Obituaries - James
JAMES, MORRIS (second husband of NAOMI JONES )
d. February 4, 1888
“The Odd Fellows yesterday interred at the old graveyard the remains of the late Morris James, of Ocean.” [CET 2-6-1888, p. 1]
“A special train passed through this place on Sunday to carry the remains of Mr. Morris James, of Ocean, to Frostburg for burial. The funeral was in the charge of the Odd Fellows.” [CET 2-7-1888, p. 4]
According to the 1880 Census, Mr. James was born in in Wales and was living with Samuel Thomas in that year.
JAMES, NAOMI JONES
(wife of 1. ENOCH JONES and 2. MORRIS JAMES)
d. August 28, 1909
“Died. At the family home in Ocean Saturday, August 28, 1909, of dropsy, Mrs. Naomi James, aged 74 years. Funeral at Mt. Zion Welsh Baptist Church, this place, Monday afternoon.” [FMJ 9-4-1909, p. 3]
We have not been able to determine Mrs. James maiden name.
JENKINS, DAVID S.
d. March 23, 1880
“Funeral of David S. Jenkins.—The funeral of David S. Jenkins, who died at his residence at this place on Tuesday, took place Wednesday. His remains were interred in the Percy grave yard. Mr. Jenkins was a member of Savage Mountain Lodge, No. 127, I.O.O.F., who attended his funeral in a body.” [FMJ 3-27-1880, p. 3]
JOHNS, CATHERINE E. KOPPERSTEIN
(wife of CHARLES JOHNS)
b. April 27, 1845
d. October 10, 1932
“Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Copperstein [sic] Johns, who died Monday, following an illness of eighteen years, was held from the home Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Walter V. Simon, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiated. The flower and pallbearers were Harry C. Hill, Harry Stevens, Arthur Lemmert, George Myers, James Williams, Marshall Skidmore, Howard Stevens, Howard Ort, Edward Davis, John Kyle, William R. Thomas and George Biddington. Burial was in the Percy cemetery.” [CET 10-13-1932, p. 16]
JOHNS, CATHERINE E.
(daughter of CHARLES and CATHERINE K. JOHNS)
b. August 29, 1871
d. October 9, 1878
a. 7 yrs. 1 ms. 11 dys.
“Died—Wednesday October 9th, 1878, at Borden Mines, William, aged 10 years, 5 months and 20 days, and Catherine E., aged 7 years, 1 month, and 11 days, children of Charles and Catherine Johns. The funeral took place Thursday, Rev. P.L. Harrison officiating, after which the little ones were laid side by side in the cemetery. The friends of the stricken family sympathize with them deeply in their double loss.” [FMJ 10-12-1878, p. 3]
Ms. Johns was one of three Johns children to die within a week of each other of scarlet fever. See WILLIAM and GEORGE JOHNS.
(husband of CATHERINE KOPPERSTEIN JOHNS)
d. April 18, 1899
“Died. At his home on Ormand [sic] Street, Tuesday, April 18, 1899, Mr. Charles Johns, aged 60 [sic], an old resident of this town.” [FMJ 4-22-1899, p, 2]
According to an interview with Catherine Thomas, Charles was a corporal in the Civil War, serving at Sand Springs with Major JOHN H. HUNTLEY. He also served as a nurse at Clarysville Inn when it was a Civil War hospital. He is listed as private in Potomac Home Brigade in 1862 [FMJ 8-14-1909, p.2]. He is also listed as a Civil War soldier by CET [5-29-1912, p. 11]. Later, he became a veterinary assistant to Dr. Townsend. He paid $25 for a burial plot in Percy Cemetery. Mr. Johns originally came from Baden Baden, Germany, where the original family name was YAHN.
b. February 1867
d. August 3, 1904
Mr. Johns is listed as CHRISTIAN in the 1900 Census but was listed as CHRISTOPHER in earlier Censuses.
“Died. At his home, Centre street, Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 1904, Mr. Christian Johns, aged 38 years. The event was somewhat sudden as it is really sad. Mrs. [Mary] Johns with five children, survives; his mother also, two sisters—Lizzie [Elizabeth] and Mollie, and two brothers—John and Charles F., all of this place. Mr. Johns was a Councilman two years—1902-1904, and meanwhile Treasurer of the town. He was a member of the Fire Department, at a called meeting of which, Wednesday evening, it was determined to turn out in a body to attend the funeral, arranged to be held yesterday (Friday) afternoon.” [FMJ 8-6-1904, p. 2]
Christian was listed as saloonkeeper in 1900 Census. According to an interview with Catherine Thomas, he died of typhoid fever. There is a note about his wife, Mary/Mollie, in the 1912 Sketch (p. 37). As a widow, Mary operated an ice cream parlor in town. Two articles (CET
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972