Cardinal Gibbons to consecrate New Altars of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Whilst doing some research in historical newspapers today, I came across an article in the Baltimore Sun of Saturday, September 3, 1898. The surnames found in this article include: Connor, O'Hara, Padian, Cockey, Mulcahy, McDermott, Bussey, Lindsay, Rodgers, Kenourly, Flavin, Connolly, Fitzgerald, Shea, Ryan, Kennedy, Kelly, Bradley, Hanley, Scally, Doyle, Maguire, Martin, Noppenburger, Hyland, Kenney,… Continue reading Cardinal Gibbons to consecrate New Altars of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Many thanks to Kathleen Barry (Director) and Jim Long (Photo Collections Manager) of the Historical Society of Baltimore County for tracking down more information about the death of William H. Chaffman.  Here's what they uncovered: William Chaffman died on August 7, 1901, and according to the first article, it was sudden although he had "been… Continue reading Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Looking for Chaffman family records

There are a number of comments here from readers looking for information on the Chaffman family that lived in Texas Maryland.  For example, Carole Browning wrote: "i am the daughter of Raymond Chaffman, his father was William Chaffman who was married to Lena parks Chaffman. William was born in 1849, Lena was born in 1857,… Continue reading Looking for Chaffman family records

Maryland Historical Trust files for Texas and surrounding areas

Many thanks to Jack Cougle https://www.facebook.com/jlcougle for compiling the following list of Historic Property applications from hhttp://mht.maryland.gov/mihp/MIHP.aspx. Site # MD St Archive’s # Site Name BA-74 msa_se5_3302 St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane BA-90 msa_se5_3318 Old Gunpowder Meeting House, 13100 Beaver Dam Road BA-886 msa_se5_4127 Cockeysville Freight Station BA-975 msa_se5_4216 Shipley-Kemp House [also… Continue reading Maryland Historical Trust files for Texas and surrounding areas

Poole Engineering & Machine

Updated 15-Sep-2021 CKT Original Caption: Ambulance given John Hopkins unit. Members of the 3" gun department of the Poole Engineering and Machine Company, at Woodberry, Maryland presented the John Hopkins Unit, through the American Red Cross, with a regulation ambulance. The presentation ceremonies were part of the Flag Day celebration. The men who contributed to… Continue reading Poole Engineering & Machine

Col. Harry Gilmor

Col. Harry Gilmor, of Glen Ellyn, near Texas Maryland, raised a confederate regiment of Irish immigrants living in Texas Maryland. My great-great-grandfather, Patrick Scally and his brother-in-law, Michael Croghan, were among those who served in the Confederacy under Gilmor during the Civil War. Do you have an ancestor from Texas Maryland who served (on either… Continue reading Col. Harry Gilmor

Have you ever heard of a place called Texas Maryland?

It used to be a village in Baltimore County that was settled by Irish and other immigrants during the 19th century but grew with and then was overtaken by Cockeysville. It was once called Clark's Switch, and Ellengowan, and there was even a Post Office there until the 1950s. If you ever lived there or… Continue reading Have you ever heard of a place called Texas Maryland?