, James and Gomer Davies, both of Martins Ferry, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Greer Methodist Church and interment will be there.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 3, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

WALKER, Mrs. Sarah E.

Lonaconing, Md., Dec. 3- Word was received Sunday by Mrs. Emily McAlpine of the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Walker, 84, at her home in Shelburne Falls, Mass., Saturday night following a fall. She leaves two daughters and three sons.  Mrs. McAlpine, who celebrated her 80th birthday last Sunday, is the last of the family. The sisters came to Lonaconlng together from England when they were very young.
3 December 1940, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted November 26, 2009

WALKER, William L.

FROSTBURG - William L. Walker, 83, died yesterday at his residence at Wrights Crossing. Born in Scotland, he was a son of the late William and Agnes (Speir) Walker. Mr. Walker was a retired custodian at the County Building in Cumberland. He was a member of Shaft Methodist Church where he taught Sunday school for over 50 years. Mr. Walker also taught the Adult Bible Class at the church. Surviving are his widow, Edith (Adams) Walker; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Monahan, Mrs. Mary Shirey, Mrs. Elmer Rice and Mrs. Cobern Manges, all of Frostburg, and Mrs. Gerald Phillips, Crcsaptown; a son, William Walker Jr., Frostburg; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 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 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. in the Shaft Methodist Church by Rev. Clarence McCloud. Interment will de in Frostburg Memorial Park. The body will be taken to the church at noon on Wednesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 19, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted 14 April 2012

WALL, Mrs. Alice G.

Alice G. Wall of Munhall, wife of the late William P. Wall, mother of Mrs. Francis Smith of Munhall, Mrs. Helen Evans of Florida, also Scott Wall of Florida. Survived by 6 grand children and 11 great grand children. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the William Griffith Mortuary 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton Curry, South Park Township. Where services will be held Friday at 11 am.  Pittsburgh Press; May 28, 1981;  Findagrave Memorial# 61050275;  (Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)  Posted February 8, 2017


WALLACE, Charles; also COSGROVE, Martin

"Two Men Killed by a Collision of Helper Engine with a Freight-MARTIN COSGROVE AND CHARLES WALLACE DEAD-Fireman H. W. Knox Loses a Leg and Is In a Precarious Condition-Accident Caused By a Mistake in Reading Orders-Peculiar Performance of the Helper Engine After the Smash-
"It was my fault entirely" were the words that came from the white, compressed lips, quivering with pain, of brave and dying Engineer Martin Cosgrove as he spoke of the disastrous wreck which occurred on the Short Line yesterday morning about 4 o'clock a mile and a half east of Orchard station. The old adage "that in the midst of life we are in death," never had a truer exemplification, for Thursday night Engineer R. J. Cosgrove, who had charge of engine No. 617 was not feeling well and requested his cousin, Martin, also an engineer to take his run out of Huntington, It was on this run that Martin Cosgrove met his death, and in the terrible wreck, Charles Wallace, head brakeman, was also killed and H. W. Knox so severely injured as now to be hovering between life and death.

HOW ACCIDENT OCCURRED Engineer Cosgrove was in charge of engine No. 617 hauling an east-bound freight under Conductor Davis, and had orders to stop at the siding at Orchard station to let helper engine No. 301 pass returning from a run. Engineer Cosgrove forgot his orders and went on beyond the siding for a mile and a half running at full speed. He recalled his orders and started to reverse the lever as the collision occurred. The helper engine in charge of Engineer Eph McDowell and Fireman Frank Onan had no thought of danger, until they heard the rumbling of the approaching train, and both jumped just as the collision occurred, as McDowell grasped the lever to reverse, which was thrown back against him as he jumped. Neither McDowell nor Onan were injured beyond slight bruises. They state, and the statement is confirmed, that the headlight of the freight engine was not burning. It had gone out a few miles beyond Nampa.

