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7401 Vera Ellen DURST (Lawrence Delbert-3, Nancy Ellen MCKENZIE-2, John M.-1) was born on 22 Aug 1913 in New Germany, Garrett Co., Maryland. She died on 15 Oct 2006 in Barberton, Summit Co., Ohio. GRANTSVILLE - Vera Ellen Merrill, 93, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at Manor Care, Barberton, Ohio. Born Aug. 22, 1913, in New Germany, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Delbert and Manie Elizabeth (Broadwater) Durst. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard M. Merrill, Dec. 17, 1972; one daughter, Jacqueline L. Wilt; three granddaughters, Dana Simmons, Janet Hall and Vivian Hetrick; four brothers, Blaine, Gideon, Glenn and Paul Durst and three sisters, Gladys Durst, Dailey Rice and Ruby Jenkins. Mrs. Merrill was a member of God's Ark of Safety, Frostburg. She was also a member of the Grantsville Firemen's Auxiliary; member of the Concerned Women of America and a former member of New Germany Homemaker's Club. Surviving are two daughters, Cleo E. Hetrick, Barberton, and Dailey C. Kaeser, Tullahoma, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Everett Spence officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to God's Ark of Safety or the charity of the donor's choice. Cumberland Times-News obituary Durst, Vera Ellen (I06810)
 
7402 Vergie Gertrude McKenzie, 82, Grantsville, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at the Dennett Road ManorNursing Home, Oakland. Born Dec. 22, 1917, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella (Hemmings) Garlitz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dayton A. McKenzie, and two sons, Dalton Anthony McKenzie and Patrick James McKenzie. She was a member of Old St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton. Survivors include seven sons, John William McKenzie, Brian Francis McKenzie, Edward Julius McKenzie, and Harold Joseph McKenzie, all of Grantsville, Larry David McKenzie, Oakland, and Norman Alfonsis McKenzie, Friendsville; one daughter, Agnes Viola Yutzy, Grantsville, and numerous grand-children and great-grand-children. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Shrine, Avilton, on Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William Moody as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery. MD Death Notice and Obituary Collection Garlitz, Virgie Gertrude (I02972)
 
7403 Verna Virginia MCKENZIE (George Thomas-4, John L.-3, Samuel J.-2, John M.-1) was born on 11 Jun 1909 in West Virginia. She died on 12 Jan 1999 in Upper Glade, Webster Co., West Virginia. Charleston Gazette, December 5, 2003 - Verna V. McClure, MANASSAS, Va. - Verna V. McClure, 89, of Manassas, formerly of Upper Glade, W.Va., died Jan. 12, 1999, in Annaburg Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.She was former operator of the McClure Grocery Store, Upper Glade, and a Methodist. Surviving: daughter, Kathleen Luchsinger of O'Fallon, Ill.; sons, Troy of Winlock, Wash., Douglas of London, Ky., Merlin "Thomas" of Marshall; sisters, Ruby Cottrill of Upper Glade, Myrtle Woodring of Cowen, W.Va., Rhoda Kilpatrick of Sun City Center, Fla., Georgia Hildreth of Alexandria; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Morris Funeral Home, Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne officiating. Burial will be in Handschumacher Cemetery, Upper Glade. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. McKenzie, Verna Virginia (I07786)
 
7404 Verna Virginia MCKENZIE and Leo David MCCLURE were married on 11 Apr 1927 in Pocahontas Co., West Virginia. Leo David MCCLURE was born on 19 Mar 1907 in Pocahontas Co., West Virginia. He died on 28 Dec 1955 in Pocahontas Co., West Virginia.

He is buried in the Handshumaker Cemetery , Upper Glade, West Virginia. 
McClure, Leo David (I07787)
 
7405 Vernard A. GRIFFITH was born about 1930 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland.

He died on 15 Oct 1980 at the age of 50 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohi
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Vernard A. Griffith, 50, of Boston Heights, died yesterday in Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights. Born in Frostburg, Md., he was a son of Laura P. (McKenzie) Griffith, of 24 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, and the late William Griffith. He was a member of the VFW of Northfield, Boston Heights Fireman's Association, Northfield Fisherman?s Club and a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are one daughter, Marilyne Griffith, and three sons, Michael Griffith and David Griffith, all of Solon, William Griffith; six brothers, George Griffith, Maryland; Robert Griffith, Boston Heights; Russell Griffith, Oakdale, Calif.; Joe Griffith and Clayton Griffith, both of Portsmouth, Va.; Blaine Griffith, Hagerstown, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. Nancy Grant, Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Jaine Cumiskey, Huntington,W.Va. Friends will be received at the Johnson Romito Funeral Home, 19 East Main Street, Hudson, Ohio, tomorrow. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Allen Richardson. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boston Heights. Published in The Cumberland (MD) News, Thursday, October 16, 1980  
Griffith, Vernard A. (I42947)
 
7406 Vernon L. Johnson. Source (S013196)
 
7407 Veteran of the French and Indian War and of the American Revolution. Longley, Joseph (I25674)
 
7408 Vickie BRIDGES was born on 26 Nov 1954. She died on 21 Oct 2001 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland.

MOUNT SAVAGE - Vicki Bridges DeVore, 46, of Mount Savage, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1954, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Letha Bridges, a resident of Lions Manor Nursing Home, and the late Eugene Bridges. Vicki was employed at Allegany County Nursing Home in the dietary department. She was a member of Mount Savage United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Samuel H. DeVore; her grandmother, Bessie M. Pugh, a resident of Lions Manor Nursing Home; two sisters, Patti Beal and husband Terry, Mount Savage, Donnagene Witt and husband Roger, Wellersburg; one brother, Eugene Bridges II and wife Lisa, Chesapeake, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews who thought there was nobody like Aunt Vic. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Broome Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Mount Savage Methodist Cemetery.

