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Henry Champion PALMER, 83, died at the National Hotel (Grantsville), Monday morning at 9 o'clock after a brief illness. He was born March 24, 1859, at Mushoppen, Pa., and had been a railroad engineer for thirty-seven years, first on the Lehi Valley Road, then at Jenningston, W. Va., for the Jennings brothers. He was transferred to Jennings, Md., in 1912, and worked there till he retired a few years ago. He was twice married, a daughter, Mrs. Hattie RUNYON, Jonestown, Pa., survives of the first marriage, also a son Howard PALMER, Joneston, Pa., three daughters survive of the second marriage, Mrs. Gladys WILT, Jennings, Mrs. Joan YOMMER, Grantsville and Miss Bertha PALMER, Mtn. Lake, also three step-daughters and two step-sons, one brother, Elmer PALMER of Murray Mines, Pa., 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Handwritten date; 6/25/42 bt

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Annabel PARKER, wife of Mr. Howard H. PARKER, of Mogolion, New Mexico, were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Edward P. KAHL, at Mt. Lake Park, Md., on Monday afternoon, Dec. 5th at 2:00 p. m.
The services were conducted by the Reverend David C. TRIMBLE, of Oakland, Md., assisted by the Reverend Harold A. GAMBLIN of Mt. Lake Park, Md. Special music was rendered by the choir of the Mt. Lake Park Methodist Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Parker was aged 50 years, 4 months and 8 days. She was a daughter of the late Henry and Caroline HALL MANN of Mt. Lake Park, Md.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Howard H. PARKER, of Mogolion, New Mexico, one sister, Mrs. Edward P. KAHL of Mt. Lake Park, Md.; and one brother, Mr. Milburn W. MANN, of Oakland, Md.
Pallbearers were John N. MICHAEL, Glenn CUPPETT, Harry C. TURNEY, Alva G. GORTNER, Albert W. KAHL and Arthur LAWTON.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: Dec. 8, 1938) cs

Funeral services for Roy C. PATTON were held Thursday morning from the Lutheran Church, with Rev. Samuel D. Sigler, Pastor, officiating. A choir from the church sang several hymns. Pallbearers were Leonard B. SCHAEFER, Emerson SEBOLD, Joel A. BEACHY, Charles O. BENDER, Elmer MILLER and Daniel KLOTZ. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery. Mr. Patton died at his home early Saturday evening, March 7th, after an extended illness. He was fifty-three.
Handwritten date: 3/19/42 bt

1936 if death before May 4th
1937 if death after May 4th
Miss Almira PAUGH
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Kurtz Chapel Church near Deer Park for Miss Almira PAUGH, 78, who died Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles TASKER, near Deer Park. The Rev. J. E. JOHNSON of Oakland, was in charge, assisted by the Rev. P. P. SNYDER. Interment was in the TASKER Cemetery.
Miss PAUGH was a daughter of the late James E. and Elizabeth ENLOW PAUGH and was born May 4, 1859 in this county. She was a member of the U. B. Church at Bethlehem, near Deer Park. Surviving are two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Harriet HARVERY, of Kitzmiller; Mrs. Charles TASKER of Deer Park; Isaac A. PAUGH, of near Dodge School House; Benjamin F. PAUGH of Loch Lynn and Robert E. PAUGH, of Deer Park. Mb

Benjamin F. PAUGH, aged 76, of Loch Lynn Heights, died at his home Wednesday. His death due to a stroke of paralysis which he sustained two weeks ago.

He was a son of the late James EDWARD and Isabel ENLOW PAUGH, and was born in this county March 1, 1863. He had lived in Loch Lynn for sixteen years, and prior to that time resided on a farm at Dodge, four miles north of Oakland, for thirty-four years. He had been a member of the Methodist church at Dodge for fifty years.

