Obits 1903 
 


From the Baltimore News, Friday, January 30, 1903:
Submitted by Shelly

· Mrs. Eliza Jording, wife of Mr. Charles Jording, died yesterday at her
home, 814 Covington Street.  She was 52 years old, and, besides her husband,
leaves eight children: Mrs. Louis T. Lear, Mrs. Charles Meyers, Mrs. Leonard
Gardner, Misses Della and Lottie Jording, Messrs August, Charles A. and John
Jording.  The last-named is gunner's mate on the battleship Alabama.  The
funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at her late home.  Interment will
be in Western Cemetery.


From the Baltimore News, Friday, January 30, 1903:
Submitted by Shelly

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Agnes Stromberg, who died last Monday, took place
yesterday at her late home, 1713 Beit Avenue.  A requiem high mass was
celebrated at St. Mary of the Sea Catholic Church.  (The remainder of this
obituary is cut off my copy, but could be obtained from the Baltimore
library.)


From the Baltimore News, January 30, 1903:
Submitted by Shelly

The funeral of Dr. Pembroke M. Womble, who died early this morning at his
home, 1532 Bolton Street, will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The services will be conducted by Rev. William M. Dame, rector of Memorial
Protestant Episcopal Church, assisted by his son, Rev. W. Page Dame, and
interment will be made in Greenmount Cemetery.  The active pallbearers will
be the employees of Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, funeral directors, and the
honorary pallbearers will be Drs. George Miltenberger, J.M.T. Finney, Walter
W. White, Charles H. Riley, E.F.  Milholland, Samuel T. Earle, Omar B.
Pancoast, and Messrs. Wallace Stebbins, William Lanahan, James B. Smallwood,
E.L. Bartlett, George R. Willis, V.J. Brown and Eugene H. Bantz.

Dr. Womble's death was due to a complication of diseases and the infirmities
of age.  He had been ill since January 1 last, and the end was not unexpected
by his family.  He was born on January 28, 1827, at Smithfield, VA.  His
father, John Womble, was one of Virginia's most prominent and influential
citizens.  His mother was Alice Mitchell, daughter of Colonel Mitchell of the
British Army, who was exiled for his part in connection with the Emmet
insurrection in 1798.

Dr. Womble's parents moved to Richmond, VA, in the year 1831, where Dr.
Womble received his early education at a private school.  He afterward
entered the University of Virginia, graduating in 1845, and then studied
medicine at Jefferson College in Philadelphia.  Taking his degree in 1847, he
then attended the Specialty College of Diseases of Women and Children at
Philadelphia, and completed his course the following year.  Dr. Womble came
to Baltimore in 1848 and associated himself with Prof. John R. Dunbar, and
was one of Baltimore's first physicians to make a specialty in his
profession.  The doctor had one of the largest practices in this city up to
the time of his retirement, which took place in 1884 on account of heart
trouble.  Since then he has lived in private.  In 1849 he married Miss Amanda
J. Chappell, daughter of John G. Chappell of this city.

Dr. Womble was a steward for a number of years of the Old St. Peter's
Protestant Church, Sharp and German Streets, and subsequently became a member
of the Memorial Protestant Episcopal Church, Re. Wm. W. Dame, rector, of
which he was a member at the time of his death.  In politics, he was a
lifelong Democrat, but never held any public office, being of a retiring
disposition.  His jovial and entertaining manner made him hosts of friends.

He left a widow and two sons: Mr. Pembroke M. Womble, Jr., and Mr. Robert B.
Womble, with J. Hilles & Co.; also two granddaughters: Miss Emma Grace Wilbon
and Miss G. Nellie Womble.

(Portrait included with obituary.)


 

From the Baltimore Sun, Saturday, January 31, 1903:

Mr. Nathan Haines, a retired farmer who had lived in this city for the past
32 years, died last Thursday night at his home, 1013 West Lanvale street, of
congestion of the lungs.  In spite of his advanced age, he being in his
ninety-second year, Mr. Haines was able to be about until several days ago
when he was taken sick.  He was descended of an old Quaker family and was
born near Union Bridge, Carroll County, Maryland.  For 60 years he lived in
that vicinity and engaged in farming.

He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Beulah Lippincott, of
Riverton, N.J.  His second wife, who survives, was Miss Elizabeth Roberts, of
Philadelphia.  Mr. Haines was a member of the Society of Friends, and
worshipped at the Park Avenue Meeting House.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. O.
E. Mannakee, of Washington, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at his late home, and tomorrow
his remains will be conveyed to Union Bridge, MD, where interment will be
made.
 



