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Obituaries - Steyer

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b. July 27, 1801
d. August 23, 1888
a. 87 yrs. 11 dys.

“Death of a Venerable Lady. To the Mining Journal. On Friday night, August 23d, at 9:45, Miss MARGARET STEYER died at the age of 88 years less 27 days.
She was born on the 20th day of September, 1801, within four miles of Frostburg, and spent her whole life within the limits of Allegany county. She was the last of her generation save a sister still living in Garrett county at the age of 90 years.
‘Aunt Peggy’, as Miss Steyer was generally known, came of a long-lived, vigorous and sturdy stock, who settled here in the pioneer days of this section, took up part of the then wild lands over which roamed the deer and the panthers, and where the red man still claimed supremacy. By industry and economy they soon secured comfortable homes, and the discovery and development of the coal fields made still more valuable the property they held.
She died in the full possession of her mental faculties; had a remarkable memory and talked with much interest of the days of her youth and early womanhood. Even in her old age and until stricken with a severe paralytic stroke within a month of her death, she showed remarkable mental vigor, a close interest in things around and the little household about her which she loved and to whom she always spoke with rare wisdom, motherly advice and tenderness.
A blameless christian, generous and noble-hearted, she passed from this life to that better one prepared for those who love and serve their Maker.
She daily read her German Bible and prayer-book, and before retiring for the night, after her evening perusal, it was her custom to hold no conversation with those around her until she arose the next morning. She was scrupulously neat and fashioned with her own hand the tresses of the remarkable suit of hair that had but slightly turned gray, and which was truly an ornament and crowning glory.” [FMJ, 10-27-1888, p. 1]

Mention of her will and bequests that it contained are found in FMJ 9-7-1889; 9-14-1889; 1-4-1890; 2-6-1891.

(mother of JOHN STODDART)
b. March 1825
d. August 27, 1844
a. 19 yrs. 5 mos.
Headstone (shared)

See Stoddart Family Chart in Chapter 5.

(son of John and JANE STODDART)
b. December 1841
d. February 22, 1844
a. 2 yrs. 2 mos.
Headstone (shared)

See Stoddart Family Chart in Chapter 5..

(sister of JOHN STOTT)
b. May 1845
d. April 4, 1926
a. 81

“Miss Elizabeth Stott Dies After Long Illness. The funeral of Miss Elizabeth Stott, aged 79 [sic] years, who died Sunday at 6 p.m., at the home of her brother, John Stott, West Main street, with whom she resided, will be held Wednesday afternoon from the home. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery. Miss Stott was a helpless cripple, practically all her life, being unable to walk. For the past several years she was also blind and despite these trying afflictions she bore them in great fortitude. Surviving are two brothers, John Stott, this place, and William Stott, Berlin, Pa.” [CET, 4-6-1926, p. 14]

(son of JOHN and LAURA STOTT)
b. 1898
d. October 20, 1956
a. 58

“Elmer L. Stott, 58, of 16 Taylor Street, died in Miners Hospital at noon yesterday, one hour after being admitted. He had been in failing health for several years.
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth (Harris) Stott; two sons, John Stott and Charles T. Stott, at home; four brothers, Albert Stott, John Stott and Godfrey Stott, all of Frostburg, and Watkins Stott, of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Johnson, of Florida, and Mrs. Eva [Poulous], Washington.
The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.” [CET 10-21-1956, p. 20]

(husband of LAURA STOTT)
b. May 1848
d. October 10, 1932
a. 84

“JOHN STOTT, 84, FORMER CITY EMPLOYEE, DEAD. John Stott, aged 84, died Monday at 9:30 p.m. at his home, 167 West Main street, of old age complications. Mr. Stott was a native of this city. He had been in failing health for some years, but his condition did not become serious until one week ago. Mr. Stott, until illness forced his retirement, was a former city employee working under the street commission. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Stott, five sons, Albert, Elmer, Godfrey, Watkin and John Norris Stott, all of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. Eva Poulous, Mrs. Omie Gentle and Mrs. Layton Miner, all of Hyattsville, Md.
The body was removed to the home of his son, Albert, 32 Centennial street, whence the funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. A minister of the Pentecostal faith will have


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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