Latest News 2010

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New Releases from 2010


During late November members placed Christmas wreathes and poinsettias at all of their designated
and protected gravesites throughout all cemeteries in the Cumberland area.
Pictured members at the Hinkle-Snow Cemetery adopted by the CHCO in 1989and located on Snow Hill Farm, Hinkle Road east of Cumberland.

On Dec. 12, 2010 CHCO President Edward W. Taylor Jr. held the last meeting of the year
at his home and hosted the groups annual Christmas Party.
V.P. Mel Collins and Recording Sec. Linda Burgess display one of the Christmas wreathes sold for gravesites during the Christmas fundraiser.

Longtime member James Klipstein Sr.

On Dec. 12, 2010 CHCO President Edward W. Taylor Jr. held the last meeting of the year
at his home and hosted the groups annual Christmas Party.
V.P. Mel Collins and Recording Sec. Linda Burgess display one of the Christmas wreathes sold for gravesites during the Christmas fundraiser.

Harold Nicol and Carol Kirchner

Linda Burgess

Ed Taylor Sr., Mel Collins, Doug Bittinger, Dale Burgess.

Merry Christmas A.D. 2010
May God Bless your New Year A.D. 2011
Gravesite Christmas wreathes
will go on sale Nov. 22 for a
donation of $22.00. The wreathes
can be delivered to any gravesite
in Allegany County, MD. They are placed
on tri-pods. To order call
301-722-4624

CHCO members Leland and Simon Taylor decorate the grave of their great grandparents, Edward
and Thelma Roberts for Veteran’s Day 2010.
Graves are marked with a CHCO monument located at Rest Lawn Mem. Pk, LaVale,MD
Roberts was a staff Sgt. during WWII and fought bravely against the evil Japanese Empire, to total victory. Roberts died in 1998.


July 2010 Allegany Co. MD. Fair. The CHCO display. Members Simon Taylor, V.P. Mel Collins and Leland Taylor

CHCO display during Aug 2010 at Frostburg, MD. Library


Member Simon Taylor reviews CHCO display at Frostburg Library

During the Summer of 2010
area Boy Scout Derek Paton and friends restored the historic Seymour- Brady Cemetery located
in Seymours Bottom, W.Va., the CHCO became affiliated with the site in 2004. Pictured members
of Troop 26. Paton completed the project as his Eagle Scout function.

On Saturday July 3, 2010 the CHCO held a memorial service for American Revolutionary War Soldier Capt. David Lynn. The event was held at the home of Pres. Edward W. Taylor Jr. 400 S. Allegany St. Cumb. The plaque is located on one of the brown stone columns at the residence. These columns were the entrance to the old Rose Hill estate built in 1801. Two years ago the CHCO installed the plaque. (see Revolutionary War webpage).

1. Member Leland E. Taylor reads the plaque to those present.
2. Local Historian and county commisioner candidate Francis Zumbrun reads the history of the Revolutionary era Liberty tree. Also present was candidate Bill Valentine.


3. After the ceremony those present traveled several blocks away to Rose Hill Cemetery Fayette St. to place a wreath on Lynns grave. Shown is CHCO recording sec. Linda Burgess.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

CHCO members attend Confederate Memorial Day at Loundon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Pictured are:
Color Guard and CHCO President Ed Taylor Jr. and Simon Taylor lay a wreath at the Confederate Monument during the ceremony.

Mr. Mclaughlin Sr. has been a CHCO member since 1994 and has been a hard worker in the maintenance of the adopted Mclaughlin Cemeteries, located in Greenspring, WV area.
Bill will be greatly missed and may God have mercy on his soul and God Bless his family.


Pictured:

West Side School, Cumberland Maryland. One of the two Washington Portraits

From Left: Leland Taylor, President Ed Taylor Jr., Simon Taylor, and Principle John Logsdon.

Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization members Simon and Leland Taylor present one of the two portraits recently donated by the CHCO to the Allegany Board of Education during the Feb. 16th public meeting.” Years ago every classroom had a picture of Washington, what happened?” asked CHCO President Ed Taylor Jr “Where did they go”, Taylor commented. The 1796 portraits by Gilbert Stuart were donating as a part of the CHCO true U.S. History Program and during February to honor Washington’s birthday February 22nd. During the war of 1812 first lady Dolly Madison saved the portrait when British burned the White house. Photo taken February 2010 CHCO Headquarters.


Pictured: Sunday, January 24, 2010 Davis Memorial Cemetery, Uhl Hwy south of Cumberland, site of CHCO Monument for the unborn. Prayer and Memorial Service was held to honor and pray for the millions of infants murdered by abortion with taxpayer dollars since 1973. During the event a bell was rung every 23 seconds. For every 23 seconds in the U.S. a baby is murdered by abortion. (see unborn webpage)