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|
June 16, 1916
-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?