Thursday, August 13, 2015

Freeny School

About 1824 Freeny School
Built in 1910 and was located on old Route 13 north.  The first teacher was Effie Wingate.  The building was sold in 1932 and became part of the Spinning Wheel Night Club.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Delmar Historical and Arts Society will meet this Thursday

The Delmar Historical and Arts Society will meet this Thursday at 7 pm at Peddlers Four on Pennsylvania Ave

George Hurley Passed away

George Hurley, who was  speaker a year or so ago at the Lower Delmarva Genealogical society, passed away on August 9th,  He was a leader in Ocean city and a great historian of Ocean city.  He and his wife co-authored many books.

Previous Delmar Police Chief Dies

Jackie Ford, a previous Delmar Police officer and Chief of police, passed a way on August 9th.  He lived in Crisfield at the time.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday (August 12th) at 2 pm at Bradshaw and Son Funeral Home in Crisfield

Election 1986 Delmar Delaware

From The State Register April 2, 1986  Click on photo to enlarge

Monday, August 10, 2015

Delmar Ladies Promise Good Time

The ladies of the Delmar M. E. Church propose holding a festival in that place on the afternoon and evening of Friday and Saturday June 8th and 9th,  They promise a good time to all who patronize them, and extend a special invitation to the ladies and gentlemen of Salisbury to attend.

From the Salisbury Advertiser June 22, 1877

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Elijah Freeny Trustee For Sallie Freeny 1871

From the Salisbury advertiser September 2 1871

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cemetery Dangers

Walking a cemetery to obtain family names and information is not with out it's danger.  Well tended cemeteries in town or next to churches  have little harm to them, but rural untamed cemeteries may be another matter.  Usually I stay out of those cemeteries in the summer due to over grown foliage, snakes, creature etc.  Better to leave them to the fall or winter.

Try to always travel in two's or more when you visit the more isolated cemeteries.  Even in town and next to churches individuals may accost you.  Keep an eye on your vehicle as it may be robbed while you are far afield in a cemetery.  Use a little common sense for your protection. 

When walking around the more overgrown cemeteries tread gently.  Not only the risk of a vault top giving way is present (small creatures bury into the graves weaking the vaults) but some old graveyards would have a shallow water well for visitors to draw water for flowers for the graves or to clean tombstones.  Those wells may be open or they may be covered with a board that when stepped on will break.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windmill Down

From The Salisbury Advertiser Feb 6, 1897

During a high wind in Delmar, last week, the big wind mill owned by Mr. Elijah Freeny was blown down and fell upon T. A. Vessey's barn, crushing in the roof and almost wrecking the building.  A colored man who was in the barn at the time escaped unhurt.  The mill stood 76 feet high and had a tank with a capacity of 8,000 gallons.  The tank was empty at the time.