Thursday, April 30, 2015

Death of Warren Bruce

June 2, 1945 Salisbury Times Death of Warren Bruce

Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

8 Delmar Scouts Pass 2nd Class tests - 1944

8 Delmar Scouts Pass 2nd Class tests

Delmar, Mar 22 - Eight Scouts of Delmar troop 174 passed their second class tonight before a board of review held in Delmar (Del.) High School.  Chairman Raymond Wilkinson, David M. Green, J. E. McClaine, Jr. and Granville Brumbly held the review.  The Scouts passing the test were: Kenneth Ellis , Richard Maddox, John Ellis, Raymond Kellam, Vaughn Dennis, Frank Bradley, John Downing, and David Hastings.   

Scoutmaster Daniel G. Culver gave his annual financial report and progression of the troop to the board.

From the Salisbury Times March 22, 1944

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The History Of Pocomoke State Park

Pocomoke River State Park: A Glimpse from the Past

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present

Dr. Lisa M. Dennis

Travel back in time as we look at the history of Pocomoke River State Park. Learn about significant historical perspectives that developed the Park into the magnificent natural wonder it is today

Dr. Lisa M Dennis currently serves as Lead Park Ranger at Pocomoke River State Park. Prior to working at the park she was employed by the University of Maryland Extension as a Youth Development Specialist from 1995-2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership.

This event is open to the public and is free.


Wednesday at 2 PM April 22th at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Power Street Unit #190

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sussex County Genealogical Society Meets Saturday

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon,  Saturday, April 18, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The guest speaker will be Debbie Hooper, who will discuss tax lists. While many researchers concentrate on census records and other online lists to find their ancestors, many overlook the valuable information provided by tax records.

These records are often not online, so they may only be viewed at a government agency. As the old saying goes, “Nothing is sure except death and taxes.” Since everyone's ancestors have paid taxes since they first arrived in America, these records can be used to follow them through their travels in America.

The Sussex County Genealogical Society is an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research. The scope of interests reaches far beyond Sussex County and members concentrate on providing good and useful information to those researching their ancestry.

SCGS has monthly membership meetings from September to May with informative and helpful presentations. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. A special-interest online research group has grown from members’ suggestions. For up-to-date meetings and times, go to www.scgsdelawar

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

William, Josephine and Joseph Engel

From The State Register Oct 12, 1928 Delmar News

"Mrs. Josephine Engel of Delmar, widow of William G. Engel, who was a member of the band of the 28th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, has been granted a pension of $30 a month and $6 a month for minor"

So would were the Engels? 

William G. Engel was born January 9th 1876 in Pennsylvania.  He lived mostly in New York state and on July 11, 1898 he enlisted in the Army to fight in the Spanish American War.  He was in the company band in the 9th infantry, the 23rd infantry and 28th infantry.  He was discharged in 1899 suffering from an injury in his left side and malaria poisoning.   He was a tailor, a musician and a farmer. He married a woman named Cora in New York State and in 1904 William Charles Engel was born.  Charles was followed by Dorothy in 1907. He begin receiving a pension from the government in 1908.  The marriage broke up and William married Josephine about 1916. 

Maria Josephine was born in Cuba in 1890 and in 1913 migrated to New York.  In 1920 William and Josephine were living in Victory, Cayuga county  New York which is north of Auburn.  On June 2, 1919 they had a son named Joseph V. Engel.  Sometime between 1920 and 1927 they moved to Delmar Maryland.  He would die on December 26, 1927.  It is unknown where he is buried.  It would take several months after William's death before the government would give Josephine and Joseph a pension.  They are shown as being outside of in Delmar Maryland in the 1930 census.

After 1930 they moved to Florida.  Joseph V. Engel would join the Army Air Corp prior to WWII and would stay in the service thru Korea and Vietnam, retiring from the Air Force as a Chief warrant Officer.  He would die in 1971.  It is unknown what happen to Josephine.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Two of many Don'ts For Girls 1902

From "Don't For Girls, A manual of Mistakes" by Minna Thomas Antrim 1902