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Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries


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Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in the Catholic Church, Bayard, W.Va., for Mose T. TAMBURINI, 77, who died Saturday morning. Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery, of Frostburg. Mr. TAMBURINI was born in Cimego but came to this country as a youth. He is survived by three children, John, at home, and Miss Mary Jo and Terrence TAMBURINI, of Cumberland, Md., a brother Henry CIMEGO of Austria, and a niece, Mrs. Marguerite ANTANINI of Syracuse, N.Y.
Handwritten date; Oct. 1, 1936 bt

April 22, 1937
Mrs. Luella TASKER
Mrs. Luella TASKER died at her home near Mt. Zion Church in District No. 1, on Monday, April 5th, age 63 years. Mrs. TASKER is survived by her husband, Solomon TASKER; seven sons, Leroy of Keyser, W. VA., Grover and Fred of Shallmar, MD, Riley of Vindex and Russell, John, and Jack at home, and three daughters: Mrs. Otho NELSON of Vindex, Mrs. Harry GRIMES of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Jess SHARPLESS of Swanton. Also by two brothers, Lem HARVEY of Shaw, W. VA., Elmer HARVEY of Vindex, and four sisters: Mrs. Lewis TASKER of Westernport, MD, Mrs. William SHARPLESS of Vindex, Mrs. William PAUGH and Mrs. John SHARPLESS of Kitzmiller, MD. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Wm. PUFFENBERGER and interment was made in the old Mt. Zion Cemetery. mb

Nov 21, 1935
J. ALVIN TAYLOR, Jeweler of 130 S Third Street, Clarksburg W.VA died November 6 at a local hospital of complications after a week's illness. He was the son of WILLIAM L and MARY ORENDORFF TAYLOR.
Besides his widow, MRS SADIE SPOERLEIN TAYLOR, he leaves his father of Washington D.C. and the following brothers and sisters; FRANK M of Marion, OH, HERBERT of Washington DC, JOHN A of Salt Lake City, UT, MRS IVY LEE WOOLRIDGE and MRS CLARABEL BABENDRIER of Washington DC.
Funeral services were held at the home 119 South Chestnut Street, REV HOMER E WARK, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted the services. The body was then taken by train to Washington DC for burial.
MR TAYLOR has been in the Jewelry business since 1926 in Clarksburg. He was member of Findley Lodge No. 227 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Findlay, OH and since April 5, 1925 has been a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in Clarksburg. Ag

Friends of Mrs. Arthur A. TAYLOR in Mt. Lake Park and Oakland, were saddened this week to learn of her death last Friday morning at Cincinnati, Ohio, following a brief illness of only one week. Mrs. TAYLOR had been a summer resident of the "Park" for many years and an active member of the Women's Civic Club of the corporation. As such she was always interested in "Park" affairs and gave of her help in activities sponsored by that group during the summer months. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church here and was interested in it's activities during the summer season. No details of her death or funeral services were known up to the time of going to press. Mrs. TAYLOR is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Stanley TAYLOR of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Walter FOSTER, of Crafton, Pa., and three grandchildren.
Handwritten date; 2/4/1943 bt

February 9, 1939
William M. THAYER
Funeral services for William M. THAYER, 82, who died last Friday at his home at Thayerville, nine miles North of Oakland on Route No. 219, were held Sunday afternoon at the Thayerville Baptist Church. Mr. THAYER was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wright THAYER, and was born in this county in August 1856. He was a farmer for many years and also operated a store in Thayerville. He was also Postmaster at Thayerville before the establishment of the rural mail route from the Oakland office. Mr. Thayer is survived by the Rev. Eugene THAYER, Staunton, VA., Getty THAYER, Tioga, W. VA., Misses Mae and Irene, at home and two brothers, Daniel of Deer Park and George of Oakland. mb

