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Obituaries - Fisher

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day night Mr. Fisher was aroused from his peaceful slumber by the noise of a crowd of men and boys outside of his house—who after visiting the houses of the other six men and ascertained whether they intended to go to work the next day—returned uttering all sorts of harsh words and threats, for his working the full day, and not answering to their call. Soon words gave vent to harder assaults, when Mr. Fisher discharged two loads—in the air—from his revolver endeavoring to frighten them, but without success. The mob then began to throw stones—under command of their captain—at the house, smashing the windows and battering the door very badly. Mr. Fisher’s wife and two children had to fly for their lives, while Mr. Fisher ‘held the fort’ by sheltering himself from the stones being thrown behind such furniture as he could find. State’s Attorney Boyd on hearing of the fracas telegraphed for Mr. Fisher to come to Cumberland and state his troubles, and if possible point out some of the perpetrators. Mr. Fisher went to Cumberland on Tuesday and stated the facts substantially as above. He said he was unable to identify any of the parties as they had their faces blackened. The mob’s number is not exactly known but it is supposed to be between fifty and one hundred. Sheriff Bauer came here on Tuesday evening for the purpose working [sic] up the case and bringing the guilty parties to justice. So far there has been no arrests made, and any information as to the guilty party or parties that the Sheriff may have obtained, has not for prudential reasons been made public.” [FMJ 8-18-1877, p. 3]

Mr. Fisher’s home was located on Beall’s Lane. Notice of his death and funeral were located in SUC.

Elizabeth Fischer, a descendant of Christian’s, died in 1987. Notice of her death was located in the Cumberland News, 2281987, p. 7. She was interred in Frostburg Memorial Park.

b. June 1823
d. July 9, 1909
a. 86

“At the home of Mrs. Thomas Richards, Consolidation Mines, Friday, July 9, 1909, Mrs. Marian Foley, aged 88 years.” [FMJ 7-17-1909, p. 2]

“Miss Marion [sic] Foley, aged 88 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Richards, at the Old Consolidation Mines, near here on Friday. The funeral took place on Sunday. Internment was made in the old Percy cemetery, Rev. F.R. Wagner, officiating.” [CET 7-12-1909, p. 3]

“Marian Burton was born ca. 1823 to Ira E. Burton and Nancy/Kitty Green Burton in Virginia, according to her death certificate. Brothers and sisters include: Alexander, Ellen, John Wesley, William, Lyttleton, and Thomas. Nancy (mother) died in 1845; Ira (father) remarried Maria McKensie (McKenzie), the widow of Levi McKensie and daughter of Jesse and Catherine (Winter) McKenzie in 1849 in Allegany County. She married William Foley on August 17, 1848, in Allegany County, MD. She had 3 known children: Mary, b. Feb. 1848 and who married Thomas Richards; Frank, b. ca. 1851; Dudley, b. ca. 1855.” [from a letter from Gloria V. Gatewood, Huntingtown, MD, 1151987]

Notice of Mrs. Foley’s death was also located in SPL.

b. June 18, 1857
d. April 13, 1916
a. 58 yrs. 9 ms. 25 dys.

“Charles W. Folk, aged 58 years, died last night at his home on Linden street following six months illness of miners asthma and heart trouble. He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Edward, Clarence, George, Miss Myrtle, all of Frostburg; Mrs. Rachel Fowler, of Midlothian; Mrs. Nellie Coder, of Mongoe, Indiana; Mrs. Lillie Richardson, of Frostburg; and one brother, Frisby F. Folk, of Cumberland. Mr. Folk was a member of Lodge No. 348, Loyal Order of Moose. He was a native of Frostburg. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon from his late home. Rev. H.H. Beidelman will officiate.” [CET 4-14-1916, p. 5]

“The funeral of Mr. Chas. W. Folk, who died Thursday night will take place from his home, Linden street, on Sunday at 2:30 o’clock. The Loyal Order of Moose, of which he was a member, will attend in a body. Services will be held at the grave. Rev. H. H. Biedelman will officiate. Interment will be made in Allegany [sic] cemetery.” [CET 4-15-1916, p. 3]

“The funeral of Mr. Chas. W. Folk, who died on Thursday took place on Sunday at 2:30 from his late home on Linden street. Services were conducted at the home by Rev. H. H. Biedelman, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran church and interment was made in the Percy Cemetery. Frostburg Lodge No. 348 Loyal Order of Moose attended in a body. The pallbearers were John R. Smith, Jas. N. Parker, Chas. Wade, Thomas Powell, Henry Hartig and Chas. Wageman. Flower bearers, John Close, John Eisel and Henry Walbert.” [CET 4161916, p. 3]


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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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