Surviving are his widow, Hester Ann WHITE PAUGH, and five children, Murray PAUGH and Ray PAUGH, Mt. Lake Park; Guy PAUGH, Oakland; Mrs. Mary KIFER, Cumberland; and Claude PAUGH, Cleveland, O.; also two brothers and two sisters, Allen PAUGH, Robert PAUGH and Mrs. Victoria TASKER, of Deer Park; and Mrs. Harriet HARVEY, Kitzmiller; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
(handwritten on obit: 9/14/1939) cs

March 12, 1936
Columbus Lafayette PAUGH
Columbus Lafayette PAUGH passed away at his home near Deep Creek Lake, March 10, 1936. He was 82 years, 2 months, and 17 days, a resident of Deer Park practically all his life. He was a school teacher and later a farmer. Funeral services were held at his residence Thursday, Rev. Archibald MOORE officiating, followed by interment in the Oakland Cemetery. He was a son of James E. PAUGH and Isabel, daughter of Jeremiah ENLOW. Survivors include: his wife, Mary L. MOON; children: Wm. O. U., James V., Daisy M., Mrs. Lois SCHENKBOY, Auburn, all of Deer Park, Mrs. Emma KIMMEL, of Brocksville, PA. and R. Scott; six brothers and sisters: Isaac A. , Mrs. Harriet HARVEY, Almira, Benjamin F., Robert E., and Mrs. Victoria TASKER, all residents of this county. He was originally a member of the United Brethren Church and then transferred to become an active member of the M. E. Church at Thayerville, some years ago. The PAUGH family was among the earliest settlers of what is now Garrett County; Michael and Johannes (John) PAUGH were listed as settlers East of the Great Backbone when the military lots were surveyed in 1787. They came from Virginia. Mb

Harold Wilson PAUGH died at his home in Ralph, Pa., Friday evening. He was born June 9, 1903 at Oakland, Md. He was a member of the Teamsters and Chauffeurs Local 491 of Uniontown. He was a son of the late James and Victoria PAUGH. Surviving are his widow, Mary Fabian PAUGH, two daughters, a brother and two sisters.
Handwritten date; 5/28/42 bt

March 28, 1935
Isaac PAUGH, aged 74, unmarried, died at the home of his nephew, Oliver PAUGH, Sunday evening, of pneumonia. A sister, Miss Rebecca PAUGH, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 17th. Mr. PAUGH had worked for a number of years on the farm of his father, Nicholas PAUGH. He is survived by two brothers, Presley PAUGH, near Swanton, MD and Hughie PAUGH, Davis, W. VA. and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann WILSON, Pierce, W. VA. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bloomington Methodist Episcopal Church with interment in the Bloomington Cemetery, Garland HOWARD, Pastor, officiating. Mb

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth PAUGH, 75, widow of Thompson C. PAUGH, died Wednesday at
3 p. m., at the home of her brother-in-law, Stewart PAUGH at Swanton, with whom she had been residing. She had no other relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m., in the North Glade M. E. church, near Swanton, with Rev. FRAKER in charge. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery in the North Glade section.
(handwritten on obit: May 14, 1936) cs

April 15, 1937
Nicholas PAVLICK died at his home here Saturday, April 10th, after a long illness. He was 46 years old. Mr. PAVLICK was born in Australia in 1891 and came to America some thirty years ago. He and Mrs. PAVLICK, who is also a native of Australia, were married in America about twenty-two years ago. Mr. PAVLICK was retired from McKeesport Steel Mills after twenty-five years. About four years after his retirement they established their residence in Grantsville. He is survived by his wife, a nephew in Duquesne, PA., and a niece in McKeesport, PA. Interment was in the Portview Catholic Cemetery at McKeesport, PA. Mb

December 3, 1936
Caroline PECK
Caroline PECK, the infant daughter of Paul J. and Lola PECK, died Sunday, November 29th, of pneumonia. She was only 1* month old. Mr. and Mrs. PECK live on Negro Mountain a few miles from Grantsville. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday and interment was in the Maple Glen Cemetery. Mb

