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Obituaries - Williams

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(son of BENJAMIN and SARAH WILLIAMS)- (Continued)

the hospital.
After a trip of loaded coal cars had passed him in the mine, Williams started to renew his work of repairing the tracks. In some manner, the five rear cars of the trip broke away and descended back into the shaft, catching Williams before he knew what had happened.
His mangled body, with but little life in it, so badly was it crushed and broken, was brought out of the mine by Superintendent “Button” Thomas and sent to the hospital. Williams died a few minutes after arriving there.
Williams leaves a wife and several children. His body was taken to the funeral home of J.J. Durst, Frostburg.” [CET 8-8-1926, p. 1]

“Albert Williams, aged 51, of Zihlman, Md., who was fatally injured when struck by a trip of runaway cars which had broken loose from a motor in the Broken Heart Mines near here, last Saturday afternoon, was buried Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. Burial was in Percy Cemetery.”
Mr. Williams was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, this city. Besides his widow, he leaves three children—William, Kenneth and Howard of Zihlman; three brother, Edward and Andrew of this city, and Frank of Baltimore. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Stevens, of Zihlman, and Mrs. John Hayman, of Virginia.” [THE GENERAL WELFARE, August 8, 1926, p. 9]

“The funeral of Albert Williams, aged 51, killed at the Annan-Jeffries coal mine Saturday afternoon when hit by six empty runaway coal cars on a slide, was held from the home in Allegany this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Allan F. Poore, Baltimore, former pastor of the First M.E. church, officiated. Interment was in the Percy Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Jacob Anderson, Joseph Lewis, Abe Winifield, John Hamilton, George Langford, George Porter; flowerbearers, John Dickey, Howard Sween and John Sween.” [CET 8-10-1926, p. 14]

“On August 7, 1926, Mr. Albert Williams, a laborer employed by the Annan and Jeffries Coal Company, was fatally injured by a runaway trip of empty mine cars while changing timbers in Union No. 1 Mine Cut-off to the Tyson Mine. Mr. Williams was working with Mr. George Myers, and they were taking out old timber and replacing it with new timber; an empty trip had passed them on its way to the Tyson Mine and thinking everything was all right they started to work. They were working near the outside and there is a very good curve in the track which made it hard to see the runaway cars until they were almost upon them. Six cars became uncoupled and caught the unfortunate man, causing injuries from which he died four hours later in the Miners’ Hospital in Frostburg, Maryland.” [Maryland Bureau of Mines Fourth Annual Report, 1926, pp. 22-23]

b. April 1835
d. March 14, 1904
a. 69

“Marriage. In this city on the 18th instant., by Rev. Mr. Symmes, Mr. Benjamin Williams to Miss Sarah Ann Streets, both of Hampshire Co., Va.” [DA, 12-19-1857, p. 2].

“At his home, Allegany, Monday, March 14, 1904, Mr. Benjamin Williams, aged 69 years. Funeral at Allegany M.E. Church. Mrs. Williams and 9 children survive. Deceased was an excellent citizen.” [FMJ 3-19-1904].

Mr. Williams was a Civil War soldier [CET 5-29-1912, p. 11].

b. April 2, 1834
d. January 18, 1845
a. 10 yrs. 9 ms. 16 dys.

The death year on the headstone is nearly unreadable but we have determined that it is about 1845.

b. July 4, 1852
d. January 5, 1872
a. 19 yrs. 6 mos. 1 dy.??

See Yates-Williams Family Chart in Chapter 5.

b. April 1860
d. June 8, 1925
a. 65

“Miss Jennie Williams, 65 years old, died Monday afternoon at her home at Zihlman. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Williams. Her mother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Williams, died a week ago at the age of 91 years. Miss Williams had been in bad health for some time, complications developing from two frozen toes nearly 18 months ago. She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. C[?] Stevens, Zihlman; Mrs. Eliza Atkinson, Frostburg; Mrs. John Hayman, Washington, Pa., and four brothers, Edward and Andrew Williams, Frostburg; Frank, Baltimore, Md., and Arthur Williams, Zihlman, Md. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock from the home, Thursday afternoon. Burial


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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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