Monday, October 23, 2023

October 23, 1938 - Amelia E. Keeney

Amelia E. Keeney
16 March 1914* - 23 October 1938
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

From the author's personal collection

From birth:

Maryland State Archives "Maryland Birth Index 1910-1951 MSA SM27 1-52" Reclaim The Records ( ; accessed 16 October 2023)

To Death:

Maryland State Archives "Maryland Death Certificates 1938-1940 MSA SE43 5953-6780" Reclaim The Records ( ; accessed 16 October 2023)

The obituary:

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
October 24, 1938

    Miss Amelia Elizabeth Keeney, 214 1/2 East Sixth street, died suddenly at University Hospital, Baltimore, Sunday afternoon at 3.20 o'clock. She had been in ill health for five months. She was aged 15 years, 7 months, 7 days. She was a member of Trinity M. E. church, South and the Sunday school of that church, and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Teeney Keeney and one brother, Walter H. Keeney, at home. The body will be taken to the home of her mother this evening and the funeral will take place from Trinity church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment Frederick Memorial cemetery. M. R. Etchison and Son, funeral directors. 

*The Maryland Birth Index has 1923 as the year of birth and the obituary has her age as 15 with the mother being the informant. Not sure about gravestone having 1914 as year of birth. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

March 15, 1960 - Guy W. West

Guy W. West
30 August 1915 - 15 March 1960
Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery
Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland

The News
Frederick, MD
March 16, 1960


     Guy W. West, aged 44, died Tuesday at his home in Harrisburg, Pa.
     Mr. West was well known in this area. He was the manager of the boy's department at Stark Brothers Department store in Harrisburg. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II.
     Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Naomi Collins West, Harrisburg; his mother, Mrs. Flora West of Fairfield, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Charles Gilland, Greenstone, Pa.; and one brother, Donald C. West, Fairfield, Pa.
     Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home in Thurmont. Rev. Claude Corl will officiate. Burial will be made in Apple cemetery, Thurmont. M.L. Creager and Son are funeral directors.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 13, 1939 - Jacqueline Oden

Jacqueline Oden
22 February 1939 - 13 March 1939
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
March 14, 1939

     Jacqueline Oden, infant daughter of Austin and Sarah Hudson Oden, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Emergency Hospital of exhaustion, aged 19 days. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Austin, and three sisters, Lilly, Mary and Betty Oden, all at home.
     Funeral will take place at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon from the funeral home, 8 East Patrick street. Burial will be made in Frederick Memorial cemetery. C. E. Cline and Son, funeral directors.

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