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Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries


The small initials you see after each obit are for inventory purposes, only. The dates shown on the obits are either the actual dates of death, which will appear as part of the obituary, or the date the obit was published in the newspaper, noted at end of obit as "handwritten date."


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WILLIAM D. CASTEEL, 84, died in Garrett Memorial Hospital. Born here July 24, 1895, he was the son of the late William CASTEEL and Anna (BOWSER) CASTEEL.
He was a motorcycle policeman for the Maryland State Police, was elected Garrett County sheriff from 1925-29 and served as a deputy under the administration of four sheriffs. For a short time he also served as chief of police here, was a member of the Republican State Central Committee, the county liquor control board and an organizer of the Garrett County Historical Society and Museum. He was one of the first real estate agents in the county; working for Adams and Adams Realty.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home. The service was conducted by Rev. Ellis Harvey; interment in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
(Obit hand dated April 13, 1980) pt

CALVIN CODDINGTON died suddenly at his home at Friendsville, Sunday morning, April 4. He was a lifetime resident of Friendsville.
Services were held from the Savage Funeral Home in Friendsville, with interment in the Friendsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated April 8, 1948) pt

WALTER CODDINGTON, died at his home in Friendsville, January 9, 1944, at the age of 74 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He was born in Friendsville, lived most of his life in that community. He engaged in farming until about twelve years ago when he retired. He was a member of the Methodist church. A son of the late Jonathan and Mary (RYLAND) CODDINGTON he was the last surviving member of his family, one brother and two sisters having died in 1931.
He is survived by his widow, Nettie FRAZEE CODDINTON and the following children; Earl, of near Friendsville; Herbert, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Walter, Jr., Uniontown; Laura CODDINGTON, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Cora DEWITT, Friendsville; Mrs. Carrie HILEMAN, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Mary FRIEND, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Jessie HEPP, Pittsburgh. Three sons are deceased. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Three of the grandsons are in the service, one grandson, 2nd Lieut Paul FRIEND, having served 11 years in the standing army. He was killed in an anti-tank accident at Fort Bragg, N. C. Sept. 30, 1941.
Services were conducted at the home, with Rev. R. L. Greynolds, Ridgeley, W. Va., officiating. Interment was in the family lot at Addison, Pa., cemetery.
(Obit hand dated January 13, 1944) pt

MARTHA VIRGINIA JENKINS CONN, 78, died March 19, at her home in Markleysburg, Pa. Born in Friendsville where her parents lived, and was the last member of a large family. One brother, the late Alfred JENKINS of Friendsville died many years ago. Her husband, John CONN, preceded her in death by several years.
Services were conducted March 21 in the Asher Glade Church with interment in the church cemetery.
Obit hand dated March 31, 1949) pt

MRS. VIRGIE H. CONNELL, wife of Richard CONNELL, formerly of Hutton, died of angina pectoris at her home in Wilkinsburg, Pa. Born on February 15, 1870, at Accident, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Daniel HINEBAUGH, who during the last years of their lives resides in Oakland. Prior to her marriage she was a public school teacher, holding, at that time, the highest obtainable certificate as a public instructor. While living in Oakland she was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran church.
Survived by a sister, Mrs. Tangier CLAGGETT, of Pittsburgh, and two brothers, Henry HINEBAUGH, of Thomas, and Frank HINEBAUGH, of near Fairmont, W. Va., and by her husband.
Rev. C. A. Shilke conducted the service at St. Mark's church in Oakland, with interment in Oakland cemetery.
(Obit hand dated March 2, 1933) pt

Mary M. Cosgrove
Frostburg - Mary Martha Cosgrove, 73, of Frostburg, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at University of Maryland Medical Center.
Mrs. Cosgrove was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Akron, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Gorman G. Jenkins and Grace (Broadwater) Jenkins Long. She also was preceded in death by her step-father, Clarence L. Long, and one brother, Otis Odell Jenkins.
Surviving are her husband, Francis X. "Jobie" Cosgrove; one daughter, Dr. Mary Anne Jenkins and husband Brian; one son, John Francis Cosgrove; one sister, Phyllis Miller and husband Darius; and two brothers, Paul Jenkins and wife Alice, and Wayne Jenkins and wife Doret, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cosgrove was a homemaker and member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P. A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Paul A. Byrnes as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

SHIRLEY Y. CRAVER, 50, of Swanton, died March 18, at her home. Born July 22, 1935 in Maysville, WV, she was the daughter of Benjamin KLINE, Maysville, and the late Delsie (Mc DONALD) Kline. She was a member of the Swanton Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was church organist and pianist for the past 12 years.
Harry E. CRAVER, her husband, died in April 1985.
She is survived by: her father, one daughter, Mrs. Amanda J. LOUIE, Deer Park; two sons, Kevin G. CRAVER, Laurel; Brian K. CRAVER, Swanton; five stepsons, Harry E. CRAVER JR., Mount Morris, PA; Charles F. CRAVER, Oakland; Ronald E. CRAVER, Morgantown, WV; Roger K. CRAVER, Deer Park; Richard L. CRAVER, Swanton; three sisters, Mrs. Bonnie KEPLINGER and Mrs. Betty Jo STRAWDERMAN both of Maysville; Mrs. Martha B. DOYLE, Rineyville, KY; two grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. Services will be conducted at the Swanton Otterbein Methodist Church, by Rev. Hal Rotruck and Rev. Richard Odgen. Interment will be in the Maysville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated 86) pt

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