Obituaries - Sloan
(husband of JENNETTE SLOAN)- (Continued)
Mr. Sloan was listed as a Civil War soldier in the Memorial Day listing of soldiers buried in local cemeteries [CET, 5-29-1912, p. 11]. He is also listed as a Private in Potomac Home Brigade in 1862 [FMJ, 8-14-1909, p. 2]. He would have been about age 38 during the Civil War, somewhat older than is typically expected of a soldier.
b. November 18, 1877
d. August 17, 1878
a. 8 mos. 30 dys.
The notice of the little William’s death was found in SPL.
d. September 29, 1915
“Died from Diphtheria. Leona Sluss, aged 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sluss, 299 Mechanic street, died yesterday morning with diphtheria. The child was ill one week. The funeral took place this morning a 9 o’clock from the home. Rev. Harry Beidelman, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, officiated. Burial was in Percy cemetery.” [CET 9-30-1915, p. 7]
SMITH, AGNES PERCY TENNANT
(wife of JAMES POLK SMITH)
d. February 28, 1906
“Died. At the family home, Allegheny city, Pa., Wednesday, February 28, 1906, Mrs. Agnes Percy Smith, wife of Capt. J. P. Smith, formerly of this place. Mrs. Smith had been ill several years. She was born and reared in this county, and among the many who mourn her are a sister—Mrs. John Davis, and two brothers—Geo. P and Alexander Tennant, of this place. Besides her husband are also 3 daughters—Mrs. May Patterson, Mrs. O. G. Gephart and Miss Helen, and 2 sons—George T. and Charles Smith, all of Allegheny city. The remains were due at the C and P RR depot yesterday (Friday) afternoon at 4 1/2 o’clock. Thence, with Rev. A. H. Thompson officiating and nephews of the deceased as pallbearers, interment in Allegany [sic] cemetery followed. Mrs. Smith was well known here as a most estimable Christian lady.” [FMJ, 3- 3-1906, p. 3]
SMITH, ALEXANDER T.
(son of JAMES and AGNES SMITH)
b. March 17, 1878
d. May 19, 1879
a. 1 yr. 2 mos. 2 dys.
“Died—On Monday, May 19, 1879, Alexander T. Smith, son of Mr. James P. Smith of this place, aged 14 months.” [FMJ 5-24-1879, p. 3]
SMITH, CHARLES W.
See Charles W. Smith Family Chart in Chapter 5.
SMITH, HELEN C.
(daughter of JAMES and AGNES SMITH)
d. September 1, 1909
“Died in Allegheny, Pa. A telegram received here today stated that Miss Helen Smith, a former resident of this place, had died on Wednesday night at her home in Allegheny, Pa. The remains will be brought here for burial on Saturday evening. Miss Smith was a daughter of the late J.P. Smith, who resided here for a great many years, and is a niece of Mrs. Sarah Davis, of this place, and George Tennant, of Borden Mines, and James Tennant, of the Shaft.” [CET, 9-3-1909, p. 2]
“Miss Helen Smith, daughter of the late James P. and Agnes Smith, former residents of Frostburg, at the home of her brother, George T. Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday night, September 1, 1909. Miss Helen was a niece of Mrs. Sarah Davis and George P. Tennant, of this place, and James Tennant, of Shaft. Born and reared here, she is well remembered and her untimely death deplored by many. The family removed to Pittsburgh, Pa., about 14 years ago. A goodly part of this period Miss Helen gave to the profession of nursing the sick. ‘A devoted member of the M.E. Church,’ writes a friend, ‘her’s was a lovely Christian character.’ The funeral will be held this (Saturday) afternoon upon the arrival of the 4:10 C. and P.R. train. Rev. G.E. Maydwell officiating. Interment in Percy cemetery.” [FMJ 9-4-1909, p. 3]
SMITH, JAMES POLK
(husband of AGNES PERCY TENNANT SMITH)
d. November 10, 1907
“An Old Soldier Laid To Rest. Remains of Capt. J. Polk Smith Buried at Old Home. The remains of Mr. Jas. K. Polk Smith, a gallant veteran of the Civil War, whose death occurred at his residence in Allegheny City, Pa., Monday last, were brought to this place for burial Wednesday, the funeral taking place at 4:21 from the Cumberland & Pennsylvania depot upon the arrival of the evening passenger train. The funeral cortege proceeded to the old Percy cemetery on Federal Hill, where interment took place in presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. Rev. Arthur H. Thompson, of the First M.E. Church, of this place officiated, speaking very kindly of the deceased gentleman. Capt. Smith was born at Borden, near this place, about 60 years ago, and is survived by several children, residing at Allegheny City, Pa. Mr. Smith was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and for many years commanded a company of local soldiers during his residence in Frostburg, he having been a resident here for many years prior to removing to Allegheny City, Pa.” [CET, 11-15-1907]
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972