NO TIME TO JUMP Engineer Cosgrove, his fireman, Knox and Head Brakeman, Wallace, who was riding in the freight engine, had no time to jump, and the engine was frightfully wrecked, the boiler being upon one side of the track and the tender upon the other, the engine being practically overturned. Horribly mangled beneath the engine, with both legs cut off was found the body of Wallace. Cosgrove and Knox were both caught beneath the wreckage, but managed to extricate themselves. Knox in his dreadful pain, managed to crawl 50 feet to the north side of the track, while his dismembered leg, which was torn off at the knee was found on the south side. Engineer Cosgrove was so caught in the wreck that the escaping steam literally roasted him.

THE WRECKAGE The freight engine, as stated, was almost completely demolished, while eight or 10 of the freight cars were piled in a heap, making one of the worst wrecks of the character that has occurred on the Short Line for a long time. The helper engine, besides damage to the cab, was hardly damaged at all, and did not leave the track, but with the fact that Engineer McDonald had started to reverse the lever, it jumped forward and ran wild for a distance of eight miles, before coming to a stand-still.

HELP SENT FORWARD Immediately after the accident Conductor Davis hastened with all speed to Orchard station and telegraphed the news to Nampa, and the Owl train, which leaves Boise at 3:25, upon its arrival at Nampa, was sent at once to the scene, carrying Drs. Murray and Kohler of Nampa, who had been at once aroused from their beds.

HIS BODY UNDER ENGINE Head Brakeman Wallace of the freight was still under the wreckage. It could be seen that both his legs had been cut off near his hips and that he was dead. It was impossible to remove his body until the wrecking crew arrived. Wallace's body had been roasted frightfully. His remains were lying at a point near the boiler, where the scalding steam had enveloped him as in a furnace. As soon as possible Cosgrove and Knox were placed on the train to be brought to Boise. The train arrived here with them at 8:55. Dr. Murray of Nampa came in with the injured men, who were taken to St. Alphonsus' hospital. Dr. McCalla, the Short Line surgeon at this place, was summoned and he at once called Dr. Collister to assist him. Later Dr. Springer and Dr. Bowere were also summoned. On the road to Boise Cosgrove and Knox told their stories between gasps Cosgrove admitted he had misread his orders, as stated in the foregoing, and that he had discovered his error too late. Knox said he crawled out of the wreckage into the sagebrush, where he remained some time before being found.

DIED AT HOSPITAL Shortly after arrival at the hospital Cosgrove died of his injuries. His death was due to the awful scalding he had received, he having been enveloped in the escaping steam from head to foot and great strips of skin and flesh had peeled off of him.

KNOX RESTING EASILY Fireman Knox has withstood the shock of his leg being torn off with remarkable grit and fortitude. The physicians in charge amputated the stump a few inches above the knee. At a late hour last night he was sleeping. He is very weak and has lost a great deal of blood.

SOMETHING OF THE MEN
Martin Cosgrove was 26 years of age and was a native of Maryland, his widowed mother living at Western Port, that state. His father was an engineer, and he has a brother who is now an engineer on the Baltimore & Ohio. He came to Idaho in 1893 and had been employed on the Short Line ever since. He has no relatives in this state, excepting, as stated, his cousin, Engineer R. J. Cosgrove. He was an intimate friend, however, of D. J. Malone, Oregon Short Line mechanic, at Pocatello, who knew his family in the east and who arrived last evening to aid in the funeral arrangements. Mr. Cosgrove was a member of the B. of L. E. of Pocatello division No. 228, and the body will be shipped to his old home by his fellow members and will be accompanied by Engineers Jack Hiler, Frank Dryden and R. J. Cosgrove. Charles Wallace was about 38 years of age and has a wife and child and widower sister at Ogden. His remains were brought to this city last night and will be shipped to Ogden, by the order of the B. of R. T. of which he was a member. Mr. Wallace was an old-time railroad man, having been employed on the Utah & Northern some 20 years ago. Fireman Knox is a new man at railroading, having been employed on the Short Line, his first experience, for a matter of three of four months only. His parents live at Keokuk, Iowa."
Note: He was the son of Martin Cosgrove and Catherine Connolly
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
"Idaho Daily Statesman" Pocatello, Idaho, Sunday 17 Nov 1901

Posted July 17, 2009 

 

Name: Helen R. Wallace, 99 of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: John M. Rank and Bertha (Shinholt) Rank 
DOB: October 1, 1903, Cumberland, MD 
DOD: Friday, February 7, 2003, at the Cumberland Nursing Home 
Spouse: Raymond Wallace 
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1960; daughter, Shirley Corle, 1957; son, Charles E. Wallace, 1989 
Survived by: grandchildren 
Burial: Tuesday, June 10, 2003, Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2015

 

WALLACE, John J.

