Obituaries - Smith
(daughter of JAMES and AGNES SMITH)
b. April 14, 1880
d. June 11, 1897
a. 17 yrs. 1 mo. 27 dys.
“Died. Miss Margaret Smith, youngest daughter of Capt. J.P. Smith, formerly of this place, died in Allegheny City, Pa., yesterday morning. The remains will reach here Monday morning at 10:07; interment at 3 o’clock from the residence of John Davis, Broadway. Miss Smith was 18 years old.” [FMJ 6-12-1897, p. 3].
“As stated here last week, Miss Margaret, youngest daughter of Capt. J.P. and Mrs. Agnes Smith, formerly of this place, died at the family home, Allegheny city, Pa., Friday, June 11, 1897, aged 17 years, 1 month and 27 days, after an illness of about 6 months. She was a member of the M.E. Church, Epworth League and Sunday school, in all of which her walk was that of an amiable christian young lady. In and out of church she was highly esteemed. The interment took place in the Percy graveyard from the residence of John Davis last Monday.” [FMJ 6-19-1897, p. 3]
d. July 2, 1883
“Death from Sunstroke. While working in the railroad yard at Mt. Savage about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon John Spates, formerly of this place, was overcome by the heat and died at 6 1/2 o’clock the same evening. He had lately been employed as a teamster for Messrs. Shaffter & Munn, of that place, but quit driving with the expiration of last month. On Monday Mr. Spates joined the repair force of the Cumberland and Pennsylvania railroad and was doing his second day’s work when the calamity above stated befell him. He was a son of Francis and Catharine Spates, of this place, 40 years old and leaves a wife and four children. The remains were interred in Frostburg Thursday, attended by many friends and a large deputation of the Grand Army of the Republic.” (FMJ, 7-7-1883, p. 3)
Mr. Spates was a Civil War soldier [CET, 5-29-1912, p. 11] and is listed as a Private in Potomac Home Brigade in 1862 [FMJ, 8-19-1909, p. 2].
SPIKER, SERELLA ARNOLD
d. May 13, 1923
“Ellis Spiker, of Borden Shaft, and Miss Serella Arnold, of this place, were married Wednesday evening at the parsonage of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The ceremony was performed at 9 o’clock by Rev. F.H. Crissman.
Prior to the wedding a supper was served at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Arnold, Water street. After the ceremony the couple went to the home of the groom’s parents, at Shaft, where the nuptial festivities were continued. Mrs. Spiker is a third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Arnold to be married within the past year.
The young couple will make their home here.” [CET 10-23-1914, p. 7]
“Mrs. Ellis Spiker, aged 25 years, died last night at 9:15 o’clock following an operation. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Arnold, 119 Water Street, to whose home the body will be brought this evening.
Besides the parents, the husband and two small children survive. Mrs. Richard [Callin], Mrs. Patrick McGuire, Mrs. William Evans, and Miss Vera Arnold, all of this place, are sisters. No funeral arrangements have been made.” [CET 5-11-1923, p. 14]
“The funeral services of Mrs. Ellis Spiker who died at her home in Washington, D.C., yesterday morning and whose body was brought to Frostburg at the the home of her mother, Mrs. Belle Arnold, 118 Water street, will be conducted from the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, tomorrow afternoon by Rev. Paul A. Weidley, pastor. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery [sic].” [CET 5-12-1923, p. 14]
Notice of the death of Ms. Spiker was found in SPL.
STAFFORD, DOROTHY MAY
(daughter of HENRY and Margaret STAFFORD)
b. April 1929
d. June 9, 1929
a. 6 wks.
The notice of young Dorothy’s death was located in SPL.
(father of DOROTHY MAY STAFFORD)
d. January 6, 1932
“Henry Stafford, 34, was killed and Marshall Long, 31, is in Miners’ Hospital with face and body burns, the result of a gas explosion in the Clarysville mine of the Sullivan Bros. Coal Company, near Clarysville, five miles east of here, about 4:15 this morning.
The men, cutters, it is thought, entered a gas-filled room with an open lamp. They were the only men in the mine. The body of Stafford was recovered in about two hours.
Stafford and Long had arrived at the extreme bottom of the mine which is 2800 feet down
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
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