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Obituaries - Lewis

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b. 1847
d. October 8, 1869
a. 22

Mrs. Lewis is in Scharf’s list.

(son of JOHN S. and MYRA LEWIS)
b. November 1873
d. April 27, 1893
a. 19 yrs. 5 ms.

Mr. Lewis is listed in Cordts (1976).

(husband of MYRA LEWIS)
b. June 1846
d. October 16, 1930
a. 84

“John F. [sic] Lewis, aged 86 years, one of Zihlman’s oldest residents, died last night from paralysis and complications of diseases. Surviving are two sons, Allen and Joseph Lewis, and four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Stevens, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. George Hill, Hagerstown; Miss Mary Lewis, and Mrs. James Anderson, Zihlman. Funeral services will probably be held Sunday with burial in the Percy cemetery.” [CET 10-17-1930, p. 30]

Mr. Lewis was apparently a Deacon in the English Baptist Church (Scharf, p. 1480) and a member of the Knights of Pythias in 1881 (Scharf, p. 1493).

b. January 16, 1808
d. July 23, 1892
a. 84 yrs. 6 ms. 7 dys.

“Double Bereavement. John W. Lewis, aged 84 years, 6 months and 7 days, died at the home of his son-in-law, Edward Price, last Saturday. He was born in Blaen Avon, Wales and had been a resident of this vicinity since 1855 and since 1866, one of Mr. Price’s family. The funeral took place Monday. Rev. Henry Thomas, of the Welsh Baptist church, officiating. The pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Gunter, John Lewis, of Allegany, John Lewis, of Welsh Hill, Thomas Evans, Henry Williams and John Meyers. Mr. Lewis had known the four first named since they were children. Interment in the Percy graveyard. Mr. Price had been away at work and did not hear of Mr. Lewis’ death until he reached home during the afternoon. Before he had yet reached the house, his daughter, Mrs. James Stewart arrived, and during a few moments talk by the family concerning Mr. Lewis’ death little Mary Ann, an infant daughter of Mrs. Stewart ran into the room where the corpse was lying and took a sip from a saucer of embalming fluid sitting near by. A physician was called at once and the usual remedies employed and all was thought to be well. The little one went up street twice after the occurrence. At 8 o’clock, however, she was taken ill and 3 Sunday morning she died. No blame attaches to anyone. The little one had run into the room and taken the fatal draught before she was missed. She was 2 years, 11 months and 21 days old. Her funeral took place an hour after her great-grandfather’s. Interment in Allegany cemetery. The fact that two corpses laid in Mr. Price’s house all of Sunday and two funerals held there Monday attracted a great deal of sympathetic notice and both Mr. Price and Mr. Stewart request the JOURNAL to say they are duly grateful. Little Mary’s pallbearers were Masters George Lapp, John Close, E. Duffy, Jr., James Nevins, William Pfeiffer, and James Close.” [FMJ 7-30-1892, p. 3]

(son of JOHN S. and MYRA LEWIS)
b. ca. 1876
d. September 21, 1880
a. 3

“Killed by the Cars. A five-year old son of John S. Lewis, of Allegany mine, was run over by a coal train at this place Tuesday and killed. When found both arms and legs were cut off.” [FMJ 9-25-1880, p. 3]

Based on the 1880 Census, conducted a few months before he died, young Joseph was age 3, rather than age 5 as the newspaper reports.

(wife of JOHN S. LEWIS)
b. March 1847
d. April 27, 1926
a. 78

“Mrs. Myra Lewis, Native of Wales, Dead, Aged 78. Mrs. Myra Lewis, aged 78 years, wife of John S. Lewis, Zihlman, died at her home yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, following an illness of seven years of complications. Mrs. Lewis, who was born in South Wales, came to Frostburg in 1868, and lived in this locality for 58 years. The following children survive: Three sons, William Lewis, Consolidation; Allen Lewis, Mt. Savage; Joseph Lewis, Zihlman; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stevens, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. George Hill, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. [James] Myer Anderson, Zihlman; Miss Mary Lewis, Zihlman. Seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held at the Allegany M.E. church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Young, Cumberland, officiating. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery.” [CET 4-28-1926, p. 14]

(son of JOHN S. and MYRA LEWIS)
b. 1871
d. October 1, 1898
a. 27

“Thomas Lewis, 27 years old, son of John S. Lewis, of Allegany, was killed about 8 0’clock Saturday morning, 1st inst., in the old Borden mine, now operated by the Consolidation Coal company for railroad use. He was running a car to a switch when, by some means, a timber was displaced, letting down three or four tons of roof in two falls. He was heard to call for help after the first fall, from which it is presumed the second fall killed him. Justice D.J. Williams


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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