DEC 16, 1937
Funeral rites were conducted last Friday for MRS ELVIRA THOMAS, 66, who died of burns suffered when her clothing caught fire from a pan of cinders she removed from a stove at her home in Markleysburg, PA. Burial was in the Thomas cemetery.
She was a native of Garrett County, Maryland and was a daughter of HIRAM and CYNTHIA HINEBAUGH HILEMAN: Surviving are two sons, a daughter, a sister, CATHERINE REILLY of Friendsville, MD and a brother. HARVEY HILEMAN of Frostburg, MD. Ag

Brison Harry THOMAS, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. THOMAS of Sang Run, this county, died at his home on Third Street after an illness of one week. He was born in Sang Run, April 6, 1911. He is survived by his widow, Daisy (FOSTER) THOMAS, his parents, two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Chas. ADAMS and Miss Anna Mary THOMAS of Oakland, Jackson THOMAS, Terra Alta, and Samuel J. THOMAS of Oakland, and two half sisters, Mrs. Chester SISLER, Hazelton, W.Va., and Mrs. Harry NAYLOR, of Guilford, Conn., and six half brothers, Oliver, William, Oakey, Bruce, Clayton and Victor. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 a.m. in the M.E. Church, Sang Run with Rev. E.S. Ryan, officiating. Interment was made in the Sang Run cemetery.
Handwritten date; Sept. 23, 1937 bt

MRS ORA BERL THOMAS, aged 74, died Wednesday morning, December 3, about 2 o'clock in the Garrett County Memorial hospital, Oakland, where she had been a patient for two weeks.
She had been residing with her son, JACKSON THOMAS, north of Oakland.
MRS THOMAS was born September 6, 1877, in Terra Alta, W.VA., a daughter of the late SILAS and MARTHA KELLEY CUPPETT. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Sang Run.
Surviving are three sons, CLAYTON FRAZEE, Friendsville, of her first marriage; SAMUAL THOMAS, Sang Run, and JACKSON THOMAS, Oakland; also three daughters, MRS HARRY NAYLOR, Guilford, CO.; MRS DAISY LEASURE, Baltimore; and MRS. MARY WEESE, Mt Lake Park; also 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her Former husband WILLIAM FRAZEE, Friendsville, also survives.
Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church at Sang Run. Interment will be in the Friendsville cemetery. REV S.E. RYAN, Brandonvile, W.VA. will officiate, assisted by REV CURTIS L SAVILLE, pastor of the Friendsville Methodist charge. Ag

Jan 16, 1936
MRS. MARGARET J THRASHER, wife of the late BENJAMIN J THRASHER, died suddenly at her home in Deer Park Sunday at 3:30 p.m. She was stricken with a paralytic stroke Sunday morning and was unconscious until her death. Funeral services were held from her home Wednesday at 2.00 p.m. REV C.A. SHILKE officiating, assisted by REV DAVID C TRIMBLE. Interment in the Deer Park Cemetery.
MRS THRASHER was 79 years of age having been born at New Creek, Mineral County, W.VA; on June 29, 1873, the daughter of ALLEN H. and MARY WILLIAMS. She was married BENJAMIN J THRASHER on June 15, 1873. Surviving are a brother JOHN WILLIAMS OF LACOOCHEE, FL. and nine children, WILLIAM R., ADA G., RUSSELL H., and RALPH H. THRASHER and MRS. EARL D COOPER, of Washington D.C., J. ALLAN of Baltimore, MD; J. ROBERT and ANNA L of Deer Park, and PAUL L., of Keyser, W.VA. ag

Bonnie Catherine TICHNELL was born May 17, 1938, died December 22, 1938, age seven months and six days. She was the youngest daughter of John TICHNELL near Mt. Zion. Funeral services were conducted on Christmas morning by a friend, Herbert BARNARD at the Mt. Zion church. Interment was in the Turner cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss, father, mother, five brothers and two sisters.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which ne'er can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled, The boon his love had given
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.
-A Friend bt