"John J. Wallace, 74, formerly of 820 Shawnee Avenue, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Theodore A. and Mary (Geatz) Wallace. Surviving are his widow, Georgia E. (Sanner) Wallace; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Lee Diamond, Laurel; Mrs. Jean Lynam, Silver Spring; Mrs. Shirley  Chamberlain, city and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Vernon, Springfield, Va.; a brother, Francis Wallace, city; six sisters, Mrs. Marie Beaulieu, Baltimore; Mrs. Katherine Hunter, Mrs. Margaret Aemmer, Mrs. Madelyn Rizer, Mrs. Regina Cofield, city, and Mrs. Dorothy Dicken, Blacksburg, Va., and seven grandchildren. Requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Entombment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum."
"The Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 18 Jun 1971:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 20, 2010


WALLACE, Mrs. Mary B. Geatz

"Services for Mrs. Mary B. Wallace, 74, wife of Theodore A. Wallace, who died yesterday morning at her home, 520 Fayette Street, will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. She had been in ill health since June. A native of Cumberland, Mrs. Wallace was the daughter of John A. and Anna (Bernard) Geatz, both residents of Germany. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, the Third Order of St. Francis, the Christian Mothers and Purgatorial Society of the parish and Catholic Daughters of America. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John J., Francis J., and George A. Wallace, all of this city; six daughters, Mrs. Arthur E. Beaulieu, Baltimore; Mrs. George Habig, this city; Mrs. B. G. Aemmer, Akron, and Mrs. Carl E. Dicken, Miss Madelyn Wallace and Mrs. Emory W. Cofield, all of this city, 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, William Geatz, and a sister, Mrs. Chester King, both of this city."
"The Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 8 Sep 1947
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 14, 2010

WALLACE, Mrs. Mary B. Geatz

"A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for Mrs. Mary B. Wallace, 74, wife of Theodore A. Wallace, who died Sunday morning at her home, 529 Fayette Street after an illness of three months. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be John, Carl and James King, and Norman, George and Joseph Geatz."
"The Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 9 Sep 1947
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 20, 2010
 

WALLACE, Theodore A.

Theodore A. Wallace, 76, of 529 Fayette Street, died yesterday in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted March 2. He had been in failing health a year, Mr. Wallace was born in Cumberland, a son of the late James J. and Anna (Gramlich) Wallace. His wife, the former Miss Mary B. Geatz, died in 1947.  A former Western Maryland Railway conductor, Mr. Wallace had been employed by the railroad 43 years before retiring September 30, 1938.  He was a charter member of Cumberland Aerie No. 245, F. O. Eagles and belonged to the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors; Cumberland Lodge No. 63, B.P.O. Elks, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish.  Surviving are three sons, John J. and Francis J. Wallace, this city, and George A. Wallace, Hopewell, Va.; six daughters, Mrs. A. E. Beaulieu, Baltimore; Mrs. B. G. Aemmer, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Emory W. Cofield, Arlington, Va. and Mrs George Habig, Mrs Carl Dicken and Mrs Harry Rizer, this city; a brother, Walter J Wallace; one sister, Mrs Ira Patterson, Elkins, W. Va; 18 grandchildren and eight great grand children.  The Holy Name Society of. SS. Peter and Paul Church will meet tonight at 8:30 at the Wallace Home to conduct a service.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 9, 1950 - pg 23, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 26, 2014


WALLACE, Theodore A.

