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Local Couple Dies 14 Hours Apart

(Originally published: Emmitsburg Chronicle Friday, April 1, 1960)

Two of Emmitsburg’s eldest and lost highly respected residents succumbed within a few hours of ach other early this week. Death came to Mrs. Maud Estelle Naylor, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o‘clock and Mr. George Calvin Naylor, 86, unaware that his wife had predeceased him, expired at 4 o’clock Monday morning at their home here on East Main Street. The elderly couple had been ill or only a short time before their death.

Mrs. Naylor was the daughter of the late Benjamin R. Stull and Estelle Whitmore Stull and was born in Frederick County. Mrs. Naylor had been a member of the Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg since 1898 and was a charter member of the Eastern Star of Emmitsburg.

Mr. Naylor was a miller by trade and for some time did farming as a hobby. In addition he was Burgess of Emmitsburg from 1935 to 1936, owned and operated the Emmitsburg Motor Company for three years, 1926-29, was a bank director in the local branch of the Central Trust Co., and was the Sunday school superintendent of his church at one time.

During the depression the deceased was the superintendent of WPA projects in this vicinity. He was a member of Tom’s Creek Methodist Church for 50 years and served as Town Commissioner for a number of years. The deceased couple had resided at their present home here for the past 35 years after discontinuing farming. Mr. Naylor was a native of York Springs, Pa., and was a son of the late Henry A. and Margaret Louisa Rodes Naylor.

The couple is survived by six children: Mrs. William J. Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island; G. Wilbur Naylor, Taneytown; Clyde S. Naylor, Smithsburg; Charles A. Taylor, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. George L. Simon, York, and Mrs. Raymond Hornbecker, Hagerstown, and 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Naylor is also survived by her brother, Byron Stull, Taneytown Md. A sister, Mrs. Jacob Adams of Detour. Mr. Naylor is also survived by a sister Mrs. Alice Plowman Sterling, Illinois.

Largely attended funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Wilson Funeral Home, W. Main St., followed by graveside services at he Keysville, Md., cemetery, Rev. Philip Bower and Rev. Cameron Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Aaron W. Adams, Frank W. Meant, Andrew L. Keilholtz, John D. White, Clarence G. Frailey and Lloyd G. Ohler.

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