Obituaries - Anderson
b. July 1913
d. May 8, 1914
a. 10 months
“The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Anderson, aged 10 months, died Friday, 8th inst., and funeral held yesterday afternoon. Interment in Percy cemetery.” [CET 5-11-1914, p. 3]
d. May 13, 1857
We have found the following information about young Daniel’s father, James Devecmon Armstrong: “James D. Armstrong was a resident of Yough Glades in 1837, when he was one of the five ‘managers’ of the McCarty Methodist Sunday School. He moved to Frostburg in 1844 and resided there until his death. James D. was County Collector of taxes in 1832 and again, 1872-78; member of the Board of County Commissioners 1838-40, and elected Judge of the Orphans Court in 1879. In 1833 Mr. Armstrong married Julia A. Lantz of Oldtown. Their children were Hannah, Thomas [became a lawyer], Daniel, Davisson, Mrs. [J.F.] Ockerman, Mrs. [Susan] Hartman, William, Mollie. Davisson Armstrong, agent of the Borden Mining Company and President of the Citizens’ National Bank, resides in Frostburg.” (Hoye, p. 11)
Additional information about James D. Armstrong can be found in his obituary which was located in FMJ 7-29-1893 (p. 3). See also FMJ 8-19-1909 in which his name appears in a retrospective to 1862. Daniel’s mother, Julia Lantz Armstrong, died on September 3, 1883 at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 26 days. She is buried, along with her husband and several other children, in the Allegany Cemetery, now a part of Frostburg Memorial Park.
ARNOLD, ISABELLE (BELLE) ATKINSON
b. September 28, 1859
d. July 16, 1948
A notice of Isabelle’s marriage to William T. Arnold on November 16, 1885 is in FMJ 11-21-1885. The minister was W. A. Shipman.
“Mrs. Belle Atkinson Arnold, 89, died at her home, 162 East College Avenue, last night after an illness of several days. She was the widow of William T. Arnold. Mrs. Arnold is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Richard Callin, Vineland, N.J.; Mrs. Patrick McGuire and Mrs. David Plummer, this city, and Mrs. Blanche Evans, Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Biddington, this city; Mrs. Jennie Cessna and Mrs. Dolly Berner [sic], and one brother, Douglas Atkinson, all of Charleston, W. Va. 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.” [CET 7-17-1948]
(daughter of William T. and ISABELLE ATKINSON ARNOLD)
b. August 20, 1883
d. October 6, 1889
a. 6 yrs. 1 mo. 17 dys.
Notice of Ms. Arnold’s death was located in SPL.
ATKINSON, ELLA NORA SLIDER
(wife of HENRY R. ATKINSON)
b. April 1830
d. April 7, 1904
“Died. The widow of the late Henry R. Atkinson, of this vicinity, died at her home on Federal Hill Wednesday evening, April 6, 1904, at an advanced age.” [FMJ 4-9-1904, p. 3]
“Mrs. Henry Atkinson died at her home on West Main Street Thursday morning at three o’clock from old age and general debility. Mrs. Atkinson was one of the oldest and most respected ladies of the town, having resided here for many years.
The deceased was seventy-five years old and is survived by the following children: Messrs. Edward, William, George, Wine. [sic], Douglas, Moses, all of this place, and Floyd of Cumberland, and Mesdames Robert Welsh, William Arnold, John Cessna, all of this place, and Mrs. Wesley Shillenberg, of Elk Garden.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence. Interment will be made in the Percy Cemetery. Mrs. Atkinson was the widow of the late Squire Atkinson, of legal fame in and about this place.” [CET 4-9-1904, p. 3]
ATKINSON, HENRY RICHARD
(husband of ELLA NORA SLIDER ATKINSON)
b. January 1819
d. March 17, 1893
“Death of an Old Resident.—Henry R. Atkinson, justice of the peace, died at his home near town, Friday, March 17, 1893, aged 73 years. Mr. Atkinson was born in Virginia, but while an infant was carried by his mother to her native home in Ireland. He received an excellent English education in the schools of Dublin, completing which he returned to this continent and eventually settled in this county. In 1859 he was elected sheriff, and in 1876 represented the county in the House of Delegates. Gov. Carroll then appointed him justice of the peace—an office he held until he died. His life was quite an eventful one. To the quick wit of his race he had added the culture of a liberal education, and for many years he was a prominent, capable, influential man. He was a democrat who took great interest in the fortunes of his party. His wife and ten children—five daughters and five sons, nearly all grown, survive. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at the house, Rev. W.W. Van Arsdale conducting the services. Interment in the Percy graveyard. The pallbearers were Messrs. Daniel Conrad, Noah Skidmore, John
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972