Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1946 Callahan's at Vienna Md


1946 Callahan's at Vienna Md

Monday, September 28, 2020

1953 The Cold War Spotter Post


Delmar's answer to a sneak attack by the communist, the 1953 aircraft spotter post located over by the VFW

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday Dinner at Edna's and Johnny's 1950


In 1950 our imaginary Delmar family may have gone for their Sunday drive and stopped off south of Eden for lunch or dinner at Edna's and Johnny's Lunch room and gas station.  One of many gas station/diners combinations that dotted the Delmarva highways in 1950, Edna's and Johnny's was run by Edna Ann Bozman Guarino (1922-2010) and John Guarino (1919-2005).  In 1951 or thereabouts they sold the dinner/gas station and opened a larger Gas station/Dinner at Westover, Maryland.  The first one was called Tom and Johnny's and the second was Johnny's Texaco. 

above 1951 ad

Edna was the daughter of Alfred and Lida McDorman Bozman of Stewart Neck.  She would marry, in July of 1941, to John Guarino who was originally from New York City but at the time working in Baltimore at the Glenn L Martin plant.  They would quickly have two daughters; Virginia Grace and Vivian Ann.  After they moved back to the Eastern Shore they would have a couple of small private business such as the gas station/diner combinations.  In 1955 John would go to work for the Salisbury police department and spent the next 22 years working there.  He went from patrolman to lieutenant.  

above 1959 Salisbury Times newspaper photo Patrolman Guarino

Edna would work at the Wand Shirt Factory in Fruitland. John would pass in 2005 and Edna in 2010.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

2010 Delmar Students in UMES Honors Band

 In 2010 these two band students were in the UMES Honors band

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Patriotic Order Sons of America 1912

 DELMAR, Del., Oct 10. The Delmar camp of the Patriotic Order Sons of America will attend services in a body at the Baptist church on Sunday evening, when the pastor, the Rev. W. G. Cooper, will preach a special sermon to the order.

Above from The Morning News 11 Oct 1912

The Patriotic Order Sons of America still exist (but not in Delmar) and their web page is here

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Carlos Lore Ellis


Carlos Lore Ellis (1883-1945) was the son of George Franklin C Ellis and Sallie E. Oliphant Ellis. He was born at a time when many male babies were named Carlos, a craze I have not found the origin of. 

Carlos worked for a number of years as a brakeman and baggagemaster for the railroad.  The photo above shows him in his railroad uniform.  He would marry on December 21st 1904 Mary Ethel Elliott.  The marriage only lasted eight months due to the death of Ethel of typhoid fever.

Mrs. Ethel Elis, the eight months' bride of Carlos Ellis and daughter of Joseph and Zettis Elliott, of near Delmar, whose illness was chronicled in a recent issue, died Thursday afternoon at her home on Market street, of typhoid fever, aged 24 years.  Though her illness was very serious her death came as a great shock to her relatives and friends who though her much better Thursday morning and were quite sanguine of her recovery.  Funeral services will be held this afternoon at St. George's M. E. church and interment made in the George Ellis burying ground. --- August 19th 1905 State register laurel Delaware

Carlos married  a second time on February 11th 1907 to Mary Elizabeth Messick - an older woman. They lived in Philadelphia while he worked for the railroad.  

About 1915 they adopted Margaret Marie Butler (1913-1985).  Margaret was the daughter of Thomas and Nellie King Butler from Bridgeville. 

above Margaret Butler Ellis.

Around 1935 Carlos moved into the lumber feed and produce trade and made good money.  They returned to live in Delmar.  He lived at 302 Chestnut Street.  Margaret Butler Ellis married Thomas Breeding of Cordova Md.  

above Carlos and Mary. 