From the Baltimore Sun, Saturday January 31, 1903:

The funeral of Dr. John Morris, physician, philanthropist and expert in
mental diseases, who died Thursday morning at the City Hospital, will take
place this morning at the Cathedral, where a low mass of requiem will be
celebrated at 9 o'clock by Rev. William T. Russell.  The honorary pallbearers
will be Drs. William H. Welch, John W. Chambers, George J. Preston, Thomas S.
Latimer and Samuel C. Chew. (The remainder of this obituary is cut off my
copy, but could be obtained from the Baltimore library.)
 
 
 

From the Baltimore Sun, Saturday January 31, 1903:

Mr. James Billingsley Dead
Got Wealth in Baltimore, and Lost It In Washington
A special dispatch to The Sun from Washington last night says:  "When Mr.
Billingsley came to Washington, eight years ago, he could draw his check for
more than $40,000.  Now he is virtually a poor man."  Those words were used
by a friend tonight in speaking of the death at Tenleytown, D.C., of Mr.
James Billingsley, a native of Baltimore County, MD, and formerly a prominent
businessman of Baltimore.  Mr. Billingsley was born near the County
Courthouse 62 years ago.  He embarked in the drygoods business at an early
age and is said to have had one of the largest establishments of the kind
that made Baltimore a noted drygoods center.

"Eight years ago he came to Washington and engaged in the livery business.
The venture was unsuccessful.  He lost money and secured a position in the
Government Printing Office, working there until 10 days ago, when he became
ill with double pneumonia.

"He was prominent in Masonic, Shriner, and Pythian circles in Baltimore, and
was a past eminent commander of Crusade Commandery, No. 5, of that city.  He
was married twice.  His son Clarence, by his first wife, died December 18.
The second wife and two children survive.  A brother lives in the West."


From the Baltimore Sun, Saturday January 31, 1903:

The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Ridgeley, widow of James. L. Ridgeley, who died
Wednesday last at the age of 83 years, took place yesterday afternoon from
her late home, 1224 North Calvert Street.  Rev. B.F. Devries, pastor of Mount
Vernon Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated.  Interment was made in
Greenmount Cemetery. (The remainder of this obituary is cut off my copy, but
could be obtained from the Baltimore library.)



 

From the Baltimore Sun, Sunday February 1, 1903:

The funeral of Dr. John Morris, the noted physician and writer of medical
subjects, who died Thursday morning at the City Hospital, took place
yesterday morning.  After a short service at the hospital, the body was taken
to the Cathedral, where a low mass of requiem was celebrated at 9 o'clock by
the Rev. William T. Russell.  The honorary pallbearers were Drs. John W.
Chambers, George J. Preston, Samuel Chew, William H. Welch and Thomas S.
Latimer, Judge John Upshur Dennis and Messrs. James R. Wheeler and Henry P.
Hynson.  The body was then taken to Calvert Station and placed aboard a train
for Lancaster, PA, where it was interred.  Henry W. Jenkins & Sons had charge
of the funeral and furnished the active pallbearers.



 

From the Baltimore Sun, Sunday February 1, 1903:

Tolson, John C.  Six children, 30 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren
survive Mr. John C. Tolson, 90 years old, 61 East Randall Street, who died at
11 o'clock Friday morning of general debility due to old age.

Mr. Tolson was well known in South Baltimore, where he had lived for 12
years.  He was born on February 12, 1813, in Stafford County, VA, and was a
farmer, but retired about 25 years ago.  Since coming to Baltimore, he has
made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lynthie Jewell, on Randall Street.

Besides his six children his widow, Mrs. Jane Tolson, survives.  The children
are Mrs. Lynthie Jewell and Mrs. Maggie Combs, of Baltimore; Mrs. Georgiana
Herendon, of Prince William County, VA; Mrs. Columbia George and Mrs. Jennie
Perry, of Washington.  Mr. and Mrs. Tolson had been married for 65 years.

The funeral will take place from the late home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Rev. Charles W. Finkbinder, pastor of Olive Branch Union Evangelical Church,
will conduct the service and interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
 


From the Baltimore Sun, Sunday February 1, 1903:

Mrs. Anna E. Bowers, widow of William Bowers, of William Bowers & Sons,
carriage builders died on Friday morning of the infirmities of old age at her
home, 879 West Fayette Street.  She was 88 years old and leaves five sons and
two daughters.  All the sons are well known in business circles, one of them
being at the head of the carriage-building firm to which he succeeded upon
his father's retirement.  Mrs. Bowers' death was the third to occur in   (The
remainder of this obituary is cut off my copy, but could be obtained from the
Baltimore library.)


