of corrections and additions from many people in the Frostburg area and beyond.
We purposely provide little in the way of commentary or interpretation of the material we present but rather “let the facts speak for themselves.” We leave editorial and moral judgments to others.
At the end of the chapter, we have proved an extensive, alphabetized index of all names of persons mentioned anywhere in the obituaries and the page number(s) on which the names can be found. This includes those who are buried in the cemetery as well as spouses, children, parents, relatives and others who may be associated with the deceased. We did this for two reasons.
First, we simply wanted to make it easier for future researchers to find the people they are looking for in this chapter. Second, we thought this would be a good way to establish linkages between individuals and families. We have not fully exploited this information ourselves. It may be, for example, that John Jones was a pallbearer at the funerals of both Fred Smith and Daniel Johnson. This information can be used as an indicator of some sort of relationship between Jones-Smith and Jones-Johnson and, a step further, between Smith-Johnson or between Jones-Smith-Johnson.
In the index, we have generally held to the convention of listing those buried in the cemetery in CAPITAL LETTERS. Women are often listed twice or more: by maiden name and married name(s), when this information is known. We have listed people's names as they appeared in the obituaries. In a few cases, this results in the same person being listed more than once because they are referred to differently. For example, in at least four locations, there is a reference to the Rev. H.H. Beidelman. However, in one obituary he is listed as the Rev. Harry Beidelman. This resulted in two separate index references, even though this is the same person. Similarly, a married woman may be referred to as Mrs. Harry Johnson in one obituary but will be identified as Mrs. Mary Johnson in another. Again, there will be two separate index citations. Generally, researchers should have little trouble locating someone they wish to know more about.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972