Rose Hill Cemetery in Cumberland, Allegany County, MD, as reported in Genealogy Society's book, contains the graves of Hite Ferman Stickley, Elliott Stickley, and Hite Ferman Stickley, respectively, dead ar age 58 years, one month, and 74 years; buried in 1940,1909,1965, respectively. The infant Hite is buried in grave # 1127, as isMrs. Edward Stickley who died at age not reported in 1910. It is not clear whether the notation "two bodies" refers to Hite , The Infant, but it seems likely that it does.The next step is to read the caretaker's records.It may not be helpful.As it was not helpful in the following situation, holding great importance for one Stickley family of South Cumberland.
In the case of my brother, John Marion Stickley, 12-03-1925 to 12-07-1925, his birth status is given as "Stillborn" and his name not reported.Attempts to clarify the stillborn status has been negative.His father, Clarence L. Stickley, was unaware that Infant JMS's name was not reported. My mother, Laura Virginia (Johnson) Stickley was completely unaware that she had delivered a boy; she was ill, febrile, and "out of it" for several weeks. Health Department records are said to read "stillborn."Clarence's intention was to have his first born to be named after his father, John Marion Stickley.For the record, the stillborn is buried in the same plot as his paternal grandparents, John Marion & Bertha (Miller) Stickley.
From a medical point of view, my mother and her fraternal twin sister, Louise (Johnson) Grapes, both enceinte for the first time, ran similar courses - ill, febrile, et cetera. Aunt Louise too delivered a non-viable (girl) child who died on 1-17-1926; buried on 1-18-1926.She too, un-named, buried in The Rose Hill Cemetery.