She was buried on 24 Oct 2001 in Mount Savage, Allegany Co., Maryland. 
Bridges, Vickie (I33547)
 
7409 VIENNA, Va. ? Victor C. Wilson, 92, of Vienna, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 24, 1994 in Fairfax Hospital. Born July 26, 1902 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Calvin and Anna Mae (Crowe) Wilson. His wife Pansy G. Wilson preceded him in death Sept. 22, 1994. Mr. Wilson was a retired mechanic for the city of Fairfax and was a charter member of the Fairfax Assembly of God Church. Surviving are one son, Delbert Wilson, Sr. of Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Charolette Folk of Frostburg, Wilma Phillips of Dewitt, Va., Sandy Price and Vicki Butler, both of Fairfax; three sisters, Velma McKenzie and Mabel McKenzie, both of Frostburg, and Pansy Merrill of Barton; 23 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Earl V. Karl officiating. Interment will be in Blocher Cemetery. The Cumberland Times-News, December 27, 1994 Wilson, Victor C. (I43945)
 
7410 Vincent A. McKenzie, 73, formerly of Cumberland, died yesterday at his home at Wilcox Way, Columbus, Ga. Born December 10, 1897 in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Enoch A. and Margaret (Rohman) McKenzie. He was a retired machinist for the B & O Railroad and had been residing in Georgia for seven years. Surviving are his widow, Virginia (Huffman) McKenzie; two sons, Vincent A. McKenzie, Jr., and Robert McKenzie, both of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Seebly, Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Enoch A. McKenzie, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Mantheiy, Ridgeley; Mrs. Marian Wills, this city, and four grandchildren. Services and interment will be in Columbus. The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1971. McKenzie, Vincent Ambrose Sr. (I10821)
 
7411 Vincent E. WEIMER (Edward Francis-4, Ozias-3, Drucilla Ann MCKENZIE-2, John M.-1) was born about 1900 in Meyersdale, Summit Township, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He died on 28 Mar 1982 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. Vincent E. Weimer, 82, of 17 Mt. Pleasant Street, was dead on arrival at Frostburg Community Hospital, Cumberland, Md., March 28, 1982. A native of Meyersdale, he was a son of the late Edward Weimer and Sarah (Chaney) Weimer. He was married three times and was preceded in death by his first two wives, Mrs. Mary Margaret (Capel) Weimer, and Mrs. Marie (Basenger) Weimer. He was a retired lumber dealer and member of St. Michael's Church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie I. (Broadwater) Weimer; three daughters, Mrs. Bernadette (Shumaker), Frostburg, Md.; Mrs. Rosemary Murray, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Joanne Stevens, LaVale, Md.; one son, William V. Weimer, Frostburg; four brothers, Horace Weimer, Frostburg; Stanley Weimer, Ambrose Weimer, and Alphonse Weimer, all of Avilton, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Detrick, Bellville; Mrs. Evelyn Culp; four stepchildren; 12 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren. Friends were received at Durst Funeral Home. The Republic, Meyersdale, April 1, 1982

Vincent E. WEIMER and Marie SHORT were married. Marie SHORT (daughter of John A. SCHARDT and Mary Frances (Mollie) Bowers) was born about 1904 in Salisbury, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 27 Jun 1975 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. FROSTBURG ? Mrs. Marie R. Weimer, 71, of 17 Mt. Pleasant Street, was dead on arrival at Frostburg Community Hospital today. Born in Salisbury, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John Short and Mary (Bowers) Short(sic Schardt). Mrs. Weimer was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church. Surviving are her husband, Vincent E. Weimer; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Ball, Newark, Del.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bernadette Shumaker, Frostburg; Mrs. Rose Mary Murray, Baltimore; Mrs. Joanne Stevens, LaVale; and stepson, William Weimer, Frostburg; one brother, Robert Short, York, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Clauson, Saltsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Julia Geiger, and Mrs. Jean LaRue, both of Meyersdale, Pa.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will he received at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1975 
Weimer, Vincent E. (I09039)
 
7412 Vincent E. WEIMER and Mary Margaret CAPEL were married. Mary Margaret CAPEL was born about 1905 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. She died on 9 Jan 1949 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. FROSTBURG?Mrs. Mary Margaret Weimer, 44, of 17 Mt. Pleasant Street, died yesterday afternoon in Miner's Hospital where she had been a patient for three days. A native of Frostburg, she is survived by her husband, Vincent Weimer, her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. William Capel; three daughters, Mrs. Franklin Shumaker, Frostburg; Miss Rosemary Weimer, and Miss Joann Weimer; a son, William, Jr., all at home, and a grandson. Services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in St. Anne's Cemetery, Avilton, Garrett County. The Cumberland Evening Times, January 10, 1949 V Capel, Mary Margaret (I09145)
 
7413 Viola Lee MCKENZIE was born on 14 Jan 1916 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. She died on 10 Jul 1916 in Westernport, Allegany Co., Maryland. Death Certificate courtesy of Don Kagle. McKenzie, Viola Lee (I12463)
 
7414 Viola Mae Orner, 76, of Meyersale RD 3, and formerly of West Salisbury, died March 3, 1996, at Meyersdale Manor Nursing Home. Born Jan. 24, 1920, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Mary (Fazenbaker) Wilt. Also preceded in death by her husband, George Henry Orner, May 1972. Survivors include a son, Roger, Meyersdale; 5 daughters: Ruth Miller, Willowick, Ohio; Helen Minick, Salisbury; Shelva Conn, Meyersdale; Joann Werner, Springs; Shirley Anderson, Middletown, Md.; 2 brothers: Floyd and Silas Wilt Jr., both of Meyersdale; sister, Priscilla Showalter, LaVale, Md.; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Member of Meyersdale United Methodist Church. Newman Funeral Home Inc., Salisbury, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Barry Weyant officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery. Daily American, March 5, 1996 Wilt, Viola Mae (I15133)
 
7415 Viola MCKENZIE (James McClelland-3, Ambrose G.-2, John M.-1) was born about 1901 in Pocahontas, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 22 Jul 1980 in Akron, Summit Co., Ohio.

