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Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries


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Charles Hamilton JENKINS died very suddenly about 10:00 o'clock Saturday night, October 1st, at his home near New Germany. The cause of his death was given as coronary thrombosis, commonly known as a blood clot in the heart. Mr. JENKINS had suffered a heart attack in the afternoon but retired early and seemed to be resting comfortably. When his sister looked in upon him a short time later, however, she found he had passed away.

Mr. JENKINS was born March 12, 1875, a son of the late William and Louisa (DURST) JENKINS. He had lived in Garrett County all his life. He was never married and for the last thirty years had made his home with his sister, Jennie JENKINS in the New Germany section where he engaged in farming. He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. Mr. JENKINS is survived by one brother, Ralph JENKINS, New Germany, and three sisters, Jennie JENKINS, at home, Mrs. Sam BRENNEMAN, Bittinger, and Mrs. Ida GALLOWAY, Smithfield, Pa. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, October 4th, at 10;30, from the New Germany Methodist Church, of which he was a life-long member. Rev. D. R. Carder officiated. William Winterburg local mortician, supervising interment in the adjoining cemetery.
(October 1, 1938)

Edward O. JENKINS, 92, of Grantsville, died Monday, February 1`3, 1989, at his residence. Born February 12, 1897, he was the son of the late Arnold and Mary (DIEFENBACH) JENKINS.

Mr. JENKINS was a retired maintenance man for the Ohio school system in Columbus. He was a member of the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren. His wife, Minta (MILLER) JENKINS, died Decebmer 2, 1982.

He is survived by six sons, Robert JENKINS, Akron, Ohio; Edward O. JENKINS, Jr., Mogadore, Ohio; William Donald JENKINS, Baltimore; James JENKINS, Houston, Texas; Jack JENKINS, Naples, Fla.; Harold JENKINS, Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Lois DURST, Grantsville; and Pat WALKER, Mogadore, Ohio; one sister, Cora CREIGHTON, Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and several great grand- children.

Services were conducted at the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethran by the Rev. Earl Harper. Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery.

Gorman Gideon JENKINS - Gorman Gideon JENKINS succumbed at 5:00 o'clock Friday morning, September 17th, as a result of burns received in a very tragic accident. The accident occurred Wednesday morning, September 15th, while Mr. Jenkins was working in a shack near a small mine on the Asa DURST farm. As he was sharpening some tools, a spark fell into a bag of blasting powder on the floor. The explosion which followed showered Mr. JENKINS with fire and left the building ablaze. He was able to escape from the burning building and extinguished his flaming clothing by rolling on the grass. However, not before he had been seriously burned about the face, hands, and body. He had scarcely escaped from the building when a second explosion blew the shack to bits. In spite of his painful injury, Mr. JENKINS drove his car to the home of an uncle, Ralph JENKINS, a few miles away. Here he was given first aid and immediately rushed to the Hazel McGilvery Hospital in Meyersdale. All efforts to save his life proved futile, however, and death followed.

Gorman JENKINS was born near his late home, about three miles east of Grantsville, on July 22nd, 1899, and was 38 years of age at the time of his demise. He was a son of Mrs. Mary (JENKINS) Keener, now of Akron, O., and the late Arnold J. JENKINS. He had engaged in farming and was also a veteran miner. Before opening the mine where he met his death, he was employed at the Bowman Nine on Shade Run. On November 11, 1922, he was married to Miss Grace Broadwater, of New Germany. Five children were born to them, who, with their mother, survive. They are Phyllis, Paul, Mary Martha, Otis Odell, and Wayne. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary KEENER, and the following brothers and sisters: John, Elbert, and Cora JENKINS, of Cleveland, O.: Mrs. Lulu BLAND, William and Edward JENKINS, of Akron, O.; Fred JENKINS, Sewell, O.: and Mrs. Althea WADSWORTH, of Detroit, Mich.

