Miriam Mosberg, 101, B&O Railroad worker

May 23, 2002

Miriam Mosberg, a former Catonsville and Jessup resident who had worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for 37 years, died of heart failure Monday at Hospice House in Anderson, S.C. She was 101.

Born Miriam Probert and raised in Lonaconing, she moved to Southwest Baltimore in 1916 after graduating from high school. She began her career that year as a clerk in the B&O's Car Service Department, which kept track of the railroad's off-line cars.

She interrupted her railroad career in 1928 to raise her family, but returned to the car department in 1941 and retired in 1965.

In 1923, she married Gerald T. Davis, who died in 1939. Ten years later, she married Daniel V. Mosberg. He died in 1972.

"She was the daughter of an Englishman and always compared herself to the Queen Mum because they were born the same year," said her son, Richard T. Davis, a retired Baltimore County police detective who lives in Anderson. "She was proud of being 100 years old, a member of the Methodist Church and the Republican Party."

Mrs. Mosberg enjoyed cooking, entertaining and gardening, and was an accomplished needleworker. She had been active in the Jessup Women's Club, Wesley Grove United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be held today at First Presbyterian Church in Anderson.

In addition to her son, she is survived by a brother, Harry D. Probert of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Dorothy Stewart of Baltimore; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

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