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Obituaries - Williams

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(daughter of BENJAMIN and SARAH ANN WILLIAMS)- (Continued)

will be in the Percy cemetery at Frostburg.” (CET 6-10-1925, p. 14).

d. March 6, 1897

“Sudden Death. Shortly after retiring last Saturday evening John W. Williams, of this place, was taken suddenly ill. Mrs. Williams, who had not yet joined him, heard him groaning and, hastening upstairs, found him dying. Before other could be summoned he was dead. He retired from active work some time ago. An old soldier with a good record, he was laid away by pallbearers selected from the Grand Army: Messrs. William Thomas, Jason L. Towles, C.H. Walker, George W. Morris, Simeon Rizer and Charles Eisentrout. The funeral took place Tuesday, Rev. D.W. Griffin, of the M.E. Church, South, officiating.” [FMJ, 3-13-1897, p. 2]

Mr. Williams is listed as a Civil War soldier buried in Percy Cemetery [CET 5-29-1912, p. 11].

b. July 19, 1836
d. May 30, 1925
a. 89

“Expires Suddenly as She Was Leaving the Supper Table. Leaves 62 Descendants. Mrs. Sarah Ann Williams, aged 91 [sic] years, Allegany, known to everyone in the community as 'Grandma’ Williams, died at her home on the Slate Road, Saturday evening at 5 o’clock. The aged woman had eaten her supper and getting up from the table fell to the floor dead. Had she lived, she would have celebrated her 91st birthday July 19. Her death marks the passing of the third of the oldest inhabitants of this section, Mrs. Mary Wade, age 91, Mechanic street and Charles Michaels, age 91, Loo street, having died recently.
Mrs. Williams was born at Flintstone, July 19, 1835. She married Benjamin Williams and to that union was born 12 children, six sons and six daughters. Her husband died 20 years ago, followed by the death of two of her sons and two daughters. Surviving are Miss [Margaret] Jennie Williams, at home, Mrs. Liza Atkinson, this place, Mrs. George Stevens, Zihlman, and Mrs. John Hayman,Washington, Pa., Edward and Andrew Williams, this place, Albert Williams, Zihlman, and Frank Williams, Baltimore. Forty grandchildren also survive. She is the last of her generation.
Mrs. Williams had lived in the little cottage on the State Road for fifty years. Good health had been hers throughout life and death came without a struggle. She was of a genial disposition and an hour before the end laughed and chatted freely with members of the family. Mrs. Williams was of the old school.
Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. H.C. Roby, pastor of the Eckhart M.E. church, officiating. Burial will be in the Percy cemetery, this place.” [CET 6-1-1925, p. 14]

b. July 25, 1846
d. July 11, 1849
a. 2 yrs. 11 mos. 14 dys.

See Williams Family Chart in Chapter 5.


Mr. Williams is listed as a “colored” Civil War soldier [CET 5-29-1912, p. 11].

Based on Scharf, he may have been an officer in the Knights of Pythias Frostburg City Lodge, No. 88 in 1881.

b. 1892
d. October 28, 1909
a. 17

“Thomas Williams, 17 years old, was instantly killed in one of the Union mines Thursday morning by a fall of top coal. His body was [d]readfully crushed. His father, Andrew Williams, working with him, narrowly escaped. The family live in Allegany.” [FMJ 10-30-1909, p. 2]

“Thomas Williams, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Williams, of Allegany Mines, who was killed on Thursday morning at one of the mines of the Union Mining Co., was a young man of splendid character and a general favorite in the little mining village where he lived. His sudden death, caused by a fall of roof coal and rock, which crushed out his life, while he and his father were loading their first car in the morning, came as a shock to his family, and acquaintances.
He left home that morning in the full vigor of life, with his young heart filled with boyish ambition, only to be brought home a few hours later a mashed and mangled corpse. Young Williams was a member of Mountain City Council, No. 11, of this place, having joined the order about six months ago, and which order will turn out in a body to his funeral.
The funeral will take place at two o’clock Sunday afternoon and will be in charge of the Junior Order United American Mechanics. Interment will be in Allegany [sic] cemetery.” [CET 10-29-1909, 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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