Obituaries - Hager
(son of JOHN and CHRISTINA KOPPERSTEIN HAGER)
b. January 7, 1870
d. November 9, 1878
a. 8 yrs. 10 ms. 2. dys.
See Hager Family Chart in Chapter 5.
b. May 14, 1831
d. November 24, 1906
a. 75 yrs. 6 ms. 10 dys.
“Died. At his house, Borden Mines, Saturday morning, November 24, 1906, Mr. John Hager, aged about 75 years. Paralysis was the immediate cause of death. Deceased, a German by birth, came to this country when a young man, and had lived within this vicinity many years. Mrs. Hager survives with three daughters—Mrs. George [Catherine] Stevens, of Ocean; Mrs. Isaac Kear, of Shaft; Miss Mary, at home, and three sons—Messrs. John, Charles, William. Funeral and interment Monday afternoon—latter in Percy cemetery.” [FMJ 12-11-1906. 3]
Mr. Hager was trapped in the old Borden mine in 1877 (See JOHN DAVIS for the details).
HAGER, MARY (THOMAS)
(Second wife of JOHN HAGER)
d. September 2, 1907
“In Grahamtown Monday, September 2, 1907, Mrs. Mary Hager, aged 62 years.” [FMJ 9-14-1907, p. 2]
The notice of Mrs. Hager’s death and funeral was also located in SPL.
We do not know Mrs. Hager’s maiden name. However, her first marriage was to a Mr. Thomas.
Ursula is related to the Johns line, according to Catherine Thomas, but the relationship is not clear.
(son of JOHN and MARY HAGER)
See Hager Family Chart in Chapter 5.
HAMILL, LAURA A. CLARY
b. August 21, 1833
d. February 14, 1900
a. 66 yrs. 5 ms. 24 dys.
“Died. At her residence, Mount View street, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1900, Mrs. Laura Hamill, at the advanced age of 67 years. Deceased was the daughter of the late Aden Clary, of this place. Of a large family only one sister and one brother survive, namely Mrs. Barney Dilley and Roderic Clary, of Cumberland. She leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters to mourn the loss of a good mother. The daughters are Mrs. Andrew Myers and Miss Belle Hamill; sons—P.T. Beauregard, Richard and Charles H., of Frostburg, and Aden, of Lonaconing. Mrs. Hamill was for many years a consistent member of the Lutheran Church and, with a zeal that might have shamed many younger than she, let no weather or circumstances keep her from church and Sunday School. Funeral yesterday from the English Lutheran Church, Rev. S.G. Hefelbower, officiating; interment in the Percy cemetery.” [FMJ 2-17-1900, p. 3]
“Regarding Laura Hamill, wife of Lewis W. Hamill. I, too, thought she was a widow by the time of the 1870 Census but I now have my doubts about that. The last time I was in Frostburg, I was reading through more of The Mining Journal and I found an obituary for a Mr. L.W. Hamill at Eckhart Mines who had died at the age of 47 on February 17, 1874. The age is right for Lewis and the middle initial is right (his name was Wernwag) so I believe that to be him. I don’t know where he was in 1870—I have looked for him in all the towns surrounding Frostburg to no avail. There is no column on the 1870 Census to indicate if you’re single, married, widowed or divorced, so it is an assumption based on the fact that he is not listed.” [letter from Mary M. Carrera, Reseda, CA, 11231986].
Mr. and Mrs. Hamill lived for a time in Fayette City, PA but were back in this area by 1860. The Clary family genealogy indicates (p. 396) that she was a widow by 1870 but as Mary Carrera states above, this may not be the case.
Notice of Mrs. Clary’s death was also found in SPL.
HAMILL, RICHARD LEWIS
(son of LAURA HAMILL)
b. June 1860
d. November 11, 1916
“Richard Hamill, aged 57, Centennial street, died suddenly at 6 o’clock Saturday evening from asthma with which he had been affected 10 years. Mr. Hamill, when a young man followed the occupation of railroad brakeman in Western Pennsylvania. The last thirty years was spent in Frostburg where he was engaged as coal miner until the disease became advanced when he retired. The survivors are two brothers and two sisters: T.B. Hamill, Frostburg, Aden Hamill, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. Andrew Meyers, Paris, Ky.; and Mrs. Joseph Belaney [sic], Akron, Ohio. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Leo H. Horn, of Salem Reformed church will officiate. Burial will be
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972