Obituaries - Seifker
(first husband of SARAH ANN DOROTHY SEIFKER)
b. May 3, 1810
d. December 21, 1868
a. 58 yrs. 7 mos. 18 dys.
See Seifker Family Chart in Chapter 5.
SEIFKER, SARAH ANN DOROTHY JEFFRIES
(wife of 1. HERMAN SEIFKER and 2. CONRAD SEIFKER)
d. December 13, 1888
“Died. Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 1888, in this place, Mrs. SARAH A.D. SEIFKER, wife of Conrad Seifker, aged 62 years. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. William J. Cooper, survive. Funeral to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at the M.E. Church, South.” [FMJ, 12-15-1888, p. 1]
“The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A.D. Seifker, wife of Conrad Seifker, took place at the M.E. Church, South, last Sunday afternoon. Rev. L.B. Markwood, assisted by Rev. E.C. Jessup, of the English Lutheran church, officiated. Interment in the Federal hill graveyard. The pallbearers were Messrs. Richard Hawkins, John D. Barnard, Benjamin Williams, William Burton, Jabez J. Mealing and George Raley. A large number of friends were present.” [FMJ, 12-22-1888, p. 1]
b. July 1, 1889
d. July 25, 1893
a. 4 yrs. 25 dys.
“Died—Tuesday morning, July 25, 1893, Ellsworth, aged 4, son of Charles Semler.” [FMJ 7-29-1893, p. 3]
Notice of young Ellsworth’s death was found in the SUC.
SHEPHERD, ADA BRUCE
d. January 14, 1848
“On the 14th inst., at the residence of her father, Miss Ada Bruce Shepherd, in the 19th year of her age. Her mortal remains were deposited in the public graveyard in Frostburg.” [ALLEGANIAN 1-23-1848, p. 2]
b. February 15, 1795
d. June 7, 1851
a. 56 yrs. 3 mos. 20 dys.
See Ann Skidmore Chart in Chapter 5.
b. November 1849
d. July 24, 1882
a. 33 yrs. 8 ms.
“Died. In this town, Monday, July 24, Mrs. Margaret Skidmore, aged 37 [sic] years and 8 months, wife of Noah Skidmore, Jr.” [FMJ 7-29-1882, p. 3].
SKIDMORE, NOAH ALAN
(husband of SUSAN WORKMAN SKIDMORE)
b. April 19, 1816
d. after 1882
“Noah Alan Skidmore was born on April 19, 1816. He was born in Kernes, Randolph County, West Virginia. He was the second child of Elijah and Margaret Cunningham Skidmore. According to an entry in his father’s bible [sic] Noah left Kernes in 1849. Susan was born in the year of 1822 on June 21. She was 18 years old and Noah 24 years old when they were married. Susan was the daughter of William and Teraca Workman. She was born in Dutch Hollow, a small community two miles below Frostburg, Maryland. Susan’s mother was a Cherokee Indian Princess. Susan and her family were living in Kernes, West Virginia. when Susan and Noah were married. Susan was dark skin [sic] with very high cheek bones and jet black hair. Susan wore her hair in long braids. Susan was a talented artist, painting birds and animals. Susan’s father, Bill Workman, was also known as Indian Bill. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He received 800 acres of land for services to the government and he sold all of the land for a barrel of whiskey. Noah was a small man with blue eyes. After Noah and Susan moved to Frostburg, Maryland they lived on Water Street. Noah was a stage coach driver from Frostburg to Clarysville Station. He also operated the Borden Mines Incline. It is said that one of his sons lost the Incline in a poker game. Noah died in the year of 1800 [sic]. He was 64 years old. After Noah’s death, Susan lived with her son William Alan and Emma Conrod Skidmore at their home in Borden Mines, Frostburg, Maryland. In later years of Susan’s life she was [a] resident of The Cumberland Nursing Home in Cumberland, Maryland. Susan died on Monday morning November 1, 1910 at the Allegany County Home, Cumberland, Maryland. Susan was 88 years old at the time of her death. Her funeral took place at her son William Alan [Skidmore’s home] in Borden Mines. Rev. Martin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, Frostburg, officiated the services. Six of her grandsons were pallbearers. Susan was survived by the following children—[Lewis] from Stillwater, James and William and Elijah from Borden Mines, John from Pekin and Matthew from Midlothian and Mrs. David Sloan from Fairmont, West Virginia and Mrs. Aaron Ambrose. Noah and Susan are buried in the Percy Cemetery in Frostburg, Maryland. Their graves are marked with a plain white stone marker. Noah and Susan begat twelve [sic] children: 10 sons and 2 daughters...” [Atkinson, The Skidmore Family, 1605-1994, n.d.]
Mr. Skidmore was a Republican and eventually became the 12th mayor of Frostburg, serving
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972