Sunday, January 21, 2018

Masdon Hearn - Barber

Joseph Masdon Hearn ( 1868-1939) A  Delmar, Maryland Barber who cut hair for over 50 years.  He was married for 46 years to Lulu Ethel Stephens Hearn ( 1875-1943) They had one daughter Margie Hearn who would marry Elwood Dewey Stokes.  They also raised Elsie Melson Stephens (Stevens) who was Lulu sister.  Elsie would marry Earl J. Chapman.  Masdon was the son of Isaac Stansbury Hearn and Lavenia E. Hastings Hearn.  Lulu was the daughter of James Stephens (Stevens) and Sallie Griffith Stephens.   Lulu worked as a seamstress at home.

He started cutting hair so early he had to stand on a box in order to reach the head of the customers.  Masdon Hearn lived on Chestnut Street and had a barber shop behind his house that he operated with Walter Lee Mills.  Both barbers would have so many aliments from cutting hair so long that they finally had to give it up.  Masdon’s small barber shop still stands behind his house on Chestnut and is now used as shed.

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