Viola Zurbach, 79, died July 22, 1980, in Akron. Ohio. She was the daugher of the late James McKenzie and Rebecca (Bolden) McKenzie of Pocahontas. Her husband, Leo Zurbach, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James Zurbach and Kenneth Zurbach, both of Akron; a daughter, Mary, Venice, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Mary Blank, Mt. Savage, Md.; a brother, James McKenzie, Akron, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews in the Maryland area. Services and interment will be in Akron, Ohio. The Republic, July 31, 1980 
McKenzie, Viola (I01596)
 
7416 Virgie C. MINICK (daughter of John Walter MINICK and Regina or Mary Jean LAYTON) was born on 19 May 1916 in Frog Hollow, Garrett Co., Maryland. She died on 16 May 2005 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. FROSTBURG - Virgie C. McKenzie, 88, of Frostburg, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Center._Born May 19, 1916 in Frog Hollow, Garrett County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Regina (Layton) Minick. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hubert "Bud" McKenzie; one daughter, Catherine Twigg; one brother, John "Bud" Minick; one son-in-law, Jack L. Burner Sr.; two infant grandsons; and one great-grandson._She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas, and St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, and Eastern Garrett Ladies Auxiliary; and attended Midland Day Care. She volunteered at Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Surviving are four sons, John J. McKenzie and wife Alice, Frostburg, Jimmy McKenzie and wife Cecelia, Hancock, Jerry McKenzie, Cumberland, and William "Buz" McKenzie and wife Vicky, Williamsport; five daughters, Mary Agnes Burner, Frostburg, Juanita Kelsay and friend, Michael, Frostburg, Carol "Katie" Frost, and husband Ron, Frostburg, Wilda Deal and husband Donald, Pocahontas, and Judy Rodeheaver and husband Dwain, McHenry; one brother, Odell Minick and wife Betty, LaGrange, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the center of her big family, where she blessed many lives She loved baseball, flowers, and always dressed immaculately. She was known for her sense of fashion and was known as the Valentine Queen. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, P.A., 60 W. Main St., Frostburg, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Father Edward Hendricks as celebrant. Pallbearers will be John Mark McKenzie, Jackie Lee Burner Jr., William Twigg, Andrew McKenzie, Donald Deal, Brent McKenzie, and Jamie Rodeheaver. Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Carol Frost, 19126 National Highway, NW, Frostburg, MD 21532.

Vergie G. McKenzie SSN: 198-50-7144 Last Residence: 21550 Oakland, Garrett, Maryland of America Born: 22 Dec 1917 Died: 25 Apr 2000 State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1973 )

She was buried on 19 May 2005 in Finzel Cemetery, Finzel, Garrett Co., Maryland. 
Minnick, Vergie Catherine (I07545)
 
7417 VIRGIL D. "BUDDY" MCKENZIE JR.
SPRINGFIELD, W.Va. - Virgil DeSalles "Buddy" McKenzie Jr., 49, of Springfield, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, at his residence.

Born Dec. 1, 1948, in Cumberland, he was the son of Virgil DeSalles McKenzie Sr. and Mary E. (Flynn) McKenzie, of Cumberland, Md.

Mr. McKenzie was in the U.S. Army for three years, where he held the rank of sergeant. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Combat Infantry Badge, a Rifle Expert Medal for Marksmanship, an Army Commendation Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He loved fishing and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Sheila (Oster) McKenzie; four daughters, Tammy McKenzie and Pamela McKenzie, both of Romney, Alyssa McKenzie and Kayla Marie McKenzie, both at home; two sons, Jeremiah McKenzie and Shawn McKenzie, both at home; one sister, Mary T. (McKenzie) Rogers, Winchester, Va.; and six brothers, Ira McKenzie, Patrick McKenzie, John McKenzie, Brian McKenzie, Kevin McKenzie and Mark McKenzie, all of Cumberland.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from noon to 1 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry A. Eisenhour officiating. Interment will be in the Springfield Hill Cemetery.

Military honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard.

McKenzie, Virgil Desalles Jr. (I00076)
 
7418 Virgil D. Hinkle, 62, of 512 Ridgewood Avenue, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to Memorial Hospital. He was a weighmaster for the B & O here and had been an employee of the company 41 years. Mr. Hinkle, who resided here about 50 years, was born in Elkins, W.Va. a son of the late Philmore H. and Mary Virginia (Wentling) Hinkle. He was a member of St. John?s Lutheran Church and Fort Cum ? (line missing) of Railway Clerks. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Atlanta (Tichnell) Hinkle, a daughter, Mrs. Juanita McKenzie, city; a son, James V. Hinkle, Oakland; a sister, Mrs. Rose B. Beall, city, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Russell E. Fink, pastor of St. John?s Church, and interment will be in Davis Memorial Burial Park. Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, September 18, 1959 Hinkle, Virgil D. (I41291)
 
7419 Virgil D. McKenzie Sr. (Cumberland)

September 20, 2006 09:46 am

? CUMBERLAND - Virgil DeSalles McKenzie Sr., 84, of Cumberland, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at his home.
Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Galltzian L. and Helen Marie (Goldsworthy) McKenzie. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. (Flynn) McKenzie; three sons Virgil D. McKenzie Jr., Michael F. McKenzie and Patrick J. McKenzie; and two brothers.
Mr. McKenzie was retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. After leaving high school and serving with the U.S. Army during World War II, Virgil was awarded his honorary high school diploma from Allegany High School on Nov. 11, 1999. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; American Legion, Fort Cumberland Post 13; Catholic War Veterans, Victor Trambillo Post 1712; Henry Hart Post 1411; and Secular Order of St. Francis. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Shade, Cumberland; five sons, Ira V. McKenzie, John F. McKenzie, Brian C. McKenzie, Kevin J. McKenzie and Mark L. McKenzie, all of Cumberland; one brother, George V. McKenzie, Cumberland; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, (scarpellifh.com) Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. The Rosary will be recited Thursday at 4:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Friday at 10 a.m. with Father James Kurtz, OFM, Cap., as celebrant. Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.

Virgil wrote a 110 page book on the History of the McKenzies. Michael A. McKenzie intends to post it on the McKenzies of Early Maryland web site so that everyone will have an opportunity to review it.