"A requiem mass for Theodore A. Wallace, 76, 529 Fayette Street, who died Wednesday, was celebrated yesterday morning in SS. Peter and Paul's church. Pallbearers were Norman Geatz, James Wallace, George Geatz, James King, Carl King, and John King. Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery." - SM
"The Cumberland Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Sun 12 Mar 1950
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 26, 2014

WALLIS, Clara Vernie Willard 
Name: Clara Vernie Wallis
[Clara Vernie Willard] 
Social Security #: 569716964
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1896
Birthplace: Maryland
Death Date: 11 Nov 1985
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Meders
Father's Surname: Willard
California Death Index, 1940-1997
~Genie
Posted March 24, 2012

 

WALLIZER, Joseph L.

Joseph L. Wallizer, Sr., 64, Star Route, Flintstone, died Tuesday at his home after a lingering illness. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of Mrs. Margaret (Steerstouffer) Wallizer, and the late Jesse Wallizer. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna M. (Weimer) Wallizer; four sons, Joseph L. Wallizer Jr., and Donald P. Wallizer, both of Flintstone; Russell R. Wallizer, Wiley Ford; and Vernon F. Wallizer, who is serving in the Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Taylor Walker, Meyersdale; Mrs. Helen H. Stoutler, Flintstone; and Mrs. Carol M. Diehl, Hagerstown; two brothers, Frank Wallizer, Flintstone, and Dayton Wallizer, Denver, Colo.; 24 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. The body is at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Home where friends will be received today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Ildefonso "Tony" Hernandez. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Society.
The Cumberland News, August 23, 1973 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011

 

WALLS, Clifford

FROSTBURG - Clifford Walls, 54, of 59 Walnut Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted last Thursday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of John C. Walls and the late Jennie (Butler) Walls. He was a veteran of World War II and was employed at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory. He also was a member of Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and Mt. Lodge 99, AF & AM. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Weslow, of here; a son, Clifford A. Walls, here; five sisters, Mrs. Edna Urich, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Edith Keck, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Hollada, of Rootstown, Ohio; Mrs. Julia Durst, of Salisbury, Pa., and Mrs. Pauline McCauley, of Elkins, W. Va.; four brothers, Bernard and David Walls, of Waynesburg, Ohio; Oscar, of Grantsville, and Paul, of Barberton, Ohio, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. Rev. William E. Price will officiate, and burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, November 23, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

 

WALLS, John C. 

SALISBURY, Pa. — John C. Walls, 83, of RD I, Grantsville, Md., died yesterday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in Elk Lick Township, Pa., August 22, 1891, he was a son of the late John and Sarah (McCloskey) Walls. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Mae (Butler) Walls. He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Surviving are four sons, Bernard Walls and David Walls, both of Waynesburg, Ohio; Paul Walls, Barberton, Ohio; Oscar Walls, Grantsville; five daughters, Mrs. Edna Urich, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Edith Keck, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Evelyn Holladay, Garrettsville, Ohio; Mrs. Julia Durst, Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Pauline McCauley, Elkins, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends are being received at the Thomas Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the Oak Grove Church tomorrow at 1 p.m., where services wil! be conducted at 2 p.m. The Rev. Earl A. Yoder will officiate and interment will be Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 3, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 17, 2011

 

WALLS, Lewis Alfred

Services for Lewis Alfred Walls, 51, Grantsville, who was electrocuted Monday afternoon while at work for the Potomac Edison Company at Carlos, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Rev. Earl Yoder, pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, and will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. on Thursday. A veteran employe of the Potomac Edison Company, Mr. Walls was a native of Grantsville and a son of Mrs. Sallie (Butler) Walls and the late Charles Walls. He was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Grantsville Post 214, American Legion, and a veteran of World War II. Besides his mother, he is survived by three brothers, Robert Walls, Hyndman; Herbert Walls, Baltimore, and Walter Walls, Beltsville, and four sisters, Mrs. Esther Stanton and Mrs. Cora Wiley, both of Grantsville; Mrs. Ruth Gindlesperger, Berlin, Pa., and Mrs. Joan Bowser, Addison, Pa. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Employes of the Potomac Edison Company will serve as pallbearers.
The Cumberland News, May 3, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 27, 2009


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