Monday, August 7, 2017

National Purple Heart Day - Marshall Joseph Barger Sr

Marshall Joseph Barger Sr
World War II
9 February 1921 - 20 April 1996
Purple Heart
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

August 7 is National Purple Heart Day to honor those men and women injured in the their service to our country. Today's spotlight is on Marshall Joseph "Joe" Barger, Senior.

I was able to find 2 mentions of his service and injury in 1945.

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
March 7, 1945
Page Four

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
August 31, 1945
Page Four

Mr. Barger went on to work for the B&O Railroad in Brunswick for 23 years then operated a hauling business before his retirement. His obituary stated he was a member of the Stedman-Keenan Post 96, American Legion and the B&O Veterans.

Thank you for your service Joe!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27, 1903 - Maria Grams

Maria Grams
6 October 1824 - 27 July 1903
Burkittsville Union Cemetery
Burkittsville, Frederick County, Maryland

The Frederick Daily News
Frederick, MD
July 31, 1903

Mrs. Maria Grams, widow of John N. Grams, died of dysentery, paralysis and the infirmities of old age at her home near Burkittsville on Monday evening, July 27, aged nearly 79 years. Mrs. Grams was the daughter of the late Peter Eccard, and was one of the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of that section. She was a member of the Locust Valley Church of God and was an upright christian lady. She is survived by the following children: David, of Washington, D.C.; Stephen, of Baltimore; Thomas and William, of near Burkittsville; Mrs. Thomas McDade, of near Broad Run; and Mrs. Frank Mentzer, of near Lovettsville, Va. She is also survived by the following stepchildren: Jonathan, of near Burkittsville; Frank, of Sharpsburg; and Mrs. Bettie Putnam, of Ohio. Her funeral took place on Wednesday morning from the Reformed churh, Burkittsville, Rev. A. W. Philower, officiating, assisted by Rev. Wm. Fisher. Internment was made in the Burkittsville Union cemetery.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 24, 1947 - Emanuel Oliver Bowings

Emmanuel Oliver Bowings
October 29, 1894 - July 24, 1947
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

The Frederick News
Frederick, MD
July 25, 1947
Page 5
Emanuel Oliver Bowings

Emanuel Oliver Bowings, World War I veteran, of Buckeystown, died at Newton D. Baker Hospital, Martinsburg, W. Va., Thursday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock after an illness of two years. Hew as aged 52 years and a son of Mrs. Ida May Fontz Bowings Sauer and the late Oliver Bowings. Deceased had seen service in France from October 31, 1918 to September 19, 1919. Surviving, besides his mother residing at Buckeystown, are a sister, Mrs. Robert R. White, two brothers, William M. Bowings, Chambersburg, Pa., and B. F. Bowings, Charles Town, W. Va. The body is at the funeral home, 106 East Church street, where friends may call after noon, Saturday. Funeral services from there. Monday at 12 o'clock noon (DST). Internment in Frederick Memorial Park. M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 13, 1961 - John Edward Kolb

John Edward Kolb
1876 - 13 May 1961
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

Frederick News
Frederick, MD
May 13, 1961

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3, 1926 - Aliene Lavista Wimmer

May 18, 1910 - May 3, 1926
Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Myersville, Frederick County, Maryland

Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1, 1970 - Ida M. Burall

Ida M. Burall
4 March 1873 - 1 May 1970

Central Cemetery
Libertytown, Frederick County, Maryland

The Post
Frederick, MD
May 2, 1979

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 1947 - Merhl M. Crummitt

Mehrl M. Crummitt
1924 - 26 April 1947

Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
April 28, 1947