Obituaries - Puder
PUDER, ROBERT H.
(husband of EMILIE PUDER)- (Continued)
He played the organ in the Lutheran church and was an officer in Mountain Lodge No. 99 Masons.” (letter from Noel Speir Cook, 1-10-1988).
Betty Bertha Puder, daughter of ROBERT and EMILIE, was married to John Cook. Betty "...was born in Freiberg, Germany and became the bride of John Cook in 1862. She died in Frostburg at the age of 98. Until she was far past 90 she was active in the pursuit of a style of crocheting for which she was well known throughout the community for this art.” John Cook "...was born in Gloucestershire, England on Oct. 3, 1842 and died in Frostburg at the age of 80. He was a teamster on the old National Road between Frostburg and Baltimore. During the Civil War he had many exciting experiences while carrying freight over that route under orders from the provost marshal. Later he became engaged in coal mining and was among the pioneers of the English group that helped to develop the George’s Creek field." Robert Cook, son of John and Betty, "was married to Minnie Christina Speir, who was born in Lonaconing and died in Frostburg on January 10, 1923 at the age of 39. He was a World War I veteran with the armor forces in France and died in Hoffman hospital, Keyser, W. Va. at the age of 48. He was buried in Allegany Cemetery, Frostburg, with full military honors.” Noel Speir Cook, son of Robert and Minnie, “was born in Frostburg on November 13, 1905. He was graduated from Beall High School, Frostburg Normal School and with honors from the University of Maryland Law School in 1930. He is a former Senator and served in both Houses of the Maryland Legislature for 24 years. He was City Attorney for both Lonaconing and Frostburg for many years and practiced law in Allegany County for 40 years before retirement in 1972. He is married to Anna M. Ruddle who was born in Franklin, W. Va. She is a retired Registered Nurse and they have no children.” [letter from Noel Speir Cook, 1-10-1988]
Scharf [p. 1491] notes that Mr. Puder was an officer in the Mountain Lodge of A.F. and A.M., No. 99, in 1881.
(child of LUCRETIA and LEWIS PURNELL)
The burial of this infant in Percy Cemetery is based on an interview with Mrs. Russell McAbee, 5-19-1987.
(husband of LUCRETIA PURNELL)
d. 1930’s (WPA years)
This information is based on an interview with Mrs. Russell McAbee, 5-19-1987.
PURNELL, LUCRETIA M. SAURBAUGH
(wife of LEWIS PURNELL)
b. May 12, 1867
d. November 11, 1918
The marriage records at the Courthouse list her as MARY L[UCRETIA] SAURBAUGH.
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972