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Obituaries - Tennant

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b. June 1885
d. May 29, 1904
a. 23

“The funeral of John Price Tennant, youngest son of James and Elizabeth Price Tennant, who was drowned Sunday evening, May 29, last, in the dam of the Consolidation Coal Company, at the pump shaft, took place today from the residence of his father, Borden Shaft.
The sad occasion attracted a large concourse of people, the cortege being nearly one mile in length, an impressive manifestation of the high esteem in which he was held.
The details follow:
On Sunday evening, as stated, John, in company with other companions, visited the dam, which has become quite a popular resort for the young folks who watch the boats and bathers during the evening. John went in for a bath and not being able to swim, was playing near shore in shallow water when an empty keg floated near by him. Some person called to him to get and take it out. In reaching for it he stepped into a trench that had been dug at the building of the dam and which is about 14 feet deep. Many persons standing around saw him go down, and not thinking that he could not swim believed he was joking until too late to save him.
The alarm spread quickly through the village and in a short time the banks of the dam were lined with anxious and willing friends to give what assistance they could to recover the body.
After about one and-a-half hours dredging his body was recovered within a few feet of where he went down.
Willing hands then bore him to the home of his father.
The Jr. O.U.A. Mechanics and P.O.S. of America, of which he was a member, attended the funeral, each in a body. He was also a member of the 19th District Citizens Coronet Band, and the Midland Coronet Band, playing the snare-drum in each band.
The Lonaconing Band also turned out, rendering some very fine funeral dirges.
But his last ‘roll-off’ has been sounded, and those who met in practice with him shall see him no more. The shades of evening twilight have closed around his bier; the moon will shine o’er his grave; the cold earth shall be his bed; loving friends shall weep for him, but the drummer is no more. ‘Farewell!’
The pall-bearers were John Philpot, Bert Morgan and George Wade, of the P.O.S.A.; David Chapman, Charles Meager and Lawrence Plummer, of the Jr. O.U A.M.
The flower-bearers were W.C. Morgan, of the P.O.S. of A.; William Quinn and Frank Kelly, representing friends; Charles Perry, of M.A.S. Ocean No. 7; John Kenny, of 19th District C.C. Band; Cleveland Tippen, representing companions; Charles Humberson, representing Drivers of Ocean No. 7; John Maloy, of Midland Band, and Edward Philpot, Junior emblem.
After interment the numerous flowers and beatiful designs were taken by the flower-bearers and Messrs. William Taylor and David Brimlow to Haverstick’s Studio, photographed and later returned to the grave.
John is survived by his father, one brother George, and two sisters—Mrs. Elizabeth Riggleman and Miss Sarah, all of Borden Shaft.
The deceased was born at Borden Shaft in the home from which he was buried September 3, 1885, and he was in his 19th year.” [FMJ 6-4-1904, p. 2]

b. October 1809
d. May 19, 1893
a. 83 yrs. 7 mos.

“Died. At her residence, Borden Mines, Friday, May 19, 1893, Mrs. Marian [sic] Percy Tennant, relict of the late George Tennant, in the 84th year of her age. Mrs. Tennant was a sister of the late David and Douglas Percy, of this place, and James Percy, of Cumberland, all natives of Scotland. Her husband was one of the pioneer boss miners of this region, beginning life her nearly 60 years ago. A large family of sons and daughters survive—all married and filling useful places in society.” [FMJ 5-27-1893, p. 3]

b. April 1889
d. July 18, 1902
a. 13 yrs. 1 ms.

“Miss Marion P. Tennant, youngest daughter of James [and Elizabeth] Tennant, Shaft, died yesterday (Friday) morning, July 18, 1902, aged 13 years and 1 month. Funeral will take place 2 p.m. Sunday; interment in Percy graveyard.” [FMJ 7-19-1902, p. 3]

(daughter of ROBERT and JAnnetta TENNANT)
b. March 1, 1837
d. December 6, 1906
a. 69 yrs. 9 mos. 5 dys.

“The funeral of Miss Mary Tennant, whos [sic] death from old age and paralysis on Thursday was noted, took place this afternoon at 2:15 o’clock from her late residence on Uhl street, Rev. F. R. Wagner preached and conducted the burial service, speaking very touchingly of the deceased. At the conclusion of the burial service the cortege proceeded to the Percy cemetery on West Main street, where interment was made in the family burying ground in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The deceased was seventy-three years of age and is survived by one sister, Miss Helen Tennant, who resides here. She was also the sister of the late Robert and George Tennant, of this place, and was one of the oldest residents of the mountain city. The floral offerings were very beautiful and handsome.” [CUMBERLAND ALLEGANIAN 12-13-1906, p. 3]


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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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