On August 22, 2013, Frank McKenzie sent the following email to Michael A. McKenzie:

Attached is a list of the old forts with Fort McKenzie that Virgil talks about in his book (page 6).

NAMES, LOCATIONS, & DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT OF FORTS IN WEST VIRGINIA
From: MYERS' HISTORY OF WEST VIRGINIA, Volume 1, Chapter XII, pages
159-181. Compiled by S. Myers, 1915. Published by The Wheeling
News Lithograph Company

MAMc cut and pasted the information pertaining to Fort McKenzie:

-FORT MCKENZIE-
This fort was located on the South Branch of the Potomac. Exact location not known. Probably erected by Captain Robert McKenzie some time prior to the year 1757.

From Sheryl Kelso: July, 2014: CUMBERLAND (AP) ? Virgil McKenzie digs the past. The Cresaptown native has spent the past 30 years unearthing remnants of the region's Native American civilization and of settlers who were heading west. With help from family members. Mr. McKenzie began exhuming arrowheads, tools and other Indian artifacts hidden beneath the earth of a Seymour Bottom, W.Va., farm he owned in 1968. Mr. McKenzie said his former home served as an Indian camp through the late 1700s. One of the family's first discoveries there was a bust of an Indian warrior or chief. The facial features are still distinguishable on the reddish clay sculpture, which stands about six inches high. Mr. McKenzie's son, Mark, then only 9, found the bust in a pile of rocks on the property. "I wasn't sure what it was, but I thought it was something valuable," Mark McKenzie said. Over the next four years, Mr. McKenzie found more than 20 arrowheads, several tomahawk heads and tools used to clean animal skins and prepare the pelts used for clothing. His centuries-old discoveries adorn a second-floor room of his Maryland Avenue residence and are detailed in a book he published a few years ago. Three rounded stones sit on his desk. In a prior life, the smooth, egg-size rocks served as ammunition for a leather sling, a common weapon used against other tribes and white settlers. The most bizarre item in his collection is a denture plate chiseled from stone. It follows the curvature of the jawbone and appears to have been worn as a set of dentures. These ersatz teeth gave their wearer a stone edge with which to gnaw food. Mr. McKenzie's collection includes more than American Indian artifacts. Years ago Mr. McKenzie and his wife, Mary, were newlyweds living east of Cumberland. While chopping wood one day McKenzie's ax blade struck a ball from a muzzleloader embedded deep in a tree. He believes the ball to be at least 100 years old. His most recent discovery is what the McKenzies believe may be a button from a British soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War. At first glance he and his son thought they'd found a coin. Mr. McKenzie said the insignia on the button hints it may have decorated the coat of one of King George Ill's men. The Frederick News Post, August 18, 1997 
McKenzie, Virgil Desalles Sr. (I03608)
 
7420 Virginia "Ginny" PHILLIPS was born on 4 Sep 1926 in Washington, D.C..

She died on 18 May 2002 at the age of 75 in Frederick, Frederick Co., Maryland.
Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" A. McKenzie, 75, of 5618 Boone Ave., Frederick, died Saturday, May 18, at College View Center, Frederick. She was the wife of Blaine J. McKenzie, whom she married Jan. 1, 1949. Born Sept. 4, 1926, in Washington, she was a daughter of the late Melvin W. and Katherine E. Olden Phillips. Mrs. McKenzie was formerly a member of Brownsville Church. She had worked with Sagner's Inc., Frederick, for many years. She enjoyed flowers and was an avid fan of the World Wrestling Federation. Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Norma Dean Runkles and husband Floyd of Mount Airy, Leo Blaine McKenzie and wife Kay of Knoxville, Harold Leroy McKenzie and wife Patsy of Knoxville, and Donna Marie McKenzie Crum and husband Todd of Frederick; eight grandchildren, Sandra Runkles Cavangh, Teresa Jean Tomasini, Tanya Marie Flabbi, Kimberly Dawn Moore, Michael Joseph McKenzie, Ashley Ann McKenzie, Bradley Scott Crum and Emily Nicole Crum; seven great-grandchildren, Amanda, Shannon, Taylor, Justin, Amanda, David and Briana; two sisters, Frances Runkles of Knoxville, and Pauline Lawson of New Market; two brothers, Bill Phillips of Brunswick, and Buck Phillips of Knoxville; one brother-in-law, Oliver McKenzie and wife Bertha; two sisters-in-law, Lena Swanson and husband Ernie, and Ruth Elaine Summers; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. McKenzie was preceded in death by one son, Wayne Webber; one brother, Frank Phillips; and one sister, Elizabeth Diehl. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the funeral home. The Rev. Ronald E. Reaves, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Frederick News Post, Frederick, MD, May 20, 2002  
Phillips, Virginia (Ginny) (I38967)
 
7421 Virginia 1910 Census Miracode Index. Source (S013200)
 
7422 Virginia B. Bradley (Wilson L.-4, Margaret MCKENZIE-3, Hilleary Aloysius-2, Samuel J.-1) was born on 2 Sep 1922 in Lonaconing, Allegany Co., Maryland. She died on 27 Jun 2009 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. June 28, 2009, Cumberland Times-News.

