Monday, April 17, 2017

Dodge Ball - Who Knew

 I am diving into old newspapers again for research. I came across this small article and had to laugh. From The Frederick Post, Frederick, MD, April 19, 1917, page 6:

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
April 19, 1917, page 6


Dodge Ball Season Begun
    In a game of dodge ball played in Emmitsburg, the first of a series held under the auspices of the Frederick County Athletic League between Emittsburg and Walkersville public schools, the girls from Emittsburg won by the score of 9 to 3. The lineup:

     Emittsburg -- Virginia Eyster, captain; May Rowe, Saranna White, Ethel Annan, Helen Ohler, Laura Adelsberger, Anna Bishop, Margaret Linn, Cynthia Claggett, Annabell Linn.

     Walkersville -- Freeda Smith, captain; Margaret Smith, Henrietta Cramer, Alice Gilbert, Eleanor Zimmerman, Mary Zimmerman, Lulu Bittinger, Mildred Cromwell, Catherine Miller, Nellie Kanode

_____________________________________________________

Who knew Grandma had game!!!! And if you are related to one of these ladies, did you know they played on a dodge ball team!!!   LOVE IT!!! 💗

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Commuting - 1917 Style

I am slowly getting back into my research mode after having to work on other projects for the last few months. I was in a newspaper from 1917 and saw this GREAT cartoon.........


Frederick News Post, Frederick MD
April 17, 1917 page 4

I AM STILL LAUGHING!!! Fast forward, 100 years and NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!
I commute daily via car, bus, train and walk so I can relate to this cartoon in so many different ways. And I love the name of the series "Things That Never Happen" by Gene Byrnes. So appropriate. Can't wait to see the next installment while I am researching!!

I love it 😂

This is my two cents for the day. How about you???

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gossip Spotlight - Graceham, Frederick County, Maryland - 16 June 2016


Last week, I was part of a panel discussing technology and blogs in genealogy at the Frederick County Genealogical Society June meeting. I mentioned that I like to post items to coincide with dates that events happened or papers were published. So for an example, I am posting the "News of Maryland and Frederick County Towns" for June 16, 1916....or as I like to refer to it, "the gossip section"!! I love reading the local news of areas from long ago. You get to learn when and whom people visited and where they did business and much much more. It's those little nuggets that makes our genealogy research interesting and makes our relatives real.

Today's spotlight is on the Graceham section of Frederick County, Maryland. I bolded the surnames in the transcription. I also kept any misspellings and punctuation errors that were published.

Hope someone recognizes a relative or two!!

The Frederick Post
Frederick, Maryland
June 16, 1916
Page Three

GRACEHAM
-Mrs. Martha Seiss has gone to Washington, D.C. where she will spend sometime with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Williams.
-Mrs. Emma Gelwick, of Emmitsburg, spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. James Conner.
-Mrs. Lillie Newcomer has returned home after spending sometime in Baltimore and Washington. She was accompanied home by her granddaughter, Miss Esther Firor, of Baltimore.
-Mrs. Phebe Humerick, of Frederick, is visiting Mrs. Agnes Colliflower and family.
-Mr. J.C. Fisher and family spent Sunday with their son, Joseph Fisher, and family.
-Those who spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boller were Raymond and Otto Boller, of Baltimore; Mrs. Savilla Boller, Mrs. Wm. Stimmel, Mrs. Charles Weller. Mrs. Ella Zents, of Thurmont.
-Mrs. Esther Firor, of Baltimore, Lottie Fisher, of near Rocky Ridge, Agnes Joy and Ollie Boller, of Graceham, spent Saturday evening with Belva Colliflower.
-Mrs. Helen Colliflower and daughter, are spending sometime with her sister, Mrs. Newton Six, and family, of Keymar.
-Mrs. Georgia Strong left Tuesday for New York, where she will visit her daughter, Mrs. Daws.
-Mrs. Humerick and daughter, Lizzie, of Catoctin Furnance, spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Groshon and family.
-Mr. Carl Harris, of Frederick, Mrs. Georgia Strong were visitors on Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Compher.
-Mr. and Mrs. George Wantz, of Westminster, visited relatives here on Sunday.
-Apples Church will hold Children’s day service on Sunday afternoon, June 18.
-Mr. and Mrs. Harry Creeger and two children, May and Marion, visited relatives at Catoctin Furnance, Monday.
-Mrs. Jennie Colliower and two daughters, Kea and Helen, spent Sunday with Mrs. Emma Firor and family.
-Miss Frances Young fell off of the swing and broke her collar bone.
-Herbert Joy and nephew, Orville Joy, or near Libery, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Joy.