Mr. JENKINS was a member of the New Germany Reformed Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, in the Grantsville Lutheran Church with Rev. A. M. Wright, of Salisbury officiating. He was assisted by Rev. S. D. Sigler, local pastor. The fact that during his lifetime Mr. JENKINS made and kept many friends was evident by the host of them who came to pay their last respects. The church was filled to overflowing. The body was carried to its final resting place in the Grantsville Cemetery by the following pallbearers: Sylvan DURST, William WARNICK, William DURST, Morris Ellsworth BEACHY and Dewey YOMMER. William Winterburg, local undertaker, was in charge of arrangements.

Relatives from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Williams WADSWORTH, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mary KEENER, Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt BLAND, George PATTON, Miss Ruth FOLK and Mr. and Mrs. Edward JENKINS and two children of Akron, O., Mr. and Mrs. John JENKINS, Elbert and Cora JENKINS, Cleveland, O., Mr. and Mrs. William HARBAUGH, Connellsville, Pa., William Beitzel, Cumberland, Md., Frank Broadwater, Berlin, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Fred JENKINS, William JENKINS, Sewell, O., and Mrs. BECKET, McKeesport, Pa.

Jacob Arnold JENKINS died very suddently at 5 a. m. Thursday, August 6, at his home three miles south of Grantsville, Mr. JENKINS had been in good health, and able to attend the duties of his farm. He awoke very sick and Dr. N. R. Davis was called but death came within an hour. Mr. JENKINS was born in Garrett county, March, 1865, and was married to Miss Mary DIFFENBACH August 28, 1887. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Frederick, Edward, William, Elbert, and Mrs. D. T. BLAND, all of Akron, Ohio; John and Althea, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Thomas LOWRY, Uniontown, Pa., and Gorman, near home; also two brothers, Charles and Ralph, and two sisters, Miss Jennie JENKINS of New Germany, Md., and Mrs. Samuel BRENNEMAN of Bittinger, Md. Mr. JENKINS was a faithful member of the Grantsville Lutheran church at which place the funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment in the Grantsville cemetery.
(August 6, 1925)

John J. Jenkins
FROSTBURG - John Jack Jenkins, 74, Warren, Ohio, died there April 1, 1964.
Born in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Arnold Jenkins.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rose Jenkins, two brothers, Edward and Thomas Jenkins, and two sisters,
Cora Creighton, and Lulu Bland, all of Ohio and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services and interment will take place in Warren.

Otis O. Jenkins
Otis Odell Jenkins, 71, Cumberland, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born March 4, 1930, in Garrett County, he was a son of the late Gorman "Pete" Jenkins and Grace Pearl (Broadwater) Jenkins Long. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence Long, and one son, Stephen O. Jenkins.
He was retired from Texaco, Inc., Cumberland. He was a 1948 graduate of Beall High School, a U.S. Navy vetern, a member of Masonic Mountain Lodge 99 AF&AM, and John's Run Hunt Club, Springfield, W.Va.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Jenkins; one son, Bryan K. Jenkins, Cumberland; one stepdaughter, Michelle Walker, Frostburg; one stepson, Craig M. Galliher, LaVale; two sisters, Phyllis Miller, Avilton, and Mary Martha Cosgrove, Frostburg, two brothers, Paul Jenkins, Frostburg, and Wayne Jenkins, Williamsport, and five grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, where the Masonic Mountain Lodge 99 conducted a memorial service Sunday evening. A funeral service was conducted at the funeral home on Monday, May 7, with the Rev. Lloyd B. McCanna officiating. Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.

Grantsville - Mrs. Anna Viola JENKINS, 72, wife of Ralph JENKINS, died here yesterday at the home of a son, Robert JENKINS. She was born in New Germany, a daughter of the late Peter J. and Isabelle (BROADWATER) STEPHENS. Mrs. JENKINS had been in ill-health the past year.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and son, are four daughters, Mrs. Edna WAMPLER, Frostburg; Mrs. Ruth LIVENGOOD, Swanton; Mrs. Alty HOUSEL, Cumberland; and Mrs. Lula SMITH, Winchester, Va.; two other sons, Roy JENKINS, Frostburg; and Ray JENKINS, also of here; four sisters, Mrs. Susan MILLER and Mrs. Minnie WILEY, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Ida PLATTER, Addison, and Mrs. Laura BROADWATER, Avilton; three brothers, James STEPHENS, also of here; Frank STEPHENS, Westernport;
and Clarence STEPHENS, Bittinger, 20 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 Trinity Reformed Church, New Germany, where Mrs. JENKINS was a member more than 50 years. Rev. Paul Westcoat, pastor, officiated and interment was in the church cemetery.