Funeral rites for the late Charles A. TOWER, who died at this home here Saturday following an extended illness, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Ashley, a former pastor here of the Presbyterian church, officiating, and Rev. David. C. Trimble, assisting. He was aged 67 years. For more than seventeen years he was employed in the office of the Clerk of the Court under his late brother E.Z.TOWER. He was a son of the late William TOWER, who was the first Clerk of the Garrett County Court. He is survived by his widow and two children: Mrs. Kenneth TAYLOR, Terra Alta, W.S. TOWER, Cumberland, and one sister, Mrs. E.I. WEST, Oakland. Pallbearers were: John WEBER, Horace CODDINGTON, Nelson KRAUSE, T.A. GONDER, E.G. NAYLOR and D. Edward OFFUTT. Burial was in the Oakland cemetery.
Handwritten date; Dec. 1, 1938 bt

Jul 16, 1936
MRS MARY TRESSLER, wife of HARVEY TRESSLER, died Wednesday, July 8th, at her home near Unamus. She was 72 years of age and her death was due to a heart ailment. MRS TRESSLER was a daughter of the late JOHN and LINNIE SCHROCK DAVIS and was born near Springs, PA. She is survived by her husband and seven children: ALMA, MILES, ENOS, CAROTTA, MABLE AND RAYMOND TRESSLER and MRS LOOP, all of whom reside in this section. Two sisters MRS JOE KLINK, of Somerset and MRS WILL SCHRAEDER of Niverton, and four brothers SAM, SHERMAN, JIM and ED DAVIS, all of Springs, PA. also survive her. The REV KAUFMAN of Somerset, conducted funeral services at the home on Saturday, July 11th. WILLIAM WINTERBERG, Grantsville undertaker, was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Interment was in the Addison Cemetery. MESSRS JUDSON ENOS, MARSHALL ENOS, G.B. WHIPKEY, NORMAN BEAL and HARRY HARNED acted as pallbearers. Ag

Mt. Dem. December 30, 1937
Lee TRUE, 62, Kitzmiller, who was sent to the Memorial Hospital following an investigation by county officers into the cause of an injury suffered December 15th, died early Sunday. His home was near Shallmar, this county. mb

Francis Hammond TURNER, 78, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell HARVEY, in Clarksburg, W.Va., following a lingering illness. A retired school teacher and farmer, Mr. TURNER was born in Swanton, a son of the late Gilbert and Emily (SHARPLESS) TURNER. His wife, Mrs. Nellie May (TICHNELL) TURNER, preceded him in death. Mr. TURNER was a member of the Assembly of God church. Surviving besides Mrs. HARVEY, are a son Seidel TURNER, Morgantown, W.Va.; another daughter, Mrs. Alice SHARPLESS, Glassport, Pa.' Two sisters, Mrs. Victoria CONNER, Fairmont, W.Va.; and Mrs. Alice WARNICK, Hampshire, W.Va.; also 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Walnut Bottom Assembly of God Church, near Swanton, with Rev. George Burkhart, a former pastor, officiating. Interment is in the Turner Cemetery.
Handwritten date, 1953 bt

Funeral services for James Henry TURNER, a farmer, who died suddenly at his home near Avilton, last Friday morning, were held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, Sunday afternoon and were largely attended by relatives and friends from Frostburg, Cumberland, Grantsville and Hyndman. Rev. A.M. Wright, of he Reformed church, Salisbury, Pa., assisted by Rev. A.C. Bell, Grantsville, officiated. Pallbearers were his old friends; Lewis LAYMAN, William RAVENSCRAFT, Bradford and Bruce BLOCHER, Enoch ROBESON and Jesse MERRILL. Interment was made in the churchyard. Mr. TURNER was the son of Joshua and Almira TURNER and was born at Grantsville, 70 years ago. He married Miss Mollie FROST in May 1893, who survives him with six children: Silas and Joshua, of Avilton; Thomas, of Frostburg; Mrs. Guy S. STANTON, of Grantsville, and Miss Winifred Ann, at home. There are nineteen grandchildren also surviving. He also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Norvall LAYMAN, Nuvall, Iowa; Mrs. Eugene WEAVER, Buckhannon, W.Va.; Mrs. Anna DURST, and George and William TURNER, Shade Mills, Garrett County.
Handwritten date; Jan. 18, 1934 bt

