Obituaries - Martin
MARTIN, HOWARD B. - Continued
yesterday at Memorial Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the Kight Funeral Home by Rev. Norman O. Scribner, pastor of Centre Street Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Percy Cemetery, Frostburg” [CET 4-5-1950, p. 21].
There is some confusion about Mr. Martin’s father’s given name. The newspaper lists Samuel as Mr. Martin’s father. However, the death certificate states that George is the correct name.
MASON, IDA I.
(daughter of R.W. and SARAH G. MASON)
b. May 27, 1853
d. June 12, 1930
“Miss Ida I. Mason, former resident, died at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. Joseph [V]ansickle, Fairmont, W. Va., yesterday morning. Surviving is one brother, Dr. Allen J. Mason, Friendsville, and one sister. R. Mason Hill, Cumberland, is a nephew. Funeral services well be held at the Fairmont M.E. Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Joseph Vansickle, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Percy Cemetery, this city, at 11 o’clock Monday morning.” [CET 6-13-1930, p. 3].
MASON, ROBERT SMITH
b. September 14, 1886
d. November 17, 1886
a. 2 months, 3 days
“Robert Smith, infant son of Robert P. and Manie Lee Mason, of this place, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 17, 1886, at 11:40, of inflammation of the lungs, aged 2 months and 3 days.
When a babe is called from earth to heaven, so many imagine that because he is a wee thing he is soon forgotten. But for months our hearts will ache for the little jewel we have lost. How truly do—
Earth’s fairest flowers too soon decay
Its blasted trees remain
We can only raise our eyes and say
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Our little darling was pure within
He knew no taint of earthly vain
Free from every mark and stain,
And ready to waken in heaven again
So, he never knew of vain alarms,
And sprang at once to the angels’ arms
With smile more sweet than summer even
The last of earth—the first of heaven
The funeral of R.P. Mason’s infant son will take place this (Saturday) at 2 p.m.” [FMJ 11-20-1886, p. 1]
MASON, ROBERT WHARTON
(husband of SARAH G. MASON)
b. February 24, 1823
d. January 1, 1894
a. 70 yrs. 10 ms. 8 dys.
“Died. R. Wharton Mason, whose death was briefly noted last week, was born in Chester, Pa., Feb. 24, 1823, and died at Midlothian Jan 1, 1894, aged 70 years, 10 months and 8 days. In 1840 he removed to Somerset county, Pa., where 3 years later, he married Miss Sarah M. Gahagen [sic]. In 1851 he became a resident of Frostburg, beginning his livelihood here as a clerical officer of the Borden mining company, and completing on the day of his death 41 years continuous service. During all that long period he never failed to make up his monthly accounts and payroll for the company—except for the month preceding his death. He was a charter member of Frostburg Lodge, No. 49, a member of Fraternity Council, American Legion of Honor; had been Superintendent of the M.E. church Sunday school 18 years and a member of the church 52 years, dying in good standing in all. Mr. Mason was an earnest worker in all that he undertook. When he had put his hand to the plow he never turned back. With strong convictions and an equally strong sense of duty, there was no variableness in his conclusions nor hesitation in action. But his qualities are probably better set forth in the following letter from the presiding elder of this district, read on the occasion of the funeral: ‘I an much grieved to hear of the death of brother R.W. Mason. He was one of my oldest acquaintances in this region. I met him annually at the session of our conference where he served as a member of the Board of Stewards, and learned to value him very highly, as did all the members, both lay and clerical. His close attention to business, his careful investigation of the condition of those who were claimants for relief, his tender sympathy for the overworked ministers and for the widows of those who had spent their lives in the work and, dying, had left only a good name as the legacy of their labor, made him one of the most valuable members of the Board.
Since I have been on the district I have been greatly gratified to find that his character for sterling integrity and solid piety among those with whom he lived and labored has sustained and increased the estimation I had formed from my conference acquaintance.’ Several sons and daughters remain to comfort Mrs. Mason in her bereavement.” [FMJ 1-13-1894, p. 3]
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
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