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Frostburg United Methodist Church (150th anniversary)

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Frostburg business establishment for years. Owen was also Superintendent of the National Coal Company and the Barton-Georges Creek Valley Coal Company at Carlos. He lived at 45 West Main Street and died in 1893.
(Ruth Carpenter)

ELISABETH HITCHINS, whose maiden name was Jeffries, was the wife of Owen. They were married in Wales and came to the United States in 1852.

JOHN J. KELLER and RUHAMAH MATHENEY KELLER (separate windows) ran a general store in Frostburg across from what is now the Elks home. They lived on West Main Street, and both died before 1900. Mrs. Margaret Ruhamah Keller Mobus of Cumberland is a granddaughter.       (Mrs. M. Mobus)

In Fellowship Hall       
(from left front corner)

THOMAS ROWE was listed in the membership rolls as William Thomas Rowe, marrying Elizabeth McLuckie in May, 1880, at the home of the bride's parents, with James P. Wilson as minister. A miner, Thomas was President and later Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association, which organized and began meeting in our church in 1873. Rev. L. T. Widerman and Owen Hitchins (memorialized in other windows) were among its officers. The Rowes had four children: Mary Belle, born in 1881; Grace Elizabeth, 1883; Edgar Barnett, 1884; and Albert McLuckie, 1887.       (Amy G. Meek)

JAMES HANSON (1846-1920) was the son of Paytoe and Hannah Hanson, who came to this country from England. He worked in the coal mines and was a Mayor of Frostburg at one time. James married Francis Elizabeth Duggan, and they had eight children: Kate, Anna, William (W.D.), Walter, James Henry (Harry), Cora (Hunter), Olive (Wilson), and Mildred (Williams).
There were 15 grandchildren, one of whom was Mary E. Hanson, an active member at present. The family has been historically active in the Frostburg Methodist Church, although William married a Presbyterian and transferred to that church, in which he was active until his death.
(Mary E. Hanson)

JANET R. COOK and WILLIAM H. COOK (separate windows) were faithful members of this church. Born in England February 20, 1859, William came to this country as a child and started working in the mines here at the age of 12. Janet Russell Morton was born March 14, 1859, in Scotland, from where she migrated to Frostburg. William and Janet had 11 children, she


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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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