Tawney Family Obituaries

On this page you will find obituaries for James T. Tawney, his wife Mary Elizabeth Lockard, and several of their descendants, mostly their children. All of the family members mentioned were buried at Leister's Church cemetery near Westminster.


James T. Tawney (1841-1918), husband of Mary Elizabeth Lockard

Mr. James Thomas Tawney died at his residence, Manchester Avenue, this city, Saturday, June 15th, aged 77 years, 3 months and 13 days. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. John Little, Mrs. Etta Harman, Mrs. Milton Little, of this city, and Miss Mae Tawney of Savannah, Ga., and Messrs. Andrew Tawney, James Tawney, Frank Tawney, William Tawney, and John Tawney, and about 35 grandchildren. A short prayer and song service was held at the late residence, Monday, June 17th, at 2 P.M., and further services were held at Leister's Church. Interment was made in Leister's Church Cemetery. The pallbearers were" Messrs. Jacob Long, Isaac Long, Andrew Long, Miles Long, Joshua Murdock and Robert Green."


Mary Elizabeth Lockard Tawney (1843-1926), wife of James T. Tawney

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tawney, Manchester Road, this city, died Saturday, July 10, 1926, aged 83 years and five days. She was the daughter of the late William Lockard and is survived by the following children: Mrs. John Little, this city; Mrs. A.B. Freberthauser, Tannery; Andrew Tawney, Monroe; Mrs. William Tawney, Mrs. Martha Little, Harrisburg; Frank Tawney, Avondale; Mrs. Robert Ware, Atlanta, Ga., and John Tawney, Wilmington, Del. She also leaves 34 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Tuesday funeral services were conducted at St John's Catholic Church at 10 o'clock. Burial was made at St John's (Leister's) church cemetery. A short prayer and song service was held at the late residence, Monday, June 17th, at 2 P.M., and further services were held at Leister's Church. Interment was made in Leister's Church Cemetery. The pallbearers were" Messrs. Jacob Long, Isaac Long, Andrew Long, Miles Long, Joshua Murdock and Robert Green."


Sarah Rebecca Tawney Little (1863-1953), daughter of James and Mary E. Tawney

Mrs. Sarah Rebecca Little, widow of John T. Little, died Sunday morning, February 1, 1953, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rhoten, Church street, Westminster. She was 89, a daughter of the late James and Mary Lockard Tawney. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Harry Groft, Mrs. Charles Turfle, Mrs. Sarah Hoover, James Little, Mrs. Arthur Groft, Mrs. Herbert Rhoten, Mrs. Ivan Seipp and Mrs. Russell Freyman, all of Westminster; 29 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. Villard, St. Simon's Island, Ga., and two brothers, James Tawney, Tannery, and Frank Tawney, Westminster. The Rev. Harold R. Hodgson, pastor of the Westminster Methodist church, conducted funeral services at the Rhoten's residence. Interment was in Leister's cemetery, near Westminster. The pallbearers were: Hayes Brown, Alfred Bond, Harry Pheabus, Karl Byers, Melvin Dinst and Louis Sharkey.


John C. Tawney (1887-1941), son of James and Mary E. Tawney

John C. Tawney, near Westminster, died Saturday at 9 P.M. in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, following a prolonged illness. He was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Lockard Tawney and was aged 54 years. He leaves his wife, who was the former Miss Bessie R. Yingling, and the following children: James T., Tannery; Mrs. Mary L. Chew, Westminster; Mrs. Ettamay Garver, Cranberry; Mrs. Stella R. Blizzard, Carrollton; Robert, Herman and Edward, at home' also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Little, Mrs. Etta Freberthauser, and Frank Tawney, Westminster, Mrs. Milton Little, William and James Tawney, Tannery, and Mrs. A. W. Willard, Atlanta, Ga. Funeral services were held from the late residence along the Bachman's Valley road Tuesday at 2 P.M. The Rev. J. E. MacDonald, pastor of the Salem Lutheran charge, officiated. Burial in St. John's (Leister's) cemetery.


David W. Tawney (1872-1943), son of James and Mary E. Tawney

David W. Tawney, aged 71, died Thursday at his home near Mexico, a short distance from this city. He was the son of the late James and Mary Elizabeth Tawney. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Friese Tawney, and a stepson, Gilbert Friese, at home; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Little and Mrs. C. A. Freberthauser, this city; Mrs. Mae Villard of Georgia; James Tawney, Tannery, and Frank Tawney, this city. The body will remain at the F. A. Sharer & Son funeral home, until the time for services which will be held in St. John's (Leister's) Lutheran church, Saturday at 2 P.M. The Rev. Willis R. Brenneman will officiate. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.


James Thomas Tawney (1869-1953), son of James and Mary E. Tawney

James Thomas Tawney, 84 died at his home in Tannery, Tuesday night, December 15, 1953. He was the son of the late James T. and Mary Lockard Tawney and husband of the late Maggie Shriner Tawney. Surviving are three sons, Charles, Westminster, and Howard and William Tawney, Baltimore; three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at the Bankert Funeral Home. Interment in Leister's cemetery.


Wilson Marshall Tawney (1912-1980), son of Frank Tawney, grandson of James and Mary E. Tawney

Wilson Marshall Tawney, Sr., 67, of North Colonial Avenue in Westminster, died Saturday evening at an area hospital after a brief illness. Born in Westminster he was a member of the Westminster First Church of God. He was retired from the Kessler Shoe Co. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bauerline Tawney; two daughters, Shirley Lee Fair of Taneytown and Toni Ruth Koltko of Cooksville; three sons, William Marshall Tawney Jr. of Littlestown, Pa., Carl L. Tawney of Westminster and Francis C. Tawney of Hampstead, and 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Thomas D. Fletcher and Son funeral home in Westminster. Burial will be in Leister's Church Cemetery.


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