I say if you want to start blog then DO IT! 

So, what's your two cents?

Friday, November 13, 2015

World War II Memorial - Baltimore

World War II Memorial
600 South Conkling Street
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

World War II Memorial
Baltimore, Maryland

Slight deviation from my World War I focus and today's entry is the World War II Memorial at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Baltimore, Maryland. I found this one way back in 2012 when I was going to Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers fame speak at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Sad thing is I just found the pictures (and many more) on a random SD card!! Needless to say, I then check all the SD cards that I "thought" were blank!!

Here is the transcription:

HONOR ROLL
"WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD
SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN"
1941 WORLD WAR II 1945

Michael P. Angelonga  U.S.A. Frank J. Posinski U.S.A.
Joseph Balek U.S.A. Joseph O. Pritchard U.S.A.
Jess Barton U.S.A. Edward Pulaski U.S.A.
Andrew Baumer U.S.A. Norbert J. Rupp U.S.N.R.
Kilian J. Buettner U.S.A. Raymond J. Ruth U.S.A.
Carroll L. Caples U.S.M.C. William A. Schindler U.S.A.
John C. Dasch U.S.N. John F. Schmitt U.S.A.
Vincent L. DiGiovanni U.S.A. Frank W. Scholtz U.S.A.
Leonard J. Fornaro U.S.A. Frank A. Schultz U.S.A.
Norman J. Heinlein U.S.N. Alois J. Siewierski U.S.A.
George J. Hock U.S.A. Andrew J. Sojak U.S.A.
James P. Hogg U.S.M.C. Thomas J. Sullivan U.S.A.
Norbert W. Kelly U.S.N. James A. Swegon U.S.A.
George J. Kratfel U.S.A. Henry A. Thompson U.S.M.C.R.
Melvin G. Krueger U.S.A. Gerald Tucholka U.S.N.R.
Joseph Kuhn U.S.A. Thomas G. Weindl U.S.A.
Robert A. Limmer U.S.A. Michael F. Wiedeck U.S.A.
Frank McLaughlin U.S.A. Carl Wilke U.S.A.
James M. Murray Jr. U.S.A. Earl W. Wissman U.S.A.
Harry E. Myers U.S.A. Raymond G. Wittstadt U.S.A.
Theodore J. Myszkowski U.S.A. Daniel Zellers U.S.A.
Lawrence Ott U.S.A. Joseph Dotterweich U.S.A.
Philip Jaworski U.S.N. Vincent John Bruni U.S.A.


World War II Memorial
Baltimore, Maryland

"LEST WE FORGET"

THIS MEMORIAL PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE 
MEMORY OF THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF SACRED
HEART OF JESUS PARISH WHO FAITHFULLY AND 
HONORABLY SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF 
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

DEDICATED ON MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 25, 1998

SACRED HEART OF JESUS HOLY NAME SOCIETY

So, what's your two cents?



Thursday, November 12, 2015

World War I Memorial - Boonsboro

World War I Memorial
Town Hall Annex
Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

The World War I Memorial is located in front of the Boonsboro Town Hall Annex on North Main Street in Boonsboro, Maryland. For those Nora Roberts fans, it is right across the street from her bookstore, Turn The Page Bookstore. I found this out because when I hit the roads and got to Boonsboro I encountered lots of folks for the small town. Then I found out there was a Nora Roberts book signing going on later that day. Note to self:  check for any book signings going on for future trips to Boonsboro!!

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

The memorial was one of the first memorials erected in area on July 4, 1919. There was a delay in the monument arriving so the installers worked until 2:00 on the morning of the July 4th to have it ready. The Honor Roll plaque did not arrive in time for the ceremony but was placed on at a later day. The monument cost $1,400.00 in 1919 and today the cost would be $19,255.66 (1275.4% rate of inflation!!!).

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD


Here is the Honor Roll:

Honor Roll
World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE BOYS FROM
BOONSBORO DISTRICT
BY SOUTH MOUNTAIN COUNCIL NO. 88, JR. O.U.A.M.
AND CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY
JULY 4TH 1919.

