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Obituaries - Workman

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(husband of MARGARET MERRILL WORKMAN - (Continued)

“Funeral of Casper O. Workman. The funeral of Casper O. Workman, aged 75 [sic] years, who died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Peter Renotas, 5 South Mechanic street, Cumberland, Monday morning, was held from the home at 210 West Union street, this afternoon, Rev. Paul A. Weidley, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in the Allegany Cemetery [sic].” (CET 4-14-1923, p. 11]

Notice of Mr. Workman’s death was also found in SPL.

b. October 1845
d. April 16, 1926
a. 80

“Mrs. Margaret Workman, aged 79 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Thomas, 210 West Union street, yesterday afternoon, following two paralytic strokes at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Margaret Renotas, 12 Mechanic street (Cumberland), four weeks ago. Shortly after being stricken, Mrs. Workman was brought to the home of her daughter on West Union street.
Besides the one daughter, Mrs. William Thomas, one brother, Charles Merrill, Meyersdale, Pa., also survives. Twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Thomas residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Percy cemetery. Mrs. Workman had been a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church all her life.” [CET 4-17-1926, p. 10]

Notice of Mrs. Workman's death was also found in SPL.

b. December 14, 1789
d. August 16, 1882
a. 92 yrs. 8 mos. 2 dys.

“Elizabeth Wright passed into the heavens Aug. 16, 1882. Her maiden name was Neff. On George’s Creek, Alleghany (sic) County, Md., lay her father’s farm, and here she was born Dec. 14, 1789. The Rev. Wm. Shaw married her to Mr. Thomas Wright April, 1808. In October, 1809, under pungent conviction of sin, she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church as a seeker of religion, which she found a few months after while on a visit to her brother. From that moment she never doubted her acceptance with God. Until this point became a station in 1860, itinerant preachers found in her home a warm welcome. Among these was Bishop [Francis] Asbury. The sick, the needy, and the distressed shared her bounty. She gave some $13,000 toward the construction of the noble structure in which Frostburg Methodism has its home. Her brother, the late Hon. John Neff, and two of her sisters, united with the Church on the same morning that she did. This was in the ‘Neff Meeting-house.’ Two of these preceded her to the skies. One yet lingers—a twin sister, Mrs. Susan Wright. The Wright and Neff families settled in Alleghany (sic) County, Md., years before the great bed of the George's Creek coal was discovered, or any house marked the site of Frost burgh (sic). Their farms joined, and these twin sisters, Elizabeth and Susan Neff, married sons of the neighboring family. Together they sought Christ and joined the Church. They lived all their days in the vicinity of their early home, and shall doubtless soon be reunited above. The Rev. L.T. Widerman, her former pastor, spoke at the funeral of Mrs. Wright, with just commendation, and many followed her bier. (Signed) J.P. Wright, Frostburgh [sic], Md., October, 1882” [source: unnamed document found in Frostburg Museum]

“Died. In this town, Wednesday evening, August 16, 1882, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, aged 92 years, 8 months and 2 days. The deceased was born on a farm in this county near the old Braddock road. She has been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for many years and died in the full belief of a blessed immortality. Her late husband, Thomas Wright, was at one time a popular farmer here. She leaves a host of relatives, the nearest of whom is a twin sister, Mrs. Susan Wright, and the relict of her husband's brother; she was also the sister of the late John Neff. Her funeral took place yesterday morning from the church of which she was a member, Rev. J.P. Wright officiating.” (FMJ 7-19-1882, p. 3)

b. December 14, 1789
d. January 20, 1886
a. 96 yrs. 1 ms. 6 dys.

“Died. Mrs. Susan Wright, relict of William Wright, deceased, at Walnut Level, near this place, Wednesday morning, January 20, 1886, aged 96 years. Mrs. Wright was the mother-in-law of the late Curtis [sic] M. Graham, and one of the oldest residents of this vicinity. A more extended notice will probably appear next week.” [FMJ 1-23-1886, p. 1]

“Mrs. Susan Wright, relict of William Wright, and twin-sister to Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, only three years deceased, departed this life in hope of a blessed immortality on January 20th, 1886, at the advanced age of 96 years, 1 month, and 11 days. Only a few months ago the body of her son-in-law, the highly esteemed and much lamented Curtain [sic] M. Graham, was laid to rest. Mother Wright for very many years, had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Frostburg. Her advanced age had detained her at her home, a beautiful and massive farm-house on the suburbs
of Frostburg, for a long time. Her constant answer to inquiries concerning her faith in


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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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