Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mike Dixon To Speak At The Delmar Library March 9th

Mike Dixon will speak about the Mason Dixon Line http://www.dixonhistory.com/mason/ at the Delmar Library on Saturday March 9th at 11 AM. Mike is a noted historian on the Eastern Shore. He is active in the Cecil County Historical Society and writes a blog called Reflections On Delmarva Past http://delmarvahistory.wordpress.com/
and Mike's History http://www.dixonhistory.com/news/
and Windows On Cecil County Past http://cecilcounty.wordpress.com/
and Mike Dixon, Historian http://www.dixonhistory.com/

He has recently written a piece on the Delmar Library on his Reflections On Delmarva blog.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Will Of Henry P. Lewis 1884

F:83 Henry P. Lewis Feb last 1884 "A few requests: I want to be buryed in our row on Peters Hill: Jane by the side of me: I want Kirt Evans to make my coffin: at Berlin comon plain. Sent at the same time to the Masons. I want them to burry me, have my apron and scarf put on me, have a black alapackir suit put on me; have my funnerell at the house. I want wife Gertrude Jane to hav the income of the place: as long as she remains a widow, when she marry s or dies I want the place sold and equally divided between my seven children namely: Larra E. Lewis, Julia J. Dennis. John D. H. Lewis, Riley Carrel Lewis, Jula E. Shockly, Viola P. Lewis and Corra E. Lewis. As soon as 1 am gone I want my tools and all that can be done without sold to apay the ispencis and live on the rest. I want John W. Davis to assist you - Jane in the buisnes, he is acquainted with the buisness and you will have to have some one to assist about the sale and getting things reddy. Let him now right away and let him keep informed. Tern the things to the best advantage or come as near to for you and the children. This is my prayer Take particular care of the 2 young children Ola and Cora and each of you meet me in heaven" The above will was selected from the wills that atr in the Wicomico Wills On Line at the Maryland Archives http://www.archive.org/stream/wicomicocountyma18671897kedd/wicomicocountyma18671897kedd_djvu.txt

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Delmar News Feb 28 1905

Delmar News The Courier Salisbury, Maryland Feb 28 1905

A banquet was given by the Masonic Lodge in their temple Friday evening which was attended by the wives and sweethearts of the members.  Eatables of all kinds were in abundance and all had a delightful time. 
Mr. Norman L. Hayman who was injured in the railroad yard sometime ago, resumed duty this week.
Mrs. W. E. Penuell, who has been dangerously ill for the past two weeks, is greatly improved. 

A large store building, built of concrete blocks similar to those used in the construction of the First National Bank, will be erected by Mr. Veasey in front of the Bank of Delmar.

Miss Bertie Hearn, who is attending school here, visited her parents near Seaford this week. 
It has been suggested the salary of the preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church be raised from $800 to $1,000.

Considerable mud-slinging has occurred between some of the residents of Delmar through the columns of the Laurel State Register.  It was all caused by a desire to extend the town corporate limits on the Delaware side.  Naturally those who had land that was in the proposed extension objected strenuously and this resulted in considerable hard feelings. All this, however, was not justifiable in provoking the attack on “Fair Play” by the writer of the article signing himself “Clique”.  It was a discussion of public interest and not one of personality, but “Clique” overlooked this in a desire to assail the personal reputation of “Fair Play.”  He lowered himself to adopt a mere school-boy trick of his younger days .  A man’s self respect should prevent him from adopting such language as “clique” used, but self respect did not evidently out any figure in the instance.  “L” hit the nail on the head and said the least about it.  

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The DHAS Facebook Page

The Delmar Historical and Arts Society now has a facebook page


The Suicide of Mrs. Annie Wells - 1910

On Sunday Afternoon Mrs. Annie Wells committed suicide at her home near Delmar by drinking laudanum and carbolic acid.  It is understood that the suicide was the result of a quarrel with her divorced husband who visited his wife after serving a sentence in the Delaware work home.


From the August 27th 1910 edition of the Courier