CUMBERLAND ? Virginia B. Connor, 86, of Cumberland, formerly of Lonaconing, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the WMHS-Braddock Campus, Cumberland. Born Sept. 2, 1922, in Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late Wilson L. Bradley and Eva (McCormick) Bradley. She married Thomas ?Tim? Connor on March 13, 1942, after attending Frostburg State College for 2 years. She had worked for Dr. Paul E. Frey, Dr. Richards and Dr. Leslie R. Miles as an assistant and secretary. She was Episcopalian and a member of St. Peter?s Episcopal Church, Lonaconing. In 1985, she moved to Washington Street in Cumberland. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Thomas ?Tim? Connor, of Cumberland. At her request, she was cremated. Family and friends will be received at St. Peter?s Episcopal Church, Lonaconing, on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the church, following the receiving of family and friends, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Sloan officiating. Inurnment will be held at Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg. Arrangements are being handled by the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home P.A., Lonaconing. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Peter?s Episcopal Church, 6 St. Peter?s Place, Lonaconing, MD 21539. 
Bradley, Virginia B. (I11079)
 
7423 Virginia C. (Layman) DeWitt, 65, of Frostburg, died Thursday, December 26, 2013 surrounded by family at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center after a long illness. Born on April 11, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Blaine and Mary Layman of Finzel. She was also preceded in death by her brother Michael Layman. Virginia is survived by her husband, Chester F. DeWitt, of Cumberland; three sisters, Angela Llewellyn and husband George, Teresa Winner Bowen, of Frostburg, and Margaret Stewart of Cumberland; two brothers, Anthony Layman and wife Alma of Finzel and Bernard Layman of Glen Burnie; and nineteen nieces and nephews. After graduation from Beall High School in 1966, Virginia moved to Alexandria, Va. and was a legal secretary for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. She married Chester in 1969 and later they built their home near Hillsboro, Virginia. She also worked in the Financial Office of Mitre Corporation in McLean, Virginia until 1989. Durst Funeral Home obituary posted December 27, 2013 Layman, Virginia C. (I07560)
 
7424 Virginia Mae McKenzie passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home at age 84. Virginia was born on April 20, 1932, to Albert and Gertrude Broadwater. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Leonard F. McKenzie, in 2008; and a granddaughter, Heather Haslacker, in 2010. Virginia was also preceded in death by a sister, Alma Bowman; and a brother, Bill Broadwater. Virginia is survived by a son, Steve McKenzie, Frostburg; daughters, Cecelia McQuire, Frostburg, and Lynette Bittinger, Frostburg, and Brenda Westfall, Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Raymond Broadwater, Mount Savage; and sisters, Shirley Hacker, Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Marie Fairgrieve, Barton. Virginia is also survived by a special grandson, Justin Baer, and girlfriend, Bonita, Lonaconing; and 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Virginia was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Avilton. Funeral services will be conducted at the Sowers Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at 2 p.m. with Deacon Harold Bradley officiating. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Avilton Cemetery. Published on January 31, 2017 in Cumberland Times News Broadwater, Virginia Mae (I03837)
 
7425 Virginia Margaret RALEY (Barbara Magdalene MCKENZIE-3, Patrick Henry-2, John M.-1) was born on 11 Mar 1920 in Finzel, Garrett Co., Maryland. She died on 6 Oct 1981 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., Pennsylvania. She was buried in Finzel Cemetery, Finzel, Garrett Co., Maryland. Raley, Virginia Margaret (I02478)
 
7426 Virginia Margaret RALEY and Kenneth Edward LINT were married on 1 Jun 1940 in Salem Evangelical and Reform Church, Frostburg, Maryland. Marriage License was issued in Allegany Co., on May 27, 1940. The Cumberland Evening Times, May 27, 1940  Lint, Kenneth Edward (I07433)
 
7427 Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
American Expenditionary forces during the World War, in France and Germany. 
Hines, Leroy O. (I26615)
 
7428 Viva Judy d/o Noah & Florence is identical to the Viva Judy who married Anthony Kobelak. Carmy Judy's obituary names said parents and survived by sister Mrs. Viva Kobelak.

More About Viva Myrtle Judy:
Burial: Saint Adalberts Cemetery, Brownsville Rd., Carrick, Allegheny Co. PA51

More About Anthony A. Kobelak:
Burial: Saint Adalberts Cemetery, Brownsville Rd., Carrick, Allegheny Co. PA51 
Judy, Viva Myrtle (I15027)
 
7429 Vol. 1, page 157. Source (S005707)
 
7430 Vol. 2, fo. 13. Source (S003744)
 
7431 Vol. 2, pg. ix, Wiggin, Andrew, Reg. of Probate. Source (S009132)
 
7432 W. A. McKenzie, son of B. F. McKenzie, is dead at St. Louis. Mo., from injuries sustained on May 30 in having been struck on the back of the head by a loose car while switching cars for the Iron Mountain Railroad. He is survived by his wife and the following brothers and sisters: C. J. McKenzie, Narrows Park, Cumberland; H. E. McKenzie, Berkeley Springs, W. Va.; Ambrose McKenzie; Holyoke, Mass.; John Frank McKenzie, Borden Shaft, Md., and Mrs. T. P. Llewellyn, near Midland. Mr. McKenzie was born near Cumberland but had been living at St. Louis for about 25 years. H. E. McKenzie and J. L. McKenzie have returned from St. Louis where they attended the funeral which occurred Monday afternoon.

The Cumberland Evening Times, June 14, 1912
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2012 
McKenzie, William A. (I00564)
 
7433 W. Marshall Durst, 89, of Grantsville, died Sept. 2, 1975, in Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of New Germany, he was a son of the late Augustus and Nancy (McKenzie) Durst. He and his wife, the former Della Broadwater, who survives, had been married 68 years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist church. Also surviving are a son, M. Harold Durst, Grantsville; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Delbert Durst, Grantsville; and George Durst, Flintstone, Md. Funeral service was conducted Friday afternoon in Newman Funeral Home with Mrs. Sadie Triplett officiating. Interment, Grantsville Cemetery. Meyersdale Republican, September 11, 1975
He was buried in Grantsville Cemetery, Garrett Co., Maryland. 
Durst, William Marshall (I02625)
 
7434 W.E. Bird, Minister, presided over the wedding ceremony. Family F00364
 
7435 Wainwright, Public Member Tree. Source (S013647)
 
7436 Walter C Mckinzie_[Walter C Mckeage] Home in 1920: Westernport, Allegany, Maryland; Age: 42; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878; Birthplace: Maryland; Relation to Head of House: Self; Spouse's Name: Mary Mckinzie; Father's Birth Place: Maryland; Mother's Birth Place: Virginia; Marital Status: Married; Race: White; Sex: Male; Home, Own

Walter C Mckenzie Home in 1930: Rawlings, Allegany, Maryland; Age: 52; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878; Birthplace: Maryland; Relation to Head of House: Head; Spouse's Name: Mary M Mckenzie; Race: White

Marriage information per the research of Ray Leidinger, Cumberland, Maryland. All information pulled from western Maryland marriage records.

