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Obituaries - Taylor

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(wife of LEVI TAYLOR)
b. August 11, 1819
d. April 2, 1890
a. 70 yrs. 7 mos. 22 dys.

“Two Days Apart. Mr. LEVI TAYLOR, an old citizen, died Sunday, March 30, of dropsy, aged 71 years, 4 months and 28 days. Tuesday afternoon, April 1, while the funeral cortege was on the way to the Percy graveyard with Mr. Taylor’s remains, Mrs. ADELIZA TAYLOR, widow of the deceased, died of pneumonia, aged 70 years, 7 months and 22 days. Both had been ill for some time and the end was not unexpected. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were an estimable couple, numbering among their relatives and friends our best people. Several sons and daughters, all grown, survive.” [FMJ 4-5-1890, p. 1]


See George Taylor Family Chart in Chapter 5.

b. November 2, 1818
d. March 30, 1890
a. 71 yrs. 4 mos. 28 dys.

See ADELIZA BEALL TAYLOR for their mutual obituary. She and her husband died two days apart.

In 1874, the Taylors lost a residence, valued at $1200, in a fire [Scharf, p. 1494].

(mother of LEVI TAYLOR)
b. July 26, 1799
d. August 4, 1878
a. 79

“Mrs. Sarah Taylor, relict of the late Mr. William Taylor, an old resident of Frostburg, [died] at the residence of her son, Levi Taylor, Esq., in this place, Sunday night last, aged 76 years. About fifteen months ago Mrs. Taylor sustained injuries in a fall from which she has ever since been a helpless invalid. She leaves an extended and influential family connection, who deplore the causes which hastened her death. One by one the links which binds us to the past are breaking.” [FMJ 8-10-1878, p. 3]

“Sarah, or Sally as she was commonly called, was born 26 July 1799 in Frederick, Maryland, christened at Graceham Moravian Church near Thurmont on 19 July 802 and lived in Taneytown in 1800 while her father worked as a foreman for Normand Bruce.” [from a letter by Wallace M. Ward, 12-12-2000]

Some of this information came from Scharf’s list of those buried in Percy Cemetery.

b. August 28, 1849
d. April 6, 1909
a. 59 yrs. 7 ms. 8 dys.

“Mr. Alex. Tennant, aged about 59 years, died yesterday in the Western Maryland Hospital. He was operated upon about two weeks ago, but never seemed to recover fully from the operation. Mr. Tennant was a resident of this place all his life, and for many years was engaged at different occupations in and around the coal mines, but had not been engaged at any occupation for a number of years. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Sarah Davis, on Broadway. He was a son of the late George Tennant, and is survived by his sister, Mrs. Sarah Davis, widow of the late ex-postmaster John Davis, and two brothers, James Tennant, of Borden Shaft, and George Tennant, of Borden Mines. Two sisters, Mrs. Marion Houck, of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Thomas [Coppard], of Akron, Ohio, also survive. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Sarah Davis, on Broadway.” [CET 4-7-1909, p. 9]

“In Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 1909, Mr. Alexander Tennant, aged 59 years. Thursday of last week he under went surgical treatment for an affection of the stomach, but never fully rallied from the operation. He made his home with his sister—Mrs. Sarah Davis, Broadway. He was born at Borden Mines August 28, 1849—a son of the late George Tennant, the latter one of the pioneer coal men of Georges Creek and many years the foreman for the Borden Mining Company. The immediate survivors are Mrs. Sarah Davis, widow of ex-Post-Master John Davis, and two brothers—Messrs. James Tennant, of Borden Shaft, and George P. Tennant, of Borden Mines; two other sisters—Mrs. Marion Hawke [sic], of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Ellen Coppard, Akron, Ohio. Mr. Tennant was all his life a staunch republican and during his younger days was a great party-worker and regarded as a shrewd politician. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his sister’s residence, on Broadway, and was attended by a large concourse of friends. Rev. F.R. Wagner, of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiated. Interment in the Percy graveyard. His nephews, J. Alex. and James S. Davis, George Tennant and James H. Tennant, were pallbearers. The floral bearers were Isaac Hott, William Thorpe and Frederick Kemp. ‘Uncle Sandy,’ as he was affectionately known by his friends, was of a quiet, retiring disposition, beloved by all who knew him.” [FMJ 4-10-1909, p. 2]

“The funeral of Mr. Alexander Tennant, who died on Tuesday in the Western Maryland hospital at Cumberland, took place yesterday afternoon at two o’clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Jno. Davis, on Broadway. The following, all nephews of the deceased, acted as pallbearers, Messrs. Alex and James Davis, James H. Tennant and George Tennant. The floral bearers were Isaac Holt, Wm. Thorp and Fred Kemp. Interment was made in the old Percy cemetery. Rev. F.R. Wagner officiated at the funeral services.” [CET 4-10-1909, p. 2]

A notice of Mr. Tennant’s funeral was located in SPL. Mr. Tennant’s name was listed in the Memorial Day listing of war dead buried in local cemeteries [CET 5-29-1912, p. 11]. He was also


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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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