Obituaries - Biddington
BIDDINGTON, FRANK continued
climbed in beside the animal. Arnold, she testified, did not get on the Yammer machine but thumbed a ride with another motorist, stating he was going only as far as the Finzel road on the National Highway.
Franklin W. Kremer, insurance agent of Cumberland, testified he pulled Yammer from the burning machine after it had crashed at Sand Spring and that he saw a dog leap from the burning machine and flee to the woods. He said he took Yammer to the hospital and later had his hand dressed, which was cut by the broken windshield as he attempted to extricate the driver.
Funeral Services for Frank Biddington, victim of Monday night’s automobile accident, will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m., at the home at Sand Spring, near where the accident occurred. Rev. Walter V. Simon, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Biddington family plot in Percy cemetery.
He was unmarried.” [CET 7-11-1934, p. 7]
“Frank Biddington Rites. Funeral services for Frank Biddington, aged 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Biddington, killed Monday evening, near his home on the Sand Spring Hill, in a motor accident, were held yesterday afternoon. Rev. J.C. Spindler, Capon Bridge, W. Va., former pastor of Grace M.E. Church South, conducted the services and preached the funeral discourse.
The flowerbearers were John Gribbitts [sic], Michael Taccino, [?] Ruffo, Orville Robinson, Charles Ralston and Joseph Elrick; pallbearers: John Rainey, Bernard Harden, Earl and Clarence Griffith, Woodrow Arnold and Oren Crosby. The services were largely attended. Interment was in the family lot in the Percy cemetery.” [CET 7-13-1934, p. 15]
BIDDINGTON, MYLSON J.
b. June 1848
d. January 19, 1927
“Mr. Mylson J. Biddington married Miss Helen E. Atkinson, daughter of Henry R. Atkinson, Esq., of Allegany County. They were married at the residence of the bride's father Tuesday, July 17, 1877, by Rev. D.L. McKenzie.” [FMJ 4-28-1877]
“Mylson Biddington, 75, Native of England, Dead. Mylson Biddington, aged 75 years, died at his home on the National Road, yesterday morning at 6:30 o’clock from old age complications. He had been an invalid for 2 years. Mr. Biddington was born in England and came to Frostburg 55 years ago. Until fifteen years ago he worked as a coal miner. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ellen Biddington, one son, Samuel Biddington, and one daughter, Mrs. Albert Boyer, all of Frostburg. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon from the residence, Rev. Paul A. Weidley, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in the Percy cemetery.” [CET 1-20-1927, p. 14]
Notice of Mr. Biddington's death and funeral were also located in SPL.
(husband of ANN BIDDINGTON)
b. February 12, 1817
d. November 15, 1891
a. 74 yrs. 9 ms. 3 dys.
“Died—Thomas Biddington, of Sand Spring, died Tuesday, November 15th, aged 74 years, 9 months and 3 days. Interment yesterday afternoon in the Percy graveyard. Mr. B. came to this country from the Forest of Dean, England, April 1871 [1870 is probably more correct].” [FMJ 11-21-1891]
BIDDINGTON, WILLIAM CHARLES ELMER
b. September 1903
d. May 23, 1905
a. 1 yr. 8 ms.
William Charles Elmer died of “black diphtheria,” according to a letter from William Biddington, a brother, in 1988.
Notice of the death and funeral of William Charles Elmer were located in SPL.
BITTNER, ADA (IDA) PATIENCE CONRAD
(wife of ELMER E. BITTNER)
d. January 28, 1939
“Mrs. Patience Bittner, 78, widow of Elmer Bittner, died today at her home on Ormond street. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Conrad, pioneer residents of Frostburg. She had a paralytic stroke on January 21. The only survivor is a son, Kirkland Bittner, Leslie, W. Va.” [CET 1-28-1939, p. 2]
“Final rites for Mrs. Patience Bittner, 78, who died Saturday, were conducted yesterday afternoon from the residence, Ormond street, by Rev. Walter V. Simon, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Percy cemetery. The flower bearers were Gordon Plummer and Charles Starkey, and pallbearers, John O’Dell and Marley Pitsenburg, Leslie, W. Va.; Joseph Lynch, Oscar Knieriem, Rudolph Winkler, and Edgar Starkey, this city. Here for the funeral were Mrs. Edith Gerlach, Evans City, Pa.; Mrs. John O'Dell and daughter, Myrtle; Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland Bittner and daughters, Leslie, W. Va., and Mrs. Katherine Britt, Grafton, W. Va.” [CET 1-31-1939, p. 9]
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
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