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

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dying in childbirth of Morton, the eleventh. This left William with the responsibility of seeing that his children attended Sunday School and church. He was especially interested in the Sunday School, where he served as Superintendent for many years. No doubt that this is the reason the children decided to place the window in memory of their parents on the lower level, where the Sunday School was held at that time.

All their children have been members of this Church and served it and the Lord faithfully. The children were John, Janet (Mrs. William H. Ryan), Margaret (Mrs. Irvin Gilbert), Violet (Mrs. Harry Payne), William, Mary (Mrs. "Bud" Neal), Pearl (Mrs. Thomas Elias), Alvan, Walter, Russell and Morton. At present several of their grandchildren and one greatgrandchild worship here. Mary Ann Cook is the wife of Albert, son of John. Mr. Cook left the mines to start a general store on Bowery Street, which later became the grocery store known as Wm. H. Cook and Sons.
(Mary Ann Cook)

WARREN DELANO KELLER, cousin of Mrs. M. Ruhamah Mobus, was commander of The Salvation Army in Cumberland when they built their building on Mechanic Street in that city. He was instrumental in helping The Salvation Army because they were so good to soldiers in World War I, when he was in the Army. John J. Keller and his wife, Kate, were uncle and aunt to Mrs. Mobus.       (Mrs. M. Ruhamah Keller Mobus)

JOSEPHINE DELANO was the daughter of the head of Fire Brick Works. She served as postmistress at Ellerslie. She was a relative of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who at one time visited the family in Mount Savage. Josephine was the grandmother of Eva Jo Clark Kemp, a good worker in our church until her death.       (Annetta Marshall)

ANNA E. HITCHINS HEFELBOWER was the daughter of Owen and Elisabeth Hitchins of 45 West Main Street. Her husband was Rev. S. G. Hefelbower, a Lutheran minister, who later became the President of Gettysburg College.
(Ruth Carpenter)

AMINTA HITCHINS was the sister of Mrs. Anna Hefelbower. They had two brothers, Joseph H. and W. Gladstone Hitchins. Known affectionately as "Miss Minnie," she was a teacher of the Ladies' Bible Class. Being very interested in the Mission Program of the Church, she left a trust fund to the Church.       (Ruth Carpenter, Amy Meeks)


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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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