Ralph K. JENKINS, 87, Grantsville, died Wednesday, October 25, 1967, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland after a lengthy illness.

Born in New Germany, he was a son of the late William and Louisa (DURST) JENKINS. He was a retired farmer, whose wife, Anna V. (STEPHENS) JENKINS preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons, Roy JENKINS, Frostburg; Ray and Robert JENKINS, both of Grantsville; four daughters, Mrs. Edna WAMPLER, Frostburg; Mrs. Ruth LIVENGOOD, Swanton; Mrs. Alcy HOUSEL, Cumberland; and Mrs. Lula SMITH, Winchester, Va.; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville. The body was taken to the New Germany United Church of Christ of which he was a member, on Saturday at 1 p.m. Services were held there at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ernest Rumbaugh, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Miss Rebecca Jane JENKINS, 75, of New Germany, died at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, May 24, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer DURST. She had been bedfast for three months.

Miss JENKINS was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William JENKINS and was a lifelong member of Trinity Reformed church, New Germany.

Surviving are one brother, Ralph JENKINS, New Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah BRENNEMAN, Bittinger; and Mrs. L. J. GALLOWAY, Smithfield, Pa.

Funeral services were held at the Trinity Reformed Church of New Germany with Rev. Ira Moon officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
(May 24, 1944)

GRANTSVILLE - Robert Stephen JENKINS, 71, of 10192 New Germany Road, Grantsville, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born June 25, 1925, he was a son of the late Ralph and Anna (STEPHEN) JENKINS.
Mr. JENKINS was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and elder, and was a memberof the Consistory.
Surviving are his wife, Leota G. (WITT) JENKINS; two sons, Thomas D. JENKINS and wife Kathy, Grantsville; and Ralph W. JENKINS and wife Catherine Ann, Lonaconing; a daughter, Nancy L. PUGH and husband William, Waco, Texas; a brother Ray JENKINS, Grantsville; two sisters, Alcy HOUSEL, Potomac Park, and Lula SMITH, Winchester, VA.; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted at Trinity United Church of Christ on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Brown officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Trinity Church Cemetery.

Stephen O. Jenkins
Stephen Odell Jenkins, 20, of Bowman's Addition and formerly of LaVale, was dead on arrival at Sacred Heart Hospital early yesterday morning. The accident occured at the intersection of Valley Road and Knob Road.
Born in this city, he was a son of Odell Jenkins, Frostburg, and Mrs. Ann T. (Thomas) Jenkins, 1218 National Highway, LaVale.
An employee of Stroehman Brothers Bakery, he worked in the thrift store as a checker and clerk. He was a member of Local 453 Teamsters Union.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Long, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Bonnie Cook, Baltimore, and a brother, Bryan Jenkins, LaVale.
Friends will be received at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence, today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home with the Rev. George Wehler officiating. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Baltimore City Hospital Burn Unit.

Piedmont Herald -
Mr. William JENKINS departed this life at his home near Grantsville, Md., March 17, 1899. He was born Dec. 2, 1843. He was a faithful member of the M. E. church. His funeral was conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. P. Idleman, from the M. E. Church at New Germany.

The funerals of Mrs. Louisa JENKINS and Mrs. Jennie SWAUGER occurred at this place on Sunday. Both ladies were quite aged. Large numbers of friends and relatives were in attendance at both services.

George WILT and Howard MILLER of Mountain Lake Park, attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. JENKINS on Sunday.
(September 9, 1923)

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