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Frostburg United Methodist Church (150th anniversary, 1835-1985)

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property). He owned the Ritter Watts Inn, later the Episcopal parsonage. A Frostburg councilman in 1872 and 1874, he was the father of Davisson Armstrong, a devout member for many years.

JULIA A. ARMSTRONG was the wife of James. Their daughter, Molly, gave piano lessons to many of the youngsters in the community.       (Grace Filer)

L. M. GORSUCH (for whom there are two windows) came from Westminster and lived at 78 West Main Street. His parents were Quakers who left Switzerland because of persecution. Owning a livery stable (where Price's warehouse is now) and a large brickyard, he was a philanthropist, supplying Sunday School clothes for poor children and sponsoring night school classes for his employees. Mrs. John Caldwell was his daughter. The unusual stairway extending onto the sidewalk was allowed by a special act of the Maryland Legislature. He retired to Westminster. (Lucinda Kreiling, Annetta Marshall, Amy Meek)

SARAH C. FROST, whose maiden name was Turner, married Thomas W. Frost on December 28, 1881. She was President of the Ladies' Aid Society for over 25 years and helped in many enterprises of the Church. The Thomas Frosts lived at 79 West Main Street and had no family. She was Betty Garlitz's great aunt. (Ruth Carpenter)


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Anniversary Committee, Frostburg United Methodist Church


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Frostburg (Md.); Frostburg (Md.), History; United Methodist Church (U.S.), History. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1835-1985

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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