April 13, 1939
Mrs. Margaret PENDERGAST died this morning at her home in Hutton. A daughter of the late John and Theresa SHAEFFER, she was born February 22, 1852 in Germany.
Survivors include six sons: Joe and William of Hutton; John of Corinth; Edward H. of Piedmont; Thomas and Jerry of Baltimore; three daughters: Mary, Annie and Agnes, all of Baltimore; one sister, Mrs. Annie ECKELTON of Baltimore, forty-five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father SAUER will officiate. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery in Oakland. Mb

Mrs. Daniel PETERSHEIM, of Gortner, was born Sept. 2nd, 1888, died Dec. 11, 1936, of pneumonia and complications. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Allen, age 16, Henry, age 12 and Floyd, age 8, an adopted daughter, Carrie WILES and adopted son, Walter WILES of Millersburg, Ohio, one son Harvey, preceded her 18 years ago. Mrs. PETERSHEIM is also survived by her parents, MR. and Mrs. D. J. SWARTZENTRUBER, one sister, Mrs. Henry E. YODER and three brothers, Simon, Jacob and Harvey SWARTZENTRUBER, all of Gortner. The funeral was conducted at home on Sunday afternoon by Pastors Cornelius BEACHY, of Ohio, an uncle, and Eli BEACHY, of Illinois, a cousin of the deceased. The pallbearers were Messrs. Noah and Simon BEACHY, of Arthur, Ill., Noah SCHROCK, Noah BEACHY, Noah LICHTY and Noah YODER, of Gortner. Interment in the Union Church Cemetery

The following poem is very characteristic of Mrs. PETERSHEIM whose kind work and deeds will be long remembered.
I know we are building our heaven as we journey by the way. Each thought is a nail that is driven in structures that cannot decay. And a mansion at last will be given to us as we build it today.

The following folks from a distance attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. DORA, Mrs. John Miller, Simon, Noah, Eli BEACHY, son Rufus and daughter, and Anna BEACHY of Arthur, Ill. Bishop Eli BEACHY and Mrs. Katie KRAMER of Ohio; Pastern Eli SWARTZENTRUBER and Nevin BENDER of Greenwood, Del., Mr. and Mrs. Samuel HERSHBERGER and daughter, Effie. Miss Kate HERSHBERGER, Mrs. Annie Yoder, Mr. and Mrs. Noah HERSHBERGER, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer SCHROCK, Mr. and Mrs. Simon YODER, Mr. J. B. MILLER, son Floyd and daughter, Catherine, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. YODER, Mrs. Catherine MILLER and son, Irwin, of Grantsville; Mr. and Mrs. Yost SUMMEY, Mr. and Mrs. Menno YODER, Mrs. Rufus BEACHY, Mr. and Mrs. Noah BEACHY, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob SWARTZENTRUBER, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel KINSINGER, Lee SHEF(?)E'S and Elmer MAUST, of Meyersdale. Simon, Norman and Joel BEACHY, Mr. and Mrs. Evan MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. John Wegner, Lovina and Jonas PETERSHEIM and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis YODER of Salisbury. soh

GEORGE BERKELEY PEW, 80, died last Friday night, May 29, at his home in Kitzmiller. He had been ill since October.
Born May 1, 1873, in Kitzmiller, MR PEW was a son of the late WINFIELD SCOTT and SUSAN KITZMILLER PEW. He was twice married and both wives MRS MARY STELLA WILLIAMS PEW and MRS ALICE PHENICIE PEW, preceded him in death.
MR PEW was employed as a collector by the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone company, the Cumberland and Allegheny Gas Company and the Western Maryland Power company.
Surviving are a daughter, MRS THELMA BELL, Mt Lake Park: a son GEORGE B PEW, Kitzmiller; one sister, MRS MYRTLE WILSON, also of Kitzmiller; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the home, with REV JONATHAN EDWARDS, pastor of the Kitzmiller Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetary at Elk Garden W.VA. ag

Jan. 16, 1936
MRS SOPHRONIA PIFER, wife of JOHN PIFER, was born January 11, 1860 and died January 10, 1936. She was aged 76 years, 11 months and 30 days. Her childhood was spent in Crellin. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning. January 13th,. REV TRIMBLE officiated. Ag

