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Obituaries - Folk

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b. October 3, 1847
d. April 20, 1888
a. 40 yrs. 6 ms. 17 dys.

“Died—Mrs. Mary A. [sic] Folk, wife of Frisby Folk, after a long and painful illness died at her residence on Main St., Friday morning, April 20, 1888. The funeral services will occur on Sunday morning at 10 1/2 o’clock at the English Lutheran Church; interment at the Percy cemetery. Deceased was in her 41st year.” [FMJ 4-21-1888, p. 1]

“Mrs. Mary Catherine Folk was born in Somerset County, Pa., October 7, 1847, and died in Frostburg, Md., April 20, 1888, at the age of 40 years, 6 months and 17 days. The deceased had for many years been a member of the English Lutheran Church, though of late, through family care and declining health, she was prevented from regularly attending worship. For the past three years her health has been gradually failing. The malady that seemed to defy medical skill and finally terminated her life, showed the symptoms of an internal cancer. During the last three weeks of her life she suffered grievously but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and resignation. It seemed hard to leave her husband and six little children, and she would have tarried with them a little longer had it been God’s will but she bowed in humble submission to His providence and died with a firm faith and a lively hope in her Savior. ‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.’ And to His rich mercies and fatherly goodness we commend the bereaved husband and children. May He who has promised to be a mother to the motherless and a friend to the friendless console, comfort and keep them. Even so, Father, for it seemeth good in them.’” [FMJ 4-28-1888, p. 1]

There is a note on Frisby Folk in the Sketch [1912, p. 31.]

b. 1826
d. December 9, 1851
a. 25 yrs.

No other information is available.

b. ca. 1846
d. December 9, 1882
a. ca. 37

“FATAL INJURY IN THE MINE. Hardly a week passes that it is not our painful duty to record a mortal hurt or instant death in the mine from that prolific source of casualties—a fall of coal. About seven o’clock, Saturday evening of last week, David Frew, a miner in the employment of the Borden mining company, while working in a heading of Borden Shaft was caught under a fall of roof. When taken out his head was found to be cut, though apparently not seriously, and one leg mashed badly. He lived, however, only three hours after his hurt. He was about 37 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, a large number of friends and imposing delegates of Knights of Labor and the Knights of Pythias attending. The remains were interred in the old cemetery on the hill.” [FMJ 12-16-1882, p. 3].

“TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. David Frew. The following preamble and resolutions were passed by Washington L.A., No 1513, K. of L. of Frostburg, Md., on the death of DAVID FREW:
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Great Master of the Universe in His wise providence to suddenly remove from our midst our much beloved brother, DAVID FREW, therefore be it— Resolved, That in the death of brother DAVID FREW our Association has sustained the loss of one of its most worthy members—he who never failed to respond when duty called. Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved widow and children and commend them to the gracious keeping of Him who doeth things well. Resolved, That as an especial mark of respect to the memory of our deceased brother, the charter of our Association is draped in mourning for the space of thirty days. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of our deceased brother, and that a similar copy be published in the FROSTBURG MINING JOURNAL. THEOPHILUS SPERRY, JOHN THOMPSON, WILLIAM THOMAS, Committee.” [FMJ 12-23-1882, p. 3]

“At the regular meeting of Frostburg City Lodge, No. 88, K. of P., held Wednesday evening Dec. 20, 1882, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, It has pleased an AllWise Providence, the Creator and Ruler of the Universe, to call from time to eternity our beloved brother, DAVID FREW, it is the sense of this lodge that, by his death, the fraternity of Pythian Knighthood has sustained the loss of one of its most worthy and efficient members. Resolved, That while we cherish the memory of his virtues we will not be unmindful of the admonitory lesson taught by his death—that in the midst of life we are in death. Resolved, That we sympathize sincerely with the bereaved widow and children of our deceased brother and that we hereby proffer them our heartfelt condolence in this sad and afflicting dispensation and commend them to the gracious keeping of the God of all consolation—who tempers the wind to the shorn husband and who is too wise to err and too good to be unkind. Resolved, That the members of the lodge wear a badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be entered up into the records of this lodge and that a copy suitably printed and framed be presented to the widow and a copy be furnished for publication in the columns of the FROST


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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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