Death Certificate at WV Culture as Charles Walter McKenzie, Mineral Co. He was buried on 16 May 1948 in Philos Cemetery, Westernport, Allegany Co., Maryland.

WESTERNPORT ? Charles Walter McKenzie, 70, husband of Mrs. Mary McKenzie, died last night at the home of his brother-in-law, William Shuck, Beryl, W. Va., after an illness of six months. He was a retired coal miner. Born near Rawlings, he was a son of the late Aaron W. and Margaret Ann McKenzie. He held membership in Pride of Allegany County No. 59, Jr. OUAM, Westernport. A brother, John McKenzie, Westernport, also survives. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home here where services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. by Rev. R. L. Moore, pastor of Piedmont Trinity Methodist Church. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery. The Cumberland Evening Times, May 14, 1948


West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
about Charles Walter McKenzie

Name:
Charles Walter McKenzie

Birth Date:
19 Aug 1877

Birth Place:
Rawlings, Maryland

Death Date:
13 May 1948

Death Place:
Beryl, Mineral, West Virginia

Death Age:
70 years 8 months 24 days

Occupation:
Coal Miner

Race:
White

Marital Status:
Married

Gender:
Male

Father Name:
Aaron W. McKenzie

Mother Name:
Margaret A. Martin

Spouse Name:
Mary Shook

FHL Film Number:
811774

Burial:
Philos Cemetery
Westernport
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lot 354 west half, Friendship Addition setion

Created by: John Fazenbaker
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96417736  
McKenzie, Charles Walter (I01348)
 
7437 Walter Darrell MCKENZIE Jr. was born on 1 Dec 1953 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. He died on 7 Dec 1953 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. Death Certificate courtesy of Don Kagle. He was buried on 9 Dec 1953 in Johnson Cemetery, Finzel, Garrett Co., Maryland. McKenzie, Walter Darrell Jr. (I11117)
 
7438 Walter Edward WADE and Rose May CROWE were married on 11 Sep 1901 in Allegany Co., Maryland. They were divorced in 1924. Rosa May Wade has filed suit for divorce from Walter E. Wade in the Circuit Court. They were married in Frostburg in 1891(sic). Desertion is charged. It is said the defendant is now a resident of Harrisburg, Ill. The suit was filed by H. R. Donnelly, attorney. The Cumberland Evening Times, July 24, 1924 *This date is much too early for their marriage. Rose May CROWE (daughter of Jacob Cephas CROWE and Sarah Marietta "Etta" WILSON) was born about 1883.  Crowe, Rose May (I32026)
 
7439 Walter Junior Shriver, 86, of Frostburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Maryland, to the late Albert and M. Evelyn (McKenzie) Shriver. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, E. Virginia Shriver; siblings, Robert Shriver, Ella Layman, Butch Shriver and Bunny Shriver. Mr. Shriver was a member of the Frostburg Seventh Day Adventist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict stationed in Quam, VFW, and Farrady Post 24 American Legion. He was retired from PP&G Industries and owner/operator of Shriver Excavating. He loved his family greatly and ensured that his family will be comforted long after his passing. He was a generous, God-fearing man. Surviving are five daughters, Lesa and son-in-law, Rodney Osburne, Pa., Denise and son-in-law, Robert Lewis, Eckhart, Vicki and son-in-law, Greg Corley, Ellerslie, Anna and son-in-law, Michael Williams, Frostburg, and Amanda and son-in-law, Ty Morgan, Cresaptown; one son, Steve Shriver and daughter-in-law, Sandy, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Makowske, Melissa McMahan, Justin Shriver, Jesse Shriver, Christopher Lewis, Kelly Farrell, Ryan Lewis, Garret Lewis, and Dylan Brooks; 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also surviving are sisters, Janice Wilhelm and Judy Hughes; brothers James Shriver and Donnie Shriver; special friends, Jean Lavin, Jerry Tenney, George Bittner, Charlie Troutman, Doug McKenzie and Randy Moffett. Private funeral services were held by the family at Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, with Doug McKenzie officiating. Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park. Revelation 21:4: ?He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more. There will no longer be any mourning, crying, or pain. For the old order of things have passed away.? Published on December 4, 2016 in Cumberland Times News Shriver, Walter Junior (I03819)
 
7440 Walter L. FINZEL (Henry-3, Sarah Catherine MCKENZIE-2, John M.-1) was born about 1905 in Finzel, Garrett Co., Maryland. He died on 31 Oct 1964 in Frostburg, Allegany Co., Maryland. Frostburg - Walter L. Finzel, 5?, of East Main Street, died Saturday at Miner's Hospital. Born in Finzel, he was a son of Mrs. Lillie (Machin) Finzel and the late Henry L. Finzel. He was an employe of Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fiber Company. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bertha Finzel; a son, Thomas G. Finzel, Barracksville, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Jones, Frostburg, and Mrs. Agnes Skidmore, Morantown; a brother, Joseph Finzel, San Jose, Cal., and two grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where a service will be conducted today at 11 a. m. by Rev. Harold B. Wright. Interment will be in the Addison, Pa., Cemetery. The Cumberland Evening Times, November 2, 1964 He was buried on 2 Nov 1964 in Addison Cemetery, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Finzel, Walter L. (I06771)
 
