Obituaries - Bittner
BITTNER, ELMER E.
(husband of ADA PATIENCE CONRAD BITTNER)
d. January 17, 1916
“Scalded to Death. The body of E.E. Bittner, who died on Saturday at Wattsville [sic], W. Va., was brought to the home of Mr. Olin Gerlach, 61 Frost avenue, on Sunday. The deceased was scalded by the overturning of an engine he was running and died several hours after the accident occurred. He was a native of Somerset County, Pa., but had been living at Wattsville [sic], for some time. His wife before marriage was Miss Patience Conrad, who belongs to one of the town's oldest families. The funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon from the home of Mr. Olin Gerlach, at 2 p.m. Rev. H.H. Beidelman, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, will officiate.” [CET 1-17-1916, p. 3]
“Fatally Scalded. The body of Elmer E. Boettner [sic], who was scalded to death at Waiteville, Monroe County, W. Va., Friday afternoon, when a donkey engine on which Boettner and three others were making repairs, upset, was brought to the home of Olin Gerlach, Frost avenue, Saturday morning. The body was accompanied by his wife and son, and W.E. Shockey, a nephew. Three men were frightfully scalded, while the fourth was but little injured.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, at the family home, with services by Rev. H.H. Beidleman, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the old Percy graveyard.” [CUMBERLAND PRESS, 1-17-1916, p. 2]
“The funeral of Elmer Boettner [sic], accidentally killed at Waiteville, W. Va., was held yesterday afternoon. Rev. Harry Hursh Beidleman officiated. The pallbearers were Henry Mayer, Charles Betz, Robert Armstrong, George Knieriem and H.P. Griffith. J.M. Connerly and John Farridy represented the I.O.O.F., of which Mr. Boettner was a member. Burial was in Percy Cemetery.” [CUMBERLAND PRESS, 1-19-1916, p. 2]
Notice of Mr. Bittner's death and funeral were also located in SPL.
b. August 31, 1845
d. February 18, 1894
a. 48 yrs. 5 ms. 18 dys.
Notice of Mr. Bittner’s death and funeral was located in SUC.
BLAIR, PHEBE MILLS
(wife of COL. THOMAS BLAIR)
d. July 15, 1855
See Blair Family Chart in Chapter 5.
BLAIR, COL. THOMAS
(husband of PHEBE BLAIR)
d. September 5, 1859
“Col. Blair, an aged and highly esteemed citizen of this county, and one of the gallant men who served in our last war with Great Britain, died at his residence in Frostburg, on Tuesday last. The business houses of Frostburg were closed and the citizens generally attended his funeral. The Cumberland Continentals, in compliance with his request, buried him with military honors.” [ALLEGANIAN 9-10-1859, p. 2]
“Death of an Aged and Respected Citizen. It is our painful duty in this number to announce the death of one of our oldest and most esteemed and beloved residents. As an evidence of the position Col. Blair occupied in the hearts and affections of the citizens of this community, during his long residence, the stores and places of business generally, were closed during the ceremony of the funeral—complimentary not only to the character of the deceased veteran but to the merchants and others for this manifestation of their regard and affection.
Col. Blair was one of the pioneers of this county, have removed hither from York, Pa. in the year 1794. He first established himself in Cumberland—and in 1814 removed to this neighborhood, where, in this town he resided until the day of his death, beloved and esteemed by all, for his noble, kind and generous qualities, and his death, although taken from us it is true at a good old age, is universally mourned and lamented by the community in which he had been one of its most prominent and public spirited members.
Military in his feelings and his sympathies he was emphatically a high-toned and generous soldier. The principles and spirit of the military profession, he cherished from his youth—and on one occasion of the attack on Baltimore in 1814, he was among the first to volunteer his services to proceed thither to defend it against the attack of the British fleet and army under Gen. Ross and Admiral Cockburn. The gallant spirits of Allegany rallied around him, and unanimously elected him to the command of a company, and they proceeded from Cumberland, a well organized and well disciplined body of young soldiers under his command to the scene of action.
The arrival of Captain Blair with his command at Baltimore was hailed with [??] and delight by the troops already there—and after the performance of the arduous and severe tour of duty,
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
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