Funeral rites for Mrs. John W. POLING, 56, of near Table Rock, who died in the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Sunday morning, where she had undergone an operation for goiter, were held yesterday from the Fairview church, near Gormania, W.Va., with interment in the Fairview cemetery. Her husband, seven sons and two daughters, J.W. POLING, Detroit, Mich., Herman POLING, the United States Marines stationed at New River, N.C., Paul D. POLING, B.M. POLING, George H. POLING, Clarence F. POLING, Fred A. POLING and Twila Catherine POLING, all at home; and Mrs. Mollie Mae GIBBS, Detroit. She is also survived by seven brothers and one sister.
Handwritten date; 4/30/1942 bt

Mrs. Harriett FAIRALL POLLOCK, 70, widow of James L. POLLACK, Sr., died Sunday evening about 9:30 o'clock as the result of a heart attack, at the home of her son, James L. POLLOCK, Jr., Second
A daughter of the late Dr. Edward H. and Harriett FAIRALL BARTLETT, she was born in Oakland April 3, 1872. She spent her entire lifetime in this community.
Mrs. POLLACK was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal church, president of St. Matthew's guild for a number of years, having charge of the annual lawn fetes for many of those years. She was a former president of the Civic club and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Surviving are two sons, Edward B. POLLOCK, Philadelphia, Pa.; and James L. POLLOCK, Oakland; also seven grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Miss Carrie BARTLETT, Mrs. W. L. GIBSON, Mrs. Gracia HINEBAUGH, Harper BARTLETT, all of Oakland. Her husband died eight months ago.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday in St. Matthew's church with the Rev. H. Kearney JONES, rector, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: 10/29/1942) cs ag

Mrs. Evaline HAMILL POOL, daughter of Henry and Julia Anne HAMILL, died at her home in Kitzmiller, Md., Wednesday evening, June 17th after a short illness.
Mrs. POOL was born on the old HAMILL farm near Kitzmiller, March 26, 1856. She was married 1889 to William H. POOL of Kitzmiller; Mr. POOL having preceded her in death by a number of years.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Rebecca R. HUTSON, one brother, Mr. E. J. HAMILL, both of Kitzmiller, Md., and numerous nephews and nieces.
Mrs. POOL was a member of the M. E. Church South but due to the absence of her Minister funeral services were conducted from the Presbyterian Church, Kitzmiller, by the Rev. PARKER, assisted by Rev. CARLSON and Rev. Grover POOL, the latter a nephew of the deceased.
The pallbearers were D. W. WALKER, Sr., J. A. SHORE, Russell FEICTNER, Henry POOL, Jesse WALKER and Frank VODOPIVIC. The flower bearers were Mrs. May ARNOLD, Mrs. Lulu KINKAID, Mrs. Wanda Mae ARNOLD, Mrs. June O'DONNEL, Messrs. Jack HUTSON, Wilson POOL, and Joe VODOPIVIC.
Deceased was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.
Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were the following:
Mrs. Maude JUNKINS, Mt. Lake Park; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert KITZMILLER and their daughter Ruth, Mt. Storm, W. Va.; Ed. HARVEY, Oakland, Md.; Isaac JUNKINS, Elk Garden, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John HAMILL, Mill Creek, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
LORADITCH, Oakland, Md.; Miss Annie HAMILL, Mt. Lake Park, Md.; Mrs. Howard SMOUSE, Fairmont, W. Va.; Miss Effie KIDD, Clarksburg, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh HAMILL, Deer Park, Md.; Mr. Patrick HAMILL, Oakland, Md.; Rev. and Mrs. G. M. POOL and Miss Lucy POOL, Bayard, W. Va.
(handwritten on obit: June 25, 1936 cs