7441 Walter Leo HAINES (son of Walter Lupton (Lup) HAINES and Myrtle GRAPES) was born on 21 Aug 1923 in Oldtown, Allegany Co., Maryland. He died on 6 Apr 2001 in Glencoe, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Walter Leo Haines, 77, Glencoe Road, Glencoe, died April 6, 2001 near his home. Born Aug. 21, 1923 in Greenridge, Md., the son of the late Myrtle (Grapes) and Walter Lupton Haines. Also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra, and two brothers. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan Elizabeth (McKenzie) Haines, whom he married Dec. 24, 1945; children, Walter D. and wife Carol Smith, Glencoe; Christopher and wife Priscilla (Foor), Somerset; Joan Mothersbaugh and husband William, Glencoe; and Joyce Shindledecker and husband Ronald, Glencoe; grandchildren, Jeff, Michele, Michael, Kayla, Hanna and Kayla; brothers, John and wife Helen, Flintstone, Md., William, Frederick, Md., and sister, Mary I. Decker, Florida. Retired from Kelly-Springfield with 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. An avid bowler, hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Kennells Mills Sportsman's Club. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown, Md., with Father William Moody officiating. Interment, St. Ambrose Cemetery. Military honors will be conferred graveside by the Combined Veterans of Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to Mr. Haines' widow. Daily American, April 9, 2001
He was buried on 10 Apr 2001 in St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery, Cresaptown, Allegany Co., Maryland.  
Haines, Walter (I03804)
 
7442 Walter LINDEMAN (son of Samuel LINDEMAN and Susan HUTZEL/HUTZELL) was born about 1894 in Meyersdale, Summit Township, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He died on 23 Nov 1958 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. FROSTBURG - Walter H. Lindeman, 64, Route 40, Frostburg, died early Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he was admitted Saturday evening. He was born in Meyersdale, a son of the late Samuel and Susan (Hutzell) Lindeman. Surviving are his widow, Naomi (McKenzie) Lindeman; two daughters, Mrs. James Preston and Mrs. John Preston, both of Frostburg; a brother, John Lindeman, Boynton, Pa., and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Albright, Salisbury, Pa.; Mrs. Minnie Saylor, Barberton, Ohio, and Mrs. Lula Schmidt, Akron, Ohio. He was last employed by the McNitt Coal Company, Midlothian, and was a member of United Mine Workers, Local 4904, of Midlothian. He was a veteran of World War I and was a memver of Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The body is at Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from I to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home tomorrow at 3 p.m. with. Rev. William J. Yingling, pastor of St. Paul's Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Finzel Cemetery. The Cumberland Evening Times, November 24, 1958. Lindeman, Walter (I06650)
 
7443 Walter O. Michael ? Walter O. Michael, 68, Amherst, Ohio, died Thursday in Elyria, Ohio, Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Avilton, he was a son of the late Ernest and Maggie Llewellyn Michael. He resided in Amherst since 1950 and was a retired assembler for the Fruehauf Trailer Company, where he had been employed for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Inez Garlitz Michael; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Kelleher and Mrs. Wanda Garganz, both of Amherst, Mrs. Mary Ann Poole, South Amherst; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Wampler, Cumberland; Mrs. Lillie MacKenzie and Mrs. Wilda Minnick, both of Frostburg; Mrs. Charlotte Broadwater, Alabama; three brothers, David Michael, Takoma park; Stewart Michael, Cumberland; Charles Michael, Tappahannock, Va.; and 14 grandchildren. A service was conducted Saturday morning in the Garland Funeral Home, Amherst. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst. Oakland Republican, Oakland, Maryland September 22, 1982 Michael, Walter Owen (I00771)
 
7444 Walter, Edward McKenzie, 54, laborer 307 Wills Creek Avenue, died this morning at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Catherine (Boch) McKenzie; four sons, Ambrose, Michael, Paul and Leo George McKenzie; five daughters, Regina, Margaret, Helen, Catherine and Bernadette; two brothers, Lewis and Gallitzen McKenzie; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Weber, this city; Mrs. Elizabeth Hirshberger, Cresaptown, and Mrs. John McKenzie, Ethridge, Montana. Mr. McKenzie, a native of Cresaptown, was the son of the late, Samuel and Alice (Winters) McKenzie. Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, January 29, 1938. P.2.

Walter Edward McK., laborer, son of Sam McK and Alice Winters; husband of Catherine Boch; born October 28, 1884, Cresaptown; died January 29, 1938, Cumberland of malignancy of liver; buried January 31, 1938, SS Peter and Paul Cath. Cem., Cumberland; informant, Mr. Ambrose McKenzie.

From death certificate obtained by Don Kagle.

Marriage information per the research of Ray Leidinger, Cumberland, Maryland. All information pulled from western Maryland marriage records.

For more information on the following contact Joseph Edward McKenzie 1056 Idlewild Dr. N. Dunedin, Florida 34698.

My Father Ambrose R. McKenzie told Me,Joseph E.McKenzie,this story in July 1995. We were standing on Wills Creek AVE. in Cumberland,Maryland. Dad was looking down into the little creek just about 100 feet up from 307 Wills Creek AVE, Walter and Catherine McKenzie built this house in 1923. Dad told me
that His Father,Walter,was somewhere in this area when he fell down the bank and injured himself. Walter was ill from that day until he died. Dad said Walter died from liver problems and he always thought that it was because of that fall by the creek.

From Leo Mckenzie, son of Walter Mckenzie. Leo's recollection of the incident is "He Jumped across the stream with armfull of cucumbers".

Walter E. McKenzie never drank whiskey in his life but made his living working in the distillery business. My Father told me that Walter knew everything about distilling whiskey.

On the same day Dad told me about the little house just up the street 305 Wills Creek Ave. from 307 Wills Creek AVE. on the other side. Dad said that during the Civil War it was a Mess hall and the Soldiers that were training at Campabella, this is Latin for "Camp of war" would eat at this house log cabin at that time. Allegany High School now stands on Campabella. The School's nickname is the campers.

From Leo Mckenzie, Son of Walter Mckenzie. Leo said "The mess hall was really the home of "Miss Miller's parents who sold pastry to soldiers when they were training,Shooting 58 Caliber rifles. The trench they laid in to fire their rifles was filled in to extend Allegany High around 1980".

