Sunday, May 29, 2016

Homestead Dairy Farms

Homestead Dairy Farms was started by William Humphreys Jackson (1839-1915) one of the wealthiest men in Wicomico County at the time from what was called "the Rider farm.".  After his death in 1915 it passed on to his son, William Purnell. Jackson (1868-1939).  The Dairy farm was also sometimes referred to as Byrd's Homestead Dairy Farms.  The Rider Farm was owned by the wife (Annie Rider Jackson) of Elihu Emory Jackson, an early merchant in Delmar MD. William H. and Elihu E. were brothers.
Above William H. Jackson
In 1908 they had two delivery wagons and 80 Guernsey and Jersey cows
The farm is located at 27798 Nanticoke Road.  Not only was it a dairy farm but a wide range of other animals were raised on the farm as it was a working farm.  In addition various crops were planted and sold.

Barns on the farm

1918 ad
Other dairies in the area at the time; were City Dairy (Koontz), Fairview Dairy, Hillside Dairy, Purity Creamery and Woodlawn Dairy.

1923 ad  Homestead Dairy farms employed a number of men for both the dairy and the farm.  They were given lodging and board.   My uncle, Charles Bayly , worked on the farm in the early 1940s.  while working there he made friends with Charle K. Shirey  who came from Hartford County to work on the farm.   He would marry my Aunt Ethel G. Bayly.

1921 ad H. S. Lowe takes over the Delmar Milk Route
Harry L. Van Horn

Wm. H. Jackson, Stanford Culver, Dank Melson, George Williams,

Thursday, May 26, 2016

1948 Ad Salisbury Maryland Dead Animal Removal

and you could call collect

Removing Adhesive Residue

From the Maryland State Archives' Instagram account:

Removing adhesive residue is never an easy process! This book had both packing tape and masking tape to remove. Most of the adhesive from the packing tape was removed with a crepe square. The yellowed adhesive of the masking tape was removed with swabs dipped in ethanol. Have to be careful though - too much ethanol or too much rubbing and the color comes off!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

George Davis 1938

George Davis
Nelson C. Quillen
From the new Castle County Gazette June 16 1938

1940s Beer Ad For Gold Medal Beer in a Can

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Another Hearn - Lola

There is a delightful description of a grandmother who was born in Delmar on "The View from The Porch" blog

The blogger does not give a last name for "Lola" and she does not give her last name as a blogger, I hope I am not messing her up to much, but, as a Delmar historian I would say Lola is Lola May Hearn.  Her father was Carl D. Hearn and mother was Anna Pearl Goldie.  Carl Hearn mostly lived in New Jersey. He was born there after his father Otho Burtrum Hearn moved to that area from the Delmar area.  It must have been by chance that he had return to his roots in Delmar in time for Lola to be born in Delmar.  Afterwards the family returned to New Jersey.  However this Hearns branch does track back to William Hearn, the Merchant and the Kendal Batson Hearns 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Flag Raising May 1920 Delmar Md School

A. H. Caulk
Willard S. Ellis
C. H. Cordrey
W. B. Muller

Order of United American Mechanics
May-Dell council #6

C. H. Cordrey in 1941