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Obituaries - Tennant

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b. September 1881
d. October 21, 1904
a. 23

“Miss Sarah D. Tennant, daughter of James Tennant, 21 [sic] years of age, died at Borden Shaft October 21, 1904. She was the fifth to die within several years, the last being her brother John several years ago. Her father and a brother, George, all of the Shaft and a sister, Mrs. Charles Riggleman, also of Shaft, survive.” [FMJ 10-29-1904]

b. 1857
d. November 2, 1895
a. 38

“Vaninear Tharp, of Borden mine, was killed by a fall of roof coal and timber in Eckhart mine last Saturday. He neck was broken. A wife and eight children are distressed by the sad event.” [FMJ 11-9-1895, p. 3]

“A miner named Vanear [sic] Tharp, and employed by the Consolidation Coal company, was killed in Eckhart mine, Saturday morning, while at work. Mr. Tharp was at work fixing the switch on the heading which led to his room, when the overhead coal gave away and knocked down a crossbar, which fell across Mr. Tharp’s neck, who was at that time in a stooping position, breaking his neck which caused instant death.” [CET 11-4-1895, p. 8]

“Mr. Renard Parker and his wife are here to attend the funeral of her brother, Van Tharp, who was killed in Hoffman mine, Saturday morning.” [CET 11-4-1895, p. 8]

It appears that Mr. Tharp is incorrectly identified here as Tharp instead of Thorpe or there was a family name change subsequent to his death. See next item below in which Mr. Tharp/Thorpe’s wife and other family members are referred to as Thorpes.

b. 1857
d. August 18, 1933
a. 76

“Mrs. Emma Thorpe [sic], 76, widow of Vaninear Thorpe [sic], died at her home on Chestnut street this morning, following a paralytic stroke three weeks ago. Mrs. Thorpe was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, John and William, at home, and four daughters, Mrs. Patrick O’Brien, Eckhart; Mrs. Walter Eichhorn, Mrs. Earl Spitznas and Mrs. Edward Harden, Frostburg. She also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. John Bradley Porter, Mt. Savage.” [CET 8-18-1933, p. 18]

“The funeral of Mrs. Emma Thorpe, aged 76, who died early Friday morning at her late home on Chestnut street, following an illness of three weeks of paralysis, was held from the home Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. William D. Reese, pastor of Mr. Zion Baptist Church, officiated. Interment was in the Percy Cemetery. The flowerbearers were James Harden, Joseph O’Brien, Harold O’Brien, Richard Eichhorn, Robert Spitznas, Charles Harden, grandsons, and Bernard Harden; pallbearers, Walter Eichhorn, Thos. O’Brien, Edgar Harden, grandsons, and Ross Thorpe, George Thorpe and Walter Thorpe, nephews.” [CET 8-21-1933, p. 9]

(daughter of MORGAN and BARBARA THOMAS)
b. November 23, 1875
d. December 18, 1881
a. 6 yrs. 25 dys.?

“Died. At Borden Shaft, Sunday, December 18, 1881, Ada Bell, daughter of Morgan and Jennie Thomas, aged 7 years.” [FMJ 12-24-1881, p. ]

b. September 1847
d. August 10, 1870
a. 22 yrs. 11 ms.

See Amelia Thomas Family Chart in Chapter 5.

(daughter of MORGAN and BARBARA THOMAS)
b. April 14, 1883
d. February 29, 1884
a. 10 mos. 15 days

“ANNIE E. THOMAS. Daughter of Morgan and Jennie Thomas, died at Borden Shaft February 29th, 1884, aged 10 months and 15 days.

We laid her in the silent tomb,
Sweet blossom of a day;
We’d just begun to view her bloom
When she was called away.
Friendship and love had done their last,
And now can do no more—
The bitterness of death is past,
And all her sufferings o’er.

Her gentle spirit passed away
‘Mid pain the most severe—
So great we could not wish her stay


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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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