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Obituaries - Williams

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WILLIAMS, THOMAS B.- (Continued)

“The funeral of Mr. Thomas Williams, who was killed in the Union Mines on Thursday morning, took place on Sunday at 2 o’clock from the home of his parents at Allegany Mines. The funeral was attended by Mountain City Council, No. 11, Jr. O.U.A.M., who had 280 members in full regalia, and who marched in a body at the head of the funeral procession from Allegany Mine to the old Percy graveyard. Rev. J.N. Beall, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated at the services at the home and grave, and the Junior Order read their beautiful ritualistic funeral service at the grave, which ended with each member of the order depositing a small American flag and a piece of evergreen tied with white ribbon upon the casket. The following friends of the deceased acted as pallbearers: Thomas Shea, Wm. Hamilton, Fred Mears, Jno. Anderson and Clarence Stevens, [and] the following as flowerbearers: Frank Shea, Lawrence Campbell, Frank Houck, Chas. Stoddard, Jno. Hamilton, Wm. Steel and Wm. H. Hanna.” [CET, 11-1-1909, p. 2]

“Thomas Williams, a miner, aged seventeen years, single, and residing at Allegany Mines, was killed at Union No. 1 Mine of the New York Mining Company on the 20th [sic] day of October, 1909. This young man was working with his father and another “butty” and was loading a car when the accident occurred. The breast coal is divided at this mine by a heavy rock in the middle of the breast and in order to get this rock down in an easy manner they worked the bottom breast out first. This was the condition I found this place in, with several slips visible in the rock which should have been taken down before it would be safe to work under; this they intended doing after they had finished loading the car; this, like other cases, they did not do. The treacherous fall crushed the life out of young Tom Williams, who was an excellent young man, and cast a gloom over the little village of Allegany.” [John H. Donahue, Annual Report of the Mine Inspector…, 1910, p. 16)

b. 1835
d. April 4, 1866
a. 31

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

b. May 1906
d. April 10, 1972
a. 65 yrs. 11 mos.

“Mrs. Edna M. Willison, 67, of 99 1/2 East Main Street, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital where she had bee a patient since March 30.
She was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Michaels) Byros.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was a native of Frostburg.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Connelly, Baltimore, and Michael Connelly, at home; a stepbrother, John Gribbet, Baltimore, and three grandchildren.
The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow.” [CET 4-11-1972, p. 16]

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Donald Sause [CET 4-12-1972]

Mrs. Willison was the last person known to be buried in Percy Cemetery.

b. June 2, 1805
d. April 8, 1879
a. 73 yrs. 10 mos. 6 dys.

“Died. Tuesday morning, April 8th, Mrs. Susan Willison, wife of Amos Willison, Esq., of this place, aged 73 years, 10 months and 6 days. Her funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. Church, of which she was a member.”[FMJ 4-12-1879, p. 3]

b. 1872
d. February 1878
a. 6

Notice of young Eddie’s funeral was located in SPL.

b. 1818
d. January 5, 1848
a. 29

“At Eckhart Mines, on Wednesday the 5th inst., Mr. John Wood, a native of Ayrshire, Scotland, in the 30th year of his age.” [ALLEGANIAN, 1-15-1848]

b. June 13, 1849
d. February 12, 1923
a. 73

“Casper Workman, aged 75 [sic], an old resident of Frostburg, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Pete Renotas, 5 South Mechanic street, of asthma. His body was removed to his home, 210 West Main street, Frostburg, this morning. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. William R. Thomas, 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; also one brother, John F. Workman, and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Pressman and Mrs. Gus Zellers. He was a member of Freedom Council, No. 123, Junior Order United American Mechanics, and the Improved Order of Red Men.” [CET 4-12-1923, p. 9]


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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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