I am looking for more stories about Walter and Catherine McKenzie. - Joseph Edward McKenzie 
McKenzie, Walter Edward (I00698)
 
7445 Warner G Bailey, b 1836 in NC, probably in Martin Co. He was living in Martin Co in 1860 with his wife Mary Ann _____, next door to his brother William. Warner was not found in Martin Co in 1870. Warner's wife Mary was born in NC in 1836. By 1860 they had a son Bailey, Warner G. (I22989)
 
7446 Warren Brian WEIMER (Thomas Francis-6, Stanley Edward-5, Edward Francis-4, Ozias-3, Drucilla Ann MCKENZIE-2, John M.-1) was born on 20 May 1966 in Somerset, Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. He died on 26 Jun 2009 in Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland. June 26, 2009, Cumberland Times-NewsGrantsville ? Warren Brian Weimer, 43, of Grantsville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2009 at Moran Manor. Born May 20, 1966 in Somerset, Pa. Warren was the son of Rose Marie (Robertson) Weimer, Frostburg and Thomas Francis Weimer and his wife Claire, Grantsville. Warren attended the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Boynton, Pa. He was a loving father and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a former employee at the Department of Juvenile Justice for the State of Maryland. In addition to his parents, Warren is survived by those who will miss him greatly including his daughters, Amber Rephann and husband Justin, Frostburg and Lakin Weimer, Inwood, W.Va.; and their mother, Sherry Weimer, Frostburg. He is also survived by his sister, Tammy Bender and husband Jerry, Greencastle, Pa.; and his brother, Jeffrey Todd Weimer and wife Katrina, Grantsville. A memorial service will be conducted at the Bethel Holiness Church, Lonaconing, on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. George Loar officiating. If anyone would like to share photos of Warren, please bring them to the service. A special thanks to all the hands at the University of Maryland Medical Center for their hard work and compassion and to all the friends and family who showed such love and support during this very trying time. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to assist with funeral expenses, c/o Amber Rephann, 137 Ormand St., Frostburg, MD 21532. Any additional contributions will be donated to the organ recruitment foundation in memory of Warren. The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, is in charge of arrangements. Weimer, Warren Brian (I10033)
 
7447 Was a Doctor. Remington, Hershel F. (I35928)
 
7448 Was a member of the Committee of Safety for Mecklenberg.
Was appointed Captain and ordered to raise the second troops of the light Dragoons.
Was a Member of General Assembly from Mecklenberg, served in the House of Commons.
The association of John Reed, Frederick Kisor, James Love and Martin Phifer found a piece of gold in a branch that weighed 28 lbs.
Captain of a Troop of North Carolina cavalry in the American Revolution. (Some sources refer to him as "Colonel" Martin Phifer, Jr.) He lived long enough to receive a pension as a Revolutionary War soldier. According to his pension application, the troop of North Carolina cavalry he raised was classed as "Light Dragoons." Also, that document states that during the Revolutionary War he spelled his last name "Pfifer."

He married Elizabeth Locke (1758-1791). It is said that President George Washington spent a night at the home of Captain Phifer during his Southern Tour in 1791.

Sources for the above information are: (1) "Genealogy and History of the Phifer Family" by Charles H. Phifer (published 1910) available on the "archive.org" website; (2) Pension application of Martin Pfifer; and (3) Dictionary of North Carolina Biography by William S. Powell.

Mecklenburg County, NC - Pension List

PENSION LIST - THE CHARLOTTE JOURNAL - CHARLOTTE, NC
DECEMBER 1, 1827
Martin Phifer 
Phifer, Martin (I23352)
 
7449 Was a member of the House of Burgesses from Winchester, Virginia, before Revoluntionary War. Was a captain, raised to major in Revoluntionary War, from Pittsylvania County, the weatern part afterward formed into Henry County. Was a member of the first Federal Convention of Virginia from Henry County in 1788.

biWill 24 Sep 1785 Thomas named as executor(s) in the will of uJoseph Anthony Sr. /u/b at ubHenry Co., Virginia /u/b, on 24 Sep 1785.

b/iDeed 28 Feb 1794 He or uCaptain Thomas Cooper /u/b was granted a deed. On 28 Feb 1794 at ubClarks Fork of Long Creek, Wilkes Co., Georgia /u/b, ([M)]; Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 339, 28 Feb. 1794, James McLean and Ruth, his wife, to Thomas Cooper, all of Wilkes Co., for ?200, 300 acres, originally granted to said McLean, on Clarks Fork of Long Creek. (signed) Jas. McLean, Ruth (x) McLean. Wit: George Hamilton, Wm. Hudspeth, Clayton Talbott. Proved by George Hamilton, 30 Dec. 1794, H. Mounger, J.P. Regd. 10 Jan. 1795. (This could be either Thomas Cooper Sr. or Jr.).sup

bi/supDeed 28 Feb 1794 He or uCaptain Thomas Cooper /u/bwas granted a deed. On 28 Feb 1794 at ubClarks Fork of Long Creek, Wilkes Co., Georgia /u/b, ([M)]; Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 338, 28 Feb. 1794, James McLean and Ruth, his wife, to Thomas Cooper, all of Wilkes Co., for ?50, on Clarks Fork of Long Creek, 80 acres, adj. Robertson, said McLean, part of 500 acres granted to said McLean, 5 Aug. 1785. (signed) Jas. McLean, Ruth (x) McLean. Wit: Clayton Talbott, George Hamilton, Wm. Hudspeth. Proved by Geo. Hamilton, 30 Dec. 1794, H. Mounger, J.P. Regd. 10 Jan. 1795. (This grant was either to Thomas Cooper Sr. or Jr. ).sup

Deed 1799 /i/supHe received a land grant in 1799 at ubHancock Co., Georgia /u/b, (Grant Book CCCCC, page 278, 292 acres). 
Cooper, Thomas (I19023)
 
7450 Was a member of the Saline Creek Baptist Church.
bJames Biggs/b, son of John Biggs and Nancy Warren, was born 9 July 1799 in Martin Co NC. In 1830 he was living in Stewart Co TN and was apparently married to a woman born in the 1800s (Jane _____?). A James and Jane Biggs were members of the Saline Creek Baptist Church in 1823. James may have died before his father. He and his wife had two children by 1830. 
Biggs, James (I21400)
 

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