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Obituaries - Dennison

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DENNISON, JOHN G.- (Continued)

Mr. Dennison was a Justice of the Peace with an office on S. Water St. across from the Lutheran Church. During the Civil War, he was a member of Co. G, 188 Pennsylvania Infantry.

b. August 14, 1880
d. April 15, 1939
a. 58 yrs. 8 ms. 1 dys.

“WPA Worker Death Unavoidable—Jury. Three Witnesses Testify That Edmund [sic] Dick Sought Path of Car. A coroner’s jury this morning which held an inquest in the death of Edmond Dick, 55, one-eyed WPA worker, Winchester Road, rendered a verdict of ‘unavoidable accident.’ During the murkiness of Sunday [Mr. Dick was run over by] a car driven by William A. Wilkinson, 49, of Pekin, Md.
Kenneth Eisel and Thomas Bruner, of Eckhart, told the jury they were at the service station of David Holsinger, opposite to the point where Dick was struck, and saw Dick going out into the road and coming back. They said they warned him that he would be killed and Bruner averred Dick replied: ‘I don't care if I do get killed.’ Earl Campbell a half-hour before the accident, said he was driving toward Cumberland when Dick ‘leaped in front of the car, but I missed him by swer[v]ing.’
Among the witnesses were Sheriff and Mrs. Lucian C. Radcliffe, who were driving from Frostburg to Cumberland and saw the accident; Edward B. Dunn, Cumberland; Carl G. Storm, State Police who read the testimony of Ralph C. Kern, Uniontown, Pa., and Dr. James C. Cobey.
Sheriff Radcliffe said Dick, walking along the highway, apparently stumbled or fell into the front of Wilkinson’s car. Other motorists who saw the mishap gave similar testimony.
Officer Storm described the condition of the road and said visibility was very poor. It was shown that Wilkinson swerved his car to avoid the man and that his machine plunged down a slight embankment after grazing the car operated by Sheriff Radcliffe, traveling in the opposite direction.
State's Attorney Morgan C. Harris, who questioned the witnesses before Dr. George P. Paulman, coroner, and the jury, read the testimony of Mr. Wilkinson, whose car struck Dick. Terrence J. Boyle, county investigator, was also present at the inquest, held at Hafer’s Funeral Home.” [CET 4-18-1939, p. 13]

Notice of Mr. Dick's death was also located in SUC.

b. January 31, 1856
d. October 2, 1862
a. 6 yrs. 8 ms. 2 dys.

See Sease Family Chart in Chapter 5.

b. April 15, 1862
d. August 21, 1901
a. 39 yrs. 4 ms. 6 dys.

“Found Dead. Charles Domdera, aged about 35 years, was found dead on Uhl street Thursday morning. No marks indicating violence were found upon him, ‘death resulting from natural causes’ was the medical judgment of Dr. J.C. Cobey, later corroborated by inquest.” [FMJ 8-21-1901, p. 2]

“...he was the son of August Domdera (born in Borna, Saxony, Germany very near to Leipzig and now part of East Germany) and Elizabeth Schneider Domdera (born in Iba, Hesse, Germany). August and Elizabeth came on the same ship to America in 1856. I surmise they met on shipboard and married then or shortly after their arrival in America. I have never been able to find a record of their marriage. They are my great-grandparents. August Domdera committed suicide on September 13, 1904 (from the Frostburg Mining Journal). His wife had died many years before. I have been unable to find their burial spot.”[letter from Mary M. Carrera, Reseda, CA, 11-23-1986]

Notice of Mr. Domdera's death was located in SPL.

b. August 5, 1877
d. November 1, 1878
a. 1 yr. 2 ms. 27 dys.

“Died. Friday, 1st inst., of diphtheria, LYDIA, infant daughter of Silas and Caroline Duggan, of this place, aged 1 year, 2 months and 27 days.” [FMJ 11-9-1878, p. 3].

Silas Duggan, father of LYDIA, was involved with formation of Frostburg Fire Department in 1878 [Scharf, p. 1487]. He is also noted in the Sketch, 1912, p. 13.


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

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

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