Baltimore Sun July 27, 1903
Submitted by:  Rose McLaughlin

ANDERSON-On July 27, 1903, WILLIAM H, aged 34 years 10 months and 14 days, beloved husband of Mary V Anderson and son of John and the late Emily Anderson [Philadelphia PA and Wilmington DE papers please copy]. Relatives and friends and Canton Council No 836 Royal Arcanum are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No 1116 Potomac Street, on Tuesday July 29 at 11 AM. Interment in River View Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Carriages will meet train leaving Union Station at 1:18 PM. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

BOWERS-On July 26, 1903, after a lingering illness, at his home, No 1334 West Lombard Street, CHARLES G BOWERS, aged 48 years, beloved husband of Mary E Bowers and son of the late John and Catharine Bowers. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

BYRNES-Suddenly on July 28, 1903, at her residence, Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County MD, MARGARET M BYRNES, wife of the late Thomas Byrnes. Due notice of the funeral. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

EBELING-Suddenly on July 26, 1903, at 2:40 AM, ANNA MARIA EBELING, in her 73d year, beloved wife of the late Conrad Otto Ebeling. Funeral services will be held at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wolff, No. 1826 Pennsylvania Avenue on Tuesday morning, July 28, at 10 o’clock. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

FANNING-On Sunday, July 26, 1903, after a lingering illness, BRIDGET, beloved wife of Michael Fanning. May she rest in peace. Due notice of funeral will be given. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

GEAREY-On July 24, 1903, MARY, beloved wife of James Gearey and daughter of Bridget and the late Anthony Griffin. Funeral from her late residence, No 1207 Columbia Avenue, on Tuesday morning, July 28, at 8 o’clock. Requiem High Mass at St Jerome’s Church at 9 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

GROGAN-On July 11, 1903, at Belfast Ireland, HELEN, daughter of the late John Grogan of Henryville, Belfast. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

HILBERG-On July 25, 1903, at his residence No 116 West Twenty-third Street, FRANCIS L HILBERG, aged 89 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services this Monday afternoon, July 27, at 4 o’clock. Interment private [kindly omit flowers]. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

HOFSTETTER-Fell asleep in Jesus, on July 26, 1903, at 10 AM, ELMER FRANKLIN, at the tender age of 11 months and 14 days, dearly beloved and only son of Lawrence E and Blanch May Hofstetter. //Put away his little playthings//He will need them nevermore//Silent in his childish prattle//Leaving our hearts sad and sore//Precious darling, he has left us//Left us, yes, forevermore//But we hope to meet our loved one//On that bright and happy shore//Lonely the house and sad the hours//Since our darling Elmer’s gone//But, oh, a brighter home than ours//In heaven now is all his own//By His Bereaved Grandparents. Funeral from the residence of his grandparents No 1535 East North Avenue on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

HOPKINS-On the morning of July 26, 1903, at the Church Home and Infirmary, SARAH M HOPKINS [Petersburg VA papers please copy]. Interment at Petersburg VA. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

HORRIS-On July 24, 1903, after a lingering illness, MAGGIE E, aged 32 years, beloved wife of Richard J Horris, daughter of the late Hugh and Ellen McKenna. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, No 322 South Eden Street, this Monday morning at 8 o’clock. Requiem High Mass at St Patrick’s Church. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

MACCLURE-On July 24, 1903, at No 627 Aiken Avenue, Pittsburg PA, COLBERT ANDERSON, JR, infant son of Colbert Anderson and Anabel Lee MacClure. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)

MACY-On July 26, 1903, WILLIAM D MACY, aged 73 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at the residence of J. Stuart MacDonald, oak Forest Park, terminus of Catonsville electric railway, on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Interment private [kindly omit flowers]. (Balto Sun 07/27/1903)


Baltimore Sun, Oct. 17, 1903
Submitted by Mona Everett

HEIM--On October 16, 1903, at her residence, No. 1410 North Gay street, PAULINE E., in the 43d year of her age, beloved wife of John M. Heim. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday, October 19 at 2 P.M.

KIRK--On October 16, 1903, ROBERT E., beloved husband of Annie Kirk. Funeral
services from his late residence, Cold Spring lane and Ready avenue,
Govanstown, Monday, October 19, at 10 o'clock

McCLINTOCK--On October 15, 1903, GEORGE, aged 60 years 3 months and 12 days, beloved husband of Jane McClintock. [Philadelphia and Wilmington papers please copy.]
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services at his late residence, No. 3102 O'Donnell street, this (Sunday) afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
 

SCHULZ--On October 17, 1903, at her residence No. 1011 North Central avenue,
BARBARA, aged 64 years, beloved wife of Joseph Schulz. Due notice of the
funeral will be given.

WHITELEY--On October 17, 1903, at 6:30 P.M. Mary E., beloved wife of Calvin
Whiteley. Funeral from her late residence, No. 311 West Lanvale street, on
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment private

WINDFELDER--On October 16, 1903, HELEN, beloved wife of the late John
Windfelder. The funeral will take place from her late residence, No. 405
North Luzerne street, this Sunday, October 18, at 1:30 P.M. Interment in St.
Alphonsus' Cemetery.

 

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