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

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RUTH HICKS LEATHAM and CHARLES H. LEATHAM (1844-1909) were natives of St. Just Parish, Cornwall County, England. They were married in Cumberland on December 30, 1872, by Rev. Henry Nice, with Mathias Rodda as Witness. Charles was head of the gas company in this area.       (Jane Wilson)

NELL Mc WILLISON was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Willison of 59 Bowery Street. Born December 18, 1883, and dying March 19, 1920, she was an early graduate of the State Normal School. (Ruth Carpenter.)

MARY HOSKEN TIDDY was married to Samuel Tiddy in 1879. Samuel was a church member for over 30 years, was active in the Sunday School for 20 years, and also served as choir director. He was Mayor of Frostburg for the years from 1915 to 1918.

JANE JEFFRIES and JABEZ JEFFRIES were the parents of Nan Jeffries, who was a good worker in the church for many years. Jane's maiden name was Grose. As a Sunday School teacher, she was known for telling beautiful Christmas stories. (Ruth Carpenter)

M. FRANCIS LOGSDON and her husband, Hiram Logsdon, lived on Wood Street. For years she was a primary-level Sunday School teacher. (Annetta Marshall)

CHARLES G. BOND was the son of Thomas and Cecelia Bond, a telephone operator for the Consolidation Coal Company, and a member and worker with the Epworth League.       (Arthur Bond, Sr.)

FRANK ROBERTS (window in the kitchen), the son of Annie (Rodda) Roberts and Christopher Roberts II, was born in Frostburg in 1902 and died in 1920. His grandfather was memorialized in a sanctuary window. (June Wilson)       

In the Stairwell to the Sanctuary       
(small windows)

GEORGE MEECE PRICE was the son of David Davies and Sallie Robinson Price. He died at the age of 6 in 1903. Other children were Thomas W. (father of Mary Jane Hager), Edythe P. Jeffries, Willard, Alice Katherine McKernon, and Mary Mildred Reed (Lynne) (Mary Jane Hager)

HAZEL TIDDY was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Tiddy (see John and E. R. Tiddy, above). She died at the age of 12.
In the Church Parlor       

LUTHER T. WIDERMAN, D.D. was a minister of our church from 1872 to 1875.
He is remembered for his untiring efforts to reduce the debt of $31,500 for the present church's construction. Owen Hitchins saw him as


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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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