John Ashley Famous

  • Birth 6 Apr 1877 Harford County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 15 Apr 1965 Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Perryman, Harford County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 100424151

MARRIAGE: John Famous, of Chrome hill, aged 22y, white, bachelor, no relation to Estella Gilbert, of Chrome Hill, age 21y, white, spinster, in Harford County on License dated 10 Apr 1900.

MARRIAGE: Apr 11 1900 at Wm Watters Memorial Church John Famous and Estella Gilbert in Harford Co by W.W. Davis Minister, Methodist Episcopal church.

MARRIAGE: JOHN FAMOUS to LULA M. COURTNEY license 12/26/1928 certified 12/26/1928 #44937 York Co PA

MARRIAGE: Baltimore Couple married in York. John Famous and Miss Lula Courtney, both of Baltimore, were married Wednesday afternoon, December 26, at 3 o'clock, by Rev. T.S. Stansfield. The ring ceremony was performed in the parsonage of the Duke Street Methodist church, 248 South Duke street. There were no attendants. The bride wore a garnet crepe dress with hat to match, Mr. and Mrs. Famous will reside in Baltimore. 12-31-1928 News Article in York Newspaper.

DEATH: John Famous died April 15, 1965 at 1:10am Baltimore City Hospital, male white widowed, lived at 112 S. Bouldin St, Baltimore 21224 retired from Bethlehem Steel Co. born Harford Co, Md, father Samuel Famous and Mary Hornberger, SSA #216-09-5665 born 4-6-1877 age 88y died of shock, heart failure, and perforated peptic ulcer, Dr. Donald Baltzman of 4940 Eastern Ave. buried Spesutia Cem., Perryman Harford Co, MD, Charles Zeiler Fun. Dir. #65-4204

OBIT: Famous. On April 15, 1965 John, of 112 South Bouldin street, beloved husband of the late Maude Famous (nee Courtney), devoted father of Mrs. Helen Wilkinson, Mrs. Isabelle Clouser, and Mr. Carroll Famous. Services from the Charles S. Zeiler Funeral Home, 6624 Eastern Ave (at Folcroft Street) on Monday at 1pm. Interment in Spesutia Cemetery, Perryman, MD. Visiting hours 2 to 9 pm. Baltimore Evening Sun April 16, 1965

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  • Created by: President Chris Christou
  • Added: 9 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100424151
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Ashley Famous (6 Apr 1877–15 Apr 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100424151, citing Saint Georges Episcopal Church Cemetery, Perryman, Harford County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by President Chris Christou (contributor 46491266) .