Obituaries - Jones
JONES, SOPHIA RASE - Continued
Funeral services will be conducted at the family home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by Rev. John M. Herzog, pastor of the Salem Reformed church. Burial will be in the Percy Cemetery.” [CET 9-29-1923, p. 10]
Notice of Mrs. Jones’ death and funeral were located in SUC.
b. May 1904
d. October 12, 1904
a. 5 months
Notice of young Walter’s death and funeral were located in SPL.
KALBFUS, LAVINIA BEALL
b. November 1822
d. March 18, 1909
“At the Beall Mansion Thursday morning, March 18, 1909, Mrs. Lavinia E. Kalbfus, aged 87 years. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Rev. [David] Charles Kalbfus, long time a prominent minister of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Harriet H. Kane, sister, of this place, is the nearest surviving relative. She was a sister also of the late Capt. Nelson Beall and Richard Beall, of this place. Two step-sons survive—Rev. Charles Kalbfus, of Ohio, and Joseph Kalbfus of Harrisburg, Pa. Mrs. Kalbfus was a most exemplary Christian lady, enjoying the love of her relatives and the highest regard of all who knew her. Funeral at First M.E. Church and interment at 2 this afternoon.” [FMJ 3-20-1909, p. 2]
KANE, HARRIET ANN BEALL
b. May 1827
d. December 13, 1909
a. 82 yrs. 7 ms.
“At her home, in the Hocking residence, East Union street, this place, Monday morning, December 13, 1909, Mrs. Harriet Ann Kane, widow of the late James Kane, in the 83d year of her age, after nearly two months of illness.
Mrs. Kane had been for sometime probably the oldest native resident of the town. She was a daughter of the late Capt. Dennis Beall, and the last member of a family whose history is coincident with that of the town. After her father her brothers—Capt. Nelson Beall and Richard Beall, were enterprising promoters of the town’s growth. Another brother—Lloyd D. Beall, left here early in life and lived both in Texas and Oregon. Three sisters also figured prominently in Frostburg life many years—Mrs. Napler Huntley, Mrs. Adeliza Taylor and Mrs. Lavinia Kalbfus. All were long-lived, the last named dying a few years ago, aged 87 years.
As intimated, Capt. Dennis Beall was a military man—in the war of 1812. His commission, still well preserved, is endorsed with three obligations (1) that ‘I do not hold myself bound in allegiance to the King of Great Britain’; (2 and 3) ‘that I will be true and faithful to the State of Maryland.’ To these declarations he made oath before J.W. Scott, J.P., September 11, 1811. Thereupon the following commission was issued:
To Dennis Beall, Esquire, Greeting:
Be it Known, That reposing especial trust and confidence in your fidelity, courage, good conduct, and attachment to the State of Maryland and the United States, you are by these presents constituted and appointed Captain of a Company in the Fiftieth Regiment of the Militia of this State in Allegany county.
You are therefore to carefully discipline the Officers and Soldiers under your command, who are hereby strictly enjoined to obey you as their Captain; and in this, as in all other respects, you are diligently to discharge the trust committed to you by these presents, according to the Laws and Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and such rules and regulations as under the authority thereof are or may be established. This Commission to be in force until lawfully revoked. Given at Annapolis this eighth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. [signed] L.W. WINDER.
Grand-daughter and grandsons of Capt. Dennis Beall and niece and nephews of Mrs. Kane are Mrs. Mary S. Winter, Messrs. Frank C. and George N. Beall, sons of Capt. Nelson Beall; Olin Beall, of this place, and Horace Beall, of Kentucky, sons of Richard Beall, and Lloyd F. Taylor, of Cumberland, son of the late Levi Taylor, of this place.
In Mrs. Kane’s death St. John’s Episcopal Church loses one of its most devout members. Many times she attended service when she looked too feeble, but in age as in her hey-day of youthful life, she was ever obedient to duty’s call. In this she leaves a heritage of exemplary devotion to all her friends. Wednesday morning funeral services were held at St. John’s Church, Rev. F.M.C. Bedell, rector, officiating. The nephews named and Messrs. Alex. G. “Dud” and N.T. Hocking filled the office of pall-bearers. Interment in the Beall family lot, Percy graveyard.
It is worthy of note that Capt. Dennis Beall established and conducted the first mercantile establishment in Frostburg—in a building on the north corner of West Union and North Water streets—the site of the proposed government building. He died January 31, 1828.” [FMJ 12-18-1909, p. 2].
Mrs. Kane was previously married (a ‘marriage of convenience’) to Joshua Johnson on 10-16-
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972