Oct 1, 1942
MRS MAUDE POPE TURNER, widow of GEORGE C. TURNER, died from a heart attack at her home near Grantsville. Monday morning, she is survived by two sons: FRANK TURNER, at home, and WEAVER TURNER, near here, one daughter, KATHRYN TURNER, and one brother, GEORGE POPE near Guntertown. Ag

Mrs. Maud Pope TURNER, widow of George C. TURNER, died suddenly at her home on the National Highway, near Shade Mills. She had been in failing health for the past year but for the past six months had been active about her home on the fatal morning had arisen and was in the act of preparing breakfast when she was stricken with a heart attack. She was born near the place she made her home on September 15, 1876, and was united in marriage to George C. TURNER in 1896. Surviving are the following children: Catherine TURNER, Wellsburg, W.Va.; Frank TURNER, at home; and Weaver TURNER, near Frostburg. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, with Rev. V.R. Gillum, Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Attending the services form a distance were Mrs. Jennie (TURNER) WEAVER, and daughter, Sarah, Buckhannon, W.Va.; Mrs. Mollie (FROST) TURNER, Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. James MICHAEL, and Mrs. George McGEARY, Youngstown, Ohio; Private H.J. HUMMEL, Jackson Air Base, Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Annabelle DAWSON, Piedmont, W.Va.
Handwritten date; Oct. 8, 1942 bt

May 30, 1935
DONALD and ROLAND, twins sons of MR and MRS ISAAC TURNEY of Mt Lake Park died May 23rd, age 25 days old. REV MIDDAUGH officiated at the services which were conducted from the home on Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Oakland cemetery. Burial was in change of Leighton's Undertaking Parlor. Ag

Jan 24, 1935
MRS SUSAN TURNEY, 62, wife of B.F. TURNEY, died at the home of MRS ROY, Mt Lake Park, Sunday evening. Funeral services were conducted from the English Lutheran Church, Accident, Wednesday morning. REV CHAS. A SHIKE officiated.
She is survived by her husband and the following children: MRS. STANLEY WOLFE, Morgantown; ROY C TURNEY, Accident; A.C. TURNEY, Berlin PA; H. N. TURNEY, Oak Hall, VA; MR FRED G. FOX, Friendsville, a brother is the only surviving member of her family.
For years MRS. TURNEY has made her home with her children. Ag

Mrs. Anna TUSING, wife of James William TUSING, age 61, died at her home in New Kinsington, Pa., October 19. Burial was made in Arnold, Pa. October 22nd. She is survived by her husband and six children, six brothers and five sisters. She was a daughter of the late
J. W. COGLEY of Oakland.
(handwritten on obit: Oct. 29, 1936) cs

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Victoria TWIGG, 38, who died Friday at her home, two miles south of Mountain Lake Park, following an illness of more than a year, was held Monday at 2:30 p.m., in the Pleasant Valley M.E. Church, with interment in the church cemetery. She was born in Keyser, W.Va., and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack SPENCER. Her husband, James TWIGG, survived, along with four children, Zelma, Donald, Betty and Robert, all at home; four brothers, Isaac SPENCER, John SPENCER and Charles SPENCER all of Keyser, and Adam SPENCER, of Cumberland, and three sisters, Mrs. Bell TRIPLETT, of Sandusky, Ohio; Mrs. Virginia TWIGG of Ridgeley, W.Va., and Mrs. Martha FLECK, of Keyser.
Handwritten date; Aug. 12, 1937 bt

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