28 December 2014 – Dielman Noted for Massive Biographical Index

2021-08-11T13:12:58-04:00December 28th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 28 December 2014 Dielman Noted for Massive Biographical Index By Mary Ann Ashcraft Sitting down with Louis Henry Dielman (1864-1959), a native of New Windsor, must have been a treat for anyone interested in Maryland history. He was a walking encyclopedia, but as one newspaper article explained, “mere facts will be too compressed and [...]

14 December 2014 – The Watch on Christmas Eve

2021-08-11T13:13:11-04:00December 14th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 14 December 2014 The Watch on Christmas Eve By Mary Ann Ashcraft From The Democratic Advocate, December 23, 1882   The Watch on Christmas Eve By Mary Vernon   Close by the chimney, on Christmas Eve Are huddled two tiny forms. The rafters creak, and the windows shriek And the night is wild with [...]

26 October 2014 – A Soldier’s Account of the Battle of Bladensburg

2021-08-11T13:02:39-04:00October 26th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 26 October 2014 A Soldier’s Account of the Battle of Bladensburg By Mary Ann Ashcraft Marylanders were proud of the glorious American victory at the Battle of Baltimore in September 1814. It was a far better showing than what occurred the previous month when the British routed our troops at the Battle of Bladensburg [...]

12 October 2014 – Tracking the Names of “Outdoor Pensioners” Through History

2021-08-11T13:08:44-04:00October 12th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 12 October 2014 Tracking the Names of “Outdoor Pensioners” Through History By Mary Ann Ashcraft For several months I’ve been working on a project for the Carroll County Genealogical Society using information from the county’s annual financial reports published in old newspapers. There are so many names and fascinating tidbits to be discovered! I’m [...]

28 September 2014 – Villages’ Former Names and Their Origin Stories

2021-08-11T13:08:57-04:00September 28th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 28 September 2014 Villages’ Former Names and Their Origin Stories By Jeff Duvall What is the origin of the former names Jewsburg and Mt. Vernon for present-day Marston, a village several miles southeast of New Windsor? Combining information from nineteenth century tax lists and the Carroll County Times, many questions arise. The town lots [...]

14 September 2014 – Political Cartoons Stir Debate Throughout History

2021-08-11T13:09:08-04:00September 14th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 14 September 2014 Political Cartoons Stir Debate Throughout History By Mary Ann Ashcraft You may be taken aback by the cartoon which accompanies this column.  I certainly was.  It came from a 1934 issue of The Enterprise, a newspaper published in Manchester and Hampstead, Carroll County, between 1880 and 1965. Cartoons, humorous and political, [...]

24 August 2014 – Greek Ancestors Settled in Westminster

2021-08-11T13:09:17-04:00August 24th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 24 August 2014 Greek Ancestors Settled in Westminster By Antigoni Lefteris Ladd How did immigrants from Greece and Turkey find their way to Westminster to start businesses and raise their families?  That’s the question the current generation of Greek-Americans has been researching this past year. Our ancestral homes are spread across the Mediterranean:  from [...]

10 August 2014 – Research Reveals Character of Greek Ancestors

2021-08-11T13:09:27-04:00August 10th, 2014|2014, Yesteryears|

Carroll Yesteryears 10 August 2014 Research Reveals Character of Greek Ancestors By Antigoni Lefteris Ladd You know our names—Pappas, Sirinakis, Letras, Samios, Lefteris, Sharkey, Papandreu, Bourexis, Nickolas, Haramplus—all those long Greek names you have trouble pronouncing.  We are the Greek families of Westminster, and we have a long history here. Recently, we gathered at Harry’s Main [...]

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