FIRST LIEUTENANTS
Louis Mc C Young -- Roger E. Martz


Baker, William L. Kennedy, George S.
Beachley, William H. Kuhn, Paul V.
Beard, Frank Maddren Richard T.
Bomberger, Richard W. Martz, Earl D.
Brown, Frank E. Martz, Hubert L.
Cross, Max. A. Martz, John N.
Doub, Earl W. Moser, Alva H.
Doub, Kieffer C. Moser, Kieffer M.
Dubel, Alvey R. Moser, Russell E.
Easterday, Robert C. Mullendore, Harry W.
Easterday, Russell C. Netz, William H.
Fockler, McKinley Olsen, Victor A.
Flook, Charles K. Reeder, Clarence R.
Foltz, Clarence W. Reeder, Elmer M.
Ford, Grover, L. Shifler, Ralph M.
Garrott, William H. Shoemaker, George D.
Griffith, Earl V. Smith, Lester S.
Gross, Elmer T. Smith, Luther J.
Grove, J. Richard Smith, Wilbert W.
Grove, Mark D. Snively, Howard W.
Harp, Fayette R. Snyder, John S.
Hines, John H. Snyder, Roy M.
House, Oliver C. Storm, John M.
Huffer, Albert L. Stouffer, Earl D.
Huffer, Alfred G. Stouffer, Guy E. L.
Huffer, Silas E. Taylor, Carl V.
Hutzell, Ellsworth Thomas, Harry A.
Hutzell, Frank L. Toyer, Daniel W. (Colored)
Hutzell, Gorman Wade, C. Hubert
Itnyre, Roy E. Warrenfeltz, Frank T.
Keadle, Ralph D. Young, Ernest E.


DIED IN SERVICE
John F. Clopper --- Austin G. Michael
C. Robert Kline

On the opposite side of the monument reads:

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

THAT THE MEMORY
OF THE BOYS WHO
GIVE THEIR LIVES
AND THEIR SERVICES
IN THE DEFENSE OF
THEIR COUNTRY
AND TO PERPETUATE
ITS IDEALS SHALL
LIVE AS AN INSPIRA-
TION TO COURAGE
AND PATRIOTISM

So, what's your two cents?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

World War I Doughboy Memorial - Emmitsburg

World War I Doughboy Memorial
West Main Street and Frailey Road
Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland



World War I Doughboy Memorial
Emittsburg, MD
May 2014

The World War I Doughboy Memorial is located at the intersection of West Main Street and Frailey Road in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This Memorial has also been a favorite of mine as it was one of the first monuments I came across when I moved to Maryland many many years ago. 



World War I Doughboy Memorial
Emittsburg, MD
May 2014

The Memorial was dedicated in May 1927. Being that is it at an intersection, the Memorial has had a history of cars hitting it. The latest accident happened in June 2015 with the Doughboy was knocked off of it's pedestal. When I went by it again in September 2015, it was still off the pedestal. It has finally been moved to a town facility for future repair. 



World War I Doughboy Memorial
Emmitsburg, MD
September 2015
Their was a call to possibly replace the Honor Roll due to the use of "Colored Soldiers" on the plaque. This memorial and many like it were erected in the 1920's when it was a totally different society than the one we live in today. In an article recently published in the Emmitsburg News-Journal entitled "Residents reject changes to Doughboy plaque" , Sharon Williams, President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emmitsburg VFW, said it best "We should not change anything on the statue, it is not our job to change history." Check out the article when you have a chance. Nice write up by Sarah Harrington. 

Here is the Honor Roll from a previous visit:



World War I Doughboy Memorial
Emittsburg, MD
May 2014
1917 1918
EMMITSBURG IN THE GREAT WAR
THIS MEMORIAL
ERECTED AND DEDICATED IN HONOR OF
THOSE FROM EMMITSBURG DISTRICT
WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WARD