George Albert PORTER (12/1/1938)
Funeral services for the late George Albert PORTER were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul B. NAYLOR, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with the Rev. W. S. PATTERSON officiating. The Following day the body was removed to Homewood Crematory, Pittsburgh, Pa., for cremation, a request of Mr. PORTER.
Mr. PORTER, who would have been 80 years old had he lived to February 10th, died in the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient following an illness of three weeks or more. He was a son of the late Samuel and Mary (BARNES) PORTER and was born in Luzerne County, Pa., February 10, 1859. For a number of years he was employed by the Kendall Lumber Company, who had extensive lumber operations at Crellin, this county. Following his wife's death in 1922 he went to California and lived; returning here two years ago and during the time lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. NAYLOR.
Surviving are four children: Mrs. Paul B. NAYLOR, Oakland; Miss Mary PORTER; Dr. Harry W. PORTER, Jacksonville, Florida; and Robert PORTER, San Francisco, Cal.; two brothers, William F. PORTER, Miami, Fla.; and Harry W. PORTER, Bronx, N. Y.: and two sisters, Mrs. Emma NOGLE, Brooklyn, N. Y.; and Mrs. Mattie STEEN, New York City, and one grandchild.
Honorary pall bearers were: A. D. NAYLOR, C. W. REAM, F. A. THAYER, Ralph WEBER, A. C. WINTERS, Clyde ELLIS, William HAUSER, Somers McCRUM, and Robert HANLIN.
Hand dated 1 Dec 1938 soh

Mrs. Ada Meldora Stern POWELL, 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert BURTON, Kitzmiller, Sunday, April 11th. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Wednesday. Interment was in Althouse cemetery, Gorman, Md. Surviving are her husband, Joseph POWELL; four daughters, Mrs. Robert BURTON, Kitzmiller; Mrs. Beryl CRAIG, Akron, Oh; Mrs. Edith MARTIN, Keyser, and Mrs. Beulah MONTGOMERY, Piedmont; two sons, Harry POWELL, Emoryville, and Joseph POWELL, Greer and 20 grandchildren. The flower bearers were Reba DOWNEY, Ida Mae BURTON, Betty SOWER and Beuna PORTER; pallbearers, Steve NEWHOUSE, Carl MOSSER, James PORTER, Jesse PARANDO, Hugh STRACHAN and Henry POOLE. Among those attending were Mrs. Beryl CRAIG, John CRUSO, Akron, Oh., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph POWELL, Greer, W.Va., Mr. and Mrs. Harry POWELL and family, Emoryville; Mrs. Beaulah MONTGOMERY and children, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas TRANUM, Piedmont; Mrs. Edith MARTIN, Keyser.
Handwritten date: Apr. 22, 1937 bt

Final rites for Mrs. Evelyn Marie POWERS, 25, who died on Friday last at her home in Baltimore following a brief illness, were held Monday at the Bolden Funeral Home, with interment in the Thayerville cemetery.
She was a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth BROOKS and a native of Parsons, W. Va. She is survived by two brothers, Clifford and Glen, of Cumberland and three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle THAYER, Oakland; Gertrude BROOKS, Cumberland; and Betty BROOKS, Baltimore.
(handwritten on obit: 7/9/42) cs

April 23, 1936
Mrs. Jenny PYLE PRITTS was born August 15, 1853 and departed this life on April 12, 1936, age 83 years, 7 months and 27 days. She was untied in marriage to Aaron PRITTS, January 2, 1873. To this union were born 11 children, ten of which are still living. Her husband preceded her in death 28 years ago and her oldest son, John, preceded her by 5 months.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church for the past 60 years. Mb

Geo. Edgar PURNELL, 58, died Saturday at his home near Oakland from pneumonia. Survived by widow, six children. Louis, Mt. Lake Park; Dorsey, Jasper and Nellie, at home; Mrs. Beulah BROWN, Pierce, W.Va., Mrs. Lottie FERGUSON, Crellin; step-mother, Mrs. Mary Ellen PURNELL, Newman, W.Va., one sister and two brothers, three half-sisters, two step-daughters. Service conducted from his late home Monday afternoon with Rev. I.S. Middaugh, officiating. Interment in Oakland cemetery.
Handwritten date; Oct. 3, 1935 bt

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