Mary Ellis would die a few years later after this picture in 1943.  Carlos would die in 1945

Carlos Ellis, 61, 302 Chestnut St., Delmar, feed and lumberman, died at the Beebe Hospital, Lewes, Thursday.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Breeding, Cordova, Md.; a grandchild, a brother, Preston Ellis, Delmar, and two sisters, Mrs. Ural Carel, Delmar, and Mrs. Roland Nabb, also of Delmar.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the late home.Rev. J.W. Townsend will officiate. Interment will be in the M. E. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the home, 302 Chestnut St., Delmar, tonight after 7 o'clock.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day


Happy Labor Day - employees of the Pants factory

Berry Pickers Living Conditions Circa 1909


Not Delmar but picked up from Bob Wynn Facebook page on Maryland Towns People Places

Circa 1909. Straw beds and footlockers in shack occupied by berry pickers. Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Friday, September 4, 2020

The May Haverty Majorette School 1952


1952 Bi State weekly Ad

Mabel "May" Beasley Haverty came to Delmar in the early 1950s with her husband, Albert Page Haverty who worked for the railroad.  

She was born in 1924 at the Wash Woods Coast Guard Station in Currituck County North Carolina to Usef Beasley and Lucy Mae White Beasley.  By 1940 the Beasley family was in Norfolk, Virginia where May attended high school and developed a great passion for  being a Majorette.  She was with the Norfolk Fire department band as a majorette and ran a school for baton twirlers in Norfolk.  At the age of 18 she married 19 year old A P Haverty, who already worked as a fireman for the railroad in Norfolk. 

So early in the 1950s the family (they had a son by this time) came to Delmar.  They lived at 400 Lincoln street, which being just a few blocks from the high school, allowed May to assist with the high school band baton twirlers.  At the time the Delmar High School band had about 50 members and was directed by Bruce Henrickson.  As can be seen from the 1952 Ad she had her Majorette School up and running in Delmar. May is the adult one on the right. 

In 1954 their daughter was born at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. 

About 1957 the railroad transferred A P Haverty to Pennsylvania and in 1959 to Washington DC (Union Station) and the family left Delmar. Living  in the DC area May and her husband started attending Redskin games In a 1987 interview during the football strike they had commented they started attending Redskin home games in 1957 and had continued to attend them.  

Below is what is today 400 Lincoln avenue and I don't think the house numbering have changed since 1952 so this is where she had her Majorette school.  

May died in 2015 in North Carolina.  Her Husband, Albert died in 1998.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

W H Draper


William Henry Draper (1882-1960) was the son of Thomas Reed Draper and Olivia Belle Bennett of Milford Delaware.  In 1905 William would marry Effie Jones Reed (1886-1955) of Lewes, Delaware. William became employed by the railroad as an engineer.  He was transferred around and he was assigned to Franklin City, Virginia (where his daughter Sarah Olivia was born in 1907) then transferred to Delmar by 1920.  He seem to always have a side business going beside the railroad.  As you can see in the 1940s he had an Allis-Chalmers dealership.  In addition to his daughter he had a son; William Reed Draper(born in 1906).  In 1923 they moved into the house at 806 Grove street.  In 1924 Effie shocked everyone when at the age of 15 she ran off on Christmas eve with Glen Wright to be married in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Needless to say this was annulled.  Sarah Olivia became a nurse and went to live in New York state where in 1935 she married James Jerome Abraham.  They would return to the Lincoln Delaware area.  William Reed Draper would marry Ruth E Kelley and live out of state.  In 1944 William sold the house on Grove street to Samuel and Georgia Jones.  He moved to the Milford area.  It is assumed he had retired from the railroad in 1944.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

1977 Bo's Pickle Barrel


Lunch at Bo Pickle Barrel in the Salisbury Shopper World (where K mart use to be) 1977

Tucked in a corner by Radio Shack in which at one time was a decent shopping center.

another photo from the Nabb research center

E. W. Palmer and Son


Edward W Palmer (1863-1941) was one of the largest poultry producers in Sussex County in the 1920s and 30s.  The hatchery was one mile north of Delmar. His farm was called Cherry Hill Poultry Farm.  His wife was Laura Emma Shockley Palmer (1864-1940).  His son was Luther William Palmer (1884-1952) and they other children; Minnie E Palmer (1891-1921), Annie May Palmer (1886-1888), and Marion T Palmer (1889-1891). All buried at St Stephens cemetery.

1962 Leonard Mill


Clyde Twilley Cucumber Label