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE WAS MADE BY

Bentzel, Arthur H. Hahn, Martin Luther* Rowe, Francis Edward*
Elder, Francis Xavier* Ohler, Vernon Ross* Schley, Reading*
Gelwicks, Charles F.* Reifsnider, Robert B.* Spalding, Henry D.*
Adelsberger, J. Owen Grimes, Gerald E. Riffle, Charles C.
Althoff, C. Raymond Harbaugh, Charles E. Rosensteel, Allen C.
Annan, Louis L. Harbaugh, Charles L. Rosensteel, Jno.H. of Jas.
Annan, Samuel McN. Hartdagen, Leroy Rowe, Charles J.
Bailey, R. Elmer Harting, John Mark Ryan, Joseph M.
Baker, Wilbur Hays, James T. Ryder, Gerald N.
Baumgardner, Clarence M. Hobbs, John Saffer, J. Albert
Bishop, James Lloyd Hoke, Clarence C. Sanders, J. Basil
Bowling, J. William Kelly, Henry W. Sayler, Roy Wilbur
Boyle, Cletus F. Kerrigan, J. Ward Sebold, Felix Bennett
Brown, D. Irwin Kerrigan, Robert V. Sellers, Charles E.
Byard, James A. Klosky, Simon Sellers, Robert R.
Byard, Sidney Clay Knott, Guy A. Seltzer, Ernest Thomas
Byers, Harry Bryan Kreitz, Allen F. Seltzer, James Edward
Click, Earl Norman Kreitz, John C. Sentz, Ernest Russell
Colliflower, John A. Kreitz, Joseph W. Sentz, John Edward
Cool, John Kugler, Martin L. Sharrer, Chas. Leander
Coyle, Charles Thomas Kump, Charles Wm. Shorb, Gerald
Cremer, Baxter Byron Little, Thomas Shorb, Joseph Albert
Day, John L. Marshall, Thomas Shuff, Joseph
Duffy, William Harris Martin, Maurice C. Shuff, William Clay
Duttera, John W. McKissick, William L. Smith, George Pedro
Eckenrode, Henry B. Jr. McMorris, John Thos. Stokes, Arthur M.
Eichelberger, Charles D. McNair, Charles A. Stokes, Charles K.
Eyler, Roy Miller, William Stokes, George H.
Felix, Joseph Webb Mitchell, James A. Stone, Daniel Edward
Ferguson, Russell David Moser, Allen E. Stoner, Louis H.
Fitez, Robert Glenn Moser, Maurice H. Topper, Benjamin M.
Frailey, Clarence G. Moser, Roy Jacob Topper, Francis S.
Frailey, Thomas J. Munshower, Harry L. Topper, Joseph M.
Frailey, William A. Myers, Clarence Turner, Joseph Milton
Galt, Sterling Jr. Myers, John Joseph Valentine, Harry E.
Gay, Roy Francis O'Donoghue, D. Allen Wagerman, George
Gelwicks, Albert O'Donoghue, John A. Walters, John William
Gelwicks, Lillian O'Donoghue, Sidney E. Warthen, Henry N.
Gelwicks, Roy Ohler, Charles F. Weant, Frank W.
Gillelan, Charles D. Ohler, Glenn E. Wetzel, H. Russell
Gillelan, Rhoda H. Ott, George Lewis Wetzel, John S.
Glacken, Joseph Rauth, Carl Martin Wetzel, Joseph William
Gloninger, John R. Rauth, John William Wetzel, Wilbert D.
Griffith, Vincent A. Rider, Allen F. White, Francis
COLORED SOLIDERS
Beatty, Albert Brown, Ward P. Butler, Charles Edward


While there may be some local controversy over the plaque, one thing is certain, men and women gave their service and sometimes their lives to defend our rights and freedoms. This we must never forget.

So, what's your two cents?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

World War I Doughboy Memorial - Williamsport

World War I Doughboy Memorial
400 American Legion Drive
Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland


World War I Doughboy Memorial
Williamsport, Maryland

The World War I Doughboy Memorial in Williamsport, Maryland is located in front of the American Legion Post 202, 400 American Legion Drive, Williamsport. This one I found because someone said to "look for the blue water tower". I did and there was the road I needed!!

Williamsport, MD Water tower

The dedication in July 1926 was a big deal. Thousands came out for the ceremony and the street carnival celebrating the Memorial. The Maryland governor at the time, Albert Ritchie, became the first governor to visit Williamsport.

Today the Memorial also includes markers to commemorate the wars and military actions since World War I including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada and Panama. It also looks like they have one to be prepared for what I presume will be for Iraq and Afghanistan.

World War I Doughboy Memorial
Williamsport, MD
Honor Roll

The World War I Honor Roll is on both sides of the Doughboy monument as begins as follows:

HONOR ROLL
ERECTED AND DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY OF THE BOYS FROM 
THE WILLIAMSPORT DISTRICT
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES OR THEIR SERVICES
IN THE WORLD WAR
1914  1918

Anderson, William Mc. Fleming, Walter W.
Ardinger, Kenneth E. Foltz, Gilbert S.
Bair, Shafer B. ^ Foltz, Robert
Baker, Edward L. Forsythe, Emmert
Banzhof, George W. Fritz, Glen
Beard, I. Gaver * Garrish, Frank T.
Bell, Clyde B. Garrish, George A.
Betts, Howard R. Garrish, Isaac
Blair, Frank Gearhart, Earl
Boppe, Charles Grimes, William E.
Brandt, Charles E. Grove, Emory S.
Brindle, Clyde R. Gruber I. E.
Brown, Emory Guessford, Clarence
Buchanan, Charles W. Guessford, Elmer
Burke, Charles R. Guessford, Otha
Byron, Jospeh W. Guessford, Reuben
Byron, William D. 2nd. Guessford, William
Castle, Ruby E. Hammond, Obed I.
Charles, Cldye M. Hanna, J. Henry
Charlton, Milford Harsh, Isaac G.
Cole, J. Boyd Hawbaker, Lewis C.
Conley, Edward S. Heck, Vernon W.
Cottrill, Lester G. Hetzer, Harry K.
Crawford, Charles R. Hetzer, S. Roy
Curfman, William F. Hetzer, William H.
Curfman, George T. Hoffman, Emmert M.
Cushwa, David K. 2nd. Hoffman, Frank H.
Davis, Daniel W. Hoffman, Grant L.
Davis, John W. Hoffman, Roy E.
Davis, Roy E. Hose Earl F.
Dellinger, W. Richard Hose, Fred A.
Dinsmore, Edward R. Hurd, Fritz D.
Downs, James Hurd, Mason M.
Downs, Norris Hurd, William S.
Eckis, Samuel K. James, Frank W.
* Faughander, John Johnson, Lawrence R.
Finfrock, Howard D. Johnson, Russell
Fink, Charles W. Jordan, Charles
Fleming, John A.
Kees, Allen C. Reed, Benjamin E.
Keller, Lester J. Reid, Conway R.
Kern, Nelson G. Roth, Grover W.
Kershner, David R. Rowe, Clyde
Kershner, Richard R. Rowland, Samuel J.
Kimble, William B. Sanders, John
Knipple, Carl Shank, Elmer R.
Knode, R.D. Sharer, John M.
Knodle, Arthur S. Siler, Ralph
Krauss, William A. Smith, E.L.
Kreps, John Smith, Harry C.
Kreps, Lesher L. Speaker, Elsworth R.
Lamp, Alvey J. Speaker, Walter P.
Landis, Goldie A. Somers, Harry L.
Lemen, Herman L. Staley, Emory
Little, Charles A. Taylor, Bernard H.
Little, James F. Teach, Jacob
Lizer, Samuel E. Templeton, Frank
Long, Frank W. Templeton, William
Long, John D. Thompson, Jesse D.
Long, Simon W. Tice, Joel K.
Marr, Roy Traver, Albert R.
Miller, Charles L. Traver, Harry R.
Miller, Eugene C. Turner, John D.
Miller, Raymond H. Uperman, John L.
* Moore, Joseph L. Wiley, Edgar
Moore, Thomas A. Wiley, Samuel
Moore, Randolph Willet, Kenneth A.
Murray, George C. Williams, Lawrence T.
Myers, Walter D. Wine, John F.
McAfee, J. Riley Wolf, Raymond
McCardell, W. Ernest Wolfe, Chester
McCardell, Norman R. Wolfe, Benjamin
McCardell, Richard K. Wolfe, William
McCauley, Robert E. Wright, Eugene
Nalley, Clyde G. Wright, Robert V.L.
Norris, Clyde C. Zimerley, George
Patton, J. Edward Zimmerman, Ira M.
Poffenberger, Charles
Poffenberger, George L. (COLORED)
Poffenberger, Harry Brown, Edward
Poffenberger, William H. Hamilton, William H.
Powell, Russell F.




*Killed In Action
^Died in Service


What's your two cents?