Obituaries - Getz
b. December 20, 1858
a. 1 year
Anthony Getz, the child’s father, arrived in the U.S. in 1853 from Iba, Germany. The family lived in Grahamtown.
GETZENDANNER, ANNE ESTELLE
d. February 22, 1861
a. 3 yrs. 6 ms. 11 dys.
See Calmes Family Chart in Chapter 5.
(daughter of Dr. J.T. and MARY P. GETZENDANNER)
There are no dates listed on the headstone for this child. Mother and daughter are buried side-by-side with identical headstones.
GETZENDANNER, MARY P. CALMES
d. September 3, 1846
J.T. Getzendanner was Mary’s husband. We found this brief statement in Sharf [p. 1496]:
“Dr. J.T. Getzendanner was born near Rockville, Montgomery Co., Md., on the 4th day of May, 1817, and was in the fiftyninth year of his age when death occurred, on Sept. 19, 1875. He began the study of medicine under the late Dr. Somers. To this instruction he added a course in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, where he graduated. He moved to Frostburg about the year 1840, and pursued his profession with great perseverance and success. He was thrice married. By the second wife he had four children, three of whom are living. Of these, Charles H. is a resident physician in Staunton, Va., and Osborn G. is practicing law in Cleveland, Ohio. The other, a daughter, also resides in Virginia.”
GORDON, BARBARA BENNETT
(wife of WILLIAM THOMAS GORDON)
b. May 1853
d. November 22, 1939
“Mrs. Barbara Bennett Gordon, 86, died at her home here Wednesday. She was the widow of William Thomas Gordon, who died six months ago. Her illness covered four weeks. Surviving are three sons, Abraham B., Mount Savage, and James H. and Robert S., Borden Mines, and a daughter, Matilda, Borden Mines. There are 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Frostburg.” [CET 11-24-1939, p. 15]
GORDON, JENNET AMELIA
(daughter of WILLIAM T. and BARBARA B. GORDON)
b. March 6, 1876
d. July 2, 1876,
a. 3 ms. 26 dys.
The notice of the death and funeral of Ms. Gordon was located in SPL. In previous editions, we listed this child as “Infant” Gordon. Sandy Martin, of Hampton, VA supplied the child’s given name and complete birth date in an email dated 10262000.
GORDON, WILLIAM THOMAS
(husband of BARBARA BENNETT GORDON)
b. April 1855
d. May 5, 1939
“William Thomas Gordon, 84, retired coal miner, died yesterday at 5 p.m., at his home at Borden Mines. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Bennett Gordon and the following children, James and Robert and Mrs. Matilda Miller, Borden Mines, and Abraham Gordon, Mount Savage.” [CET 5-6-1939, p. 2]
“Funeral services for William Thomas Gordon, 84, retired coal miner, were held from the home, Borden Mines, Monday afternoon. Rev. Virgil [?] Gillum, pastor of Grace M.E. Church South, officiated. Interment was in Percy Cemetery. The pallbearers were Eugene Stevens, Elijah Skidmore, Arthur Lancaster, Edward Skidmore, Alonza Schriver and William Skidmore; flowerbearers, William Kemp, William Lancaster, George Langford, Charles Schriver, Fred [?], and George Schriver.” [CET 5-11-1939, p. 13]
GORDON, WILLIAM THOMAS
(son of WILLIAM THOMAS and BARBARA GORDON)
b. December 28, 1888
d. April 11, 1894
a. 5 yrs. 3 ms. 14 dys.
“The Journal is indebted to a kind contributor for the following: William Thomas Gordon, son of W.T. and Barbara Gordon, of Borden Mines, died Wednesday morning, 4th inst., aged 5 years, 3 months and 14 days. The funeral services were conducted at the home of the bereaved parents Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. C.A. Britt, their pastor, officiating. The burial took place in the ‘Old Cemetery,’ known as the ‘Percy Cemetery,’ in the presence of a large number of friends of the family.
This loving bud, so young, so fair
Called home by early doom
Has gone to show how sweet a flower
In paradise should bloom ”
[FMJ 4-14-1894, p. 3]
d. June 2, 1969
“Mrs. Margaret Gribbett, 79, of Baltimore, formerly of here, died yesterday in Baltimore.
Born in Frostburg she was the daughter of the late Joseph [P]. and